Roundup: P.G. one win from perfect year

Roundup: P.G. one win from perfect year

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Roundup: P.G. one win from perfect year

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The Pacific Grove High baseball team can have a perfect ending to its regular season should it beat Gonzales on Thursday.

The Breakers went to 26-0 this year with a 14-0 win Tuesday against King City at home and need only to beat Gonzales in Gonzales to become the first team from Monterey County to finish with an unbeaten, untied regular-season record.

Pacific Grove didn’t waste anytime against the Mustangs. It sent 14 batters to the plate in the first inning and scored 10 times with the help of six walks and five hits.

Conyal Cody doubled in two runs and Kevin Tesky slugged an RBI-triple.

The Breakers added three more runs in the second in a game that was called after five innings. Four Pacific Grove pitchers held King City to three hits.

Stevenson 12, Carmel 0: At Stevenson, the Pirates continued their drive for a playoff spot by blanking the Padres in a game called after five innings.

Stevenson is 15-9 overall, 9-8 in the MTAL while Carmel is 15-12, 11-7.

The Pirates scored five runs in the second and five in the third.

Galen Manhard struck out six and allowed only two hits.

Warren Graham went 3-for-3 with five RBIs, Brad Powers had three hits and three RBIs while Seth Klein and Chandler Bluhm had two hits each.

Stevenson is at Greenfield on Thursday.

Monterey 12, Salinas 1: At Hartnell, the Toreadores had 10 runs by the fourth inning in their defeat of the Cowboys. Winning pitcher Carter Aldrete allowed one unearned run, gave up four hits, walked three and struck out a trio. At the plate Aldrete doubled, batted in a run and scored a run.

Also for Monterey, Jordan Esposo went 2-for-2 with a double and Jimmy Hill III had two hits and three RBIs.

Jackson Duda had two hits for Salinas (10-15, 8-9)H and Nick Gagnon was 2-for-2. Ross Scarr was the losing pitcher.

Monterey (15-11) hosts Monte Vista Christian at Sollecito Park on Thursday.

Softball

Salinas 5, Gilroy 3: At Gilroy, the Cowboys broke through in the sixth to tie the Mustangs and then scored two runs in the seventh to eventually get the win.

The victory kept Salinas’ MBL Gabilan Division title hopes alive.

Melissa Bravo got Salinas on the board with a three-run home run in the sixth inning to tie the game at 3-3.

In the seventh, Brittany Hernandez hit a single that plated two runs.

Marah House was the winning pitcher, going three innings. Corina Salinas had two hits.

Salinas can win a share of the division championship Thursday against Hollister.

Santa Catalina 16, Gonzales 0: At Gonzales, the Cougars won the MTAL championship outright with the shutout victory over Gonzales.

Annie Aldrete went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple. Tatumn Satow went 3-for-5 and Brenda Melano had two hits.

The Cougars go for the perfect league campaign on Saturday against Carmel.

Hollister 11, Christopher 1: At Hollister, the Haybalers clinched at least a share of the MBL Gabilan Division title after routing the Cougars.

It was the 12th game in a row Hollister has allowed one or no runs to an opponent.

The Haybalers (15-1, 11-0 MBL Gabilan) can win the division title outright on Thursday against Salinas.

Soledad 9, King City 5: At Soledad, the Aztecs won a back-and-forth contest against a south county rival.

Clarissa Sanchez (2-for-3) and Alyssa Santoro (3-for-3) each hit a home run. Destiny Ramirez was 2-for-4.

Catcher Ashley Sanchez had two hits. She also was involved in a scary play at the plate, where she sustained a laceration and had to be taken out of the game.

Soledad, which reached the 10-win mark for the first time ever, closes out the season against Stevenson on Thursday.

Boys golf

CCS Regional No. 1: At Rancho Canada Golf Club, Stevenson’s boys squad advanced to the championship round after finishing as the top team in the regional tournament.

Stevenson, as a club, shot 358. They were 15 shots better than Hollister, which also qualified as a team.

Ryan Han, who took first in the MBL postseason tournament, was first in the regional with a 67. Stevenson’s Seb Crampton and Drew Nelson each shot a 70 to tie for third place. Stevenson’s Austin Kwan (71), Michael Decker (73) and Kyle John (74) all finished in the top 10.

Monte Vista Christian’s Ryan Slater took 13th place with a 74 to qualify for the championship round.

The second regional takes place this morning with several local teams and individuals participating.

Stevenson: Crampton 70, Nelson 70, Kwan 71, Decker 73, John 74, Yan 79.

Hollister: Han 67, Moreno 75, Caputo 75, German 77, A. Smith 79, R. Smith 83.

Individuals: Slater (MVC) 74, Perham (NS) 79, Shudoma (MON) 84, Moran (PG) 87.

Boys tennis

Serra 12, Stevenson 6: At College of San Mateo, the Pirates were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the CCS team tournament.

Stevenson, the last county team remaining, was the only team to get a win in CCS tournament play. But they were eventually upended by third-seeded Serra.

The Pirates finished the season 12-1.

Boys volleyball

Hollister 3, Lynbrook 1: At Hollister, the seventh-seeded Haybalers eliminated 10th-seeded Lynbrook in the first round of the CCS Division I tournament.

Hollister, winners of the MBL postseason tournament, took the first game and held tough against Lynbrook (13-13).

With the win, Hollister will play second-seeded Mitty at 7 p.m. Thursday in San Jose.

Oak Grove 3, Watsonville 1: At Watsonville, the Wildcatz’s first CCS home game in school history ended in a loss, as Oak Grove prevailed 23-25, 25-14, 25-15, 25-16.

It was the team’s second meeting this season; Watsonville won the first encounter last month.

Watsonville is 0-2 in CCS tournament play. The Wildcatz finished the season 24-12.

St. Francis 3, Christopher 0: At Mountain View, the Lancers eliminated Christopher 25-14, 25-15, 25-14 in the first round of the CCS Division I tournament.

It was Christopher’s first-ever appearance in the CCS tournament.

The Cougars finish the season 16-18.

Mount Madonna: The Hawks from the Watsonville summit will play host to St. Ignatius of San Francisco in the second round of the CCS Division II tournament on Thursday.

St. Ignatius defeated Aptos in four games in the first round of the tournament on Tuesday.

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