Balers clinch crown with no-hitter

Balers clinch crown with no-hitter

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Balers clinch crown with no-hitter

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Greg Steinbeck tossed a six-inning no-hitter Tuesday as the Hollister High baseball team beat Monterey 10-0 at Hollister High.

It was the seventh shutout the Balers have pitched this season, and this one clinched the Monterey Bay League Gabilan Division title for the fifth time in the past six years.

Monterey fell to 14-8 overall, 7-6 in league.

Steinbeck struck out six and needed only 63 pitches to get the job done. He ran his league record to 6-0 and has given up just six hits in 33 innings.

Dylan Yamasaki keyed the offense with three hits and five RBIs. Zachry Moeller drove in three runs while Daniel Gonzales, Troy O’Campo and Tony Amaral all had two hits and scored two runs.

Hollister plays Salinas High on Friday at Washington Middle School while Monterey hosts Gilroy at Sollecito Park.

Pacific Grove 9, King City 8: At Pacific Grove, King City built an 8-6 lead over the Breakers after five innings but couldn’t hold it.

Pacific Grove scored two in the sixth to tie and one in the seventh to win its 33rd MTAL game in a row dating back to 2012. The Breakers are 17-2 overall, 12-0 in league.

Tough-luck King City went to 8-11 overall and 3-9 in league.

Trailing by two in the sixth, the Breakers scored one run on a fielder’s choice and tied the game on a double by Anthony Coppla.

Kacee Takasaki singled to open the Pacific Grove seventh and eventually scored on a one-out single by Nathan Moses.

Dan Harrington pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh inning to get the win.

King City had 11 hits — two each by Ulysses Arellano, Adrian Pina, Gabriel Soto and Jacob Fores.

Pacific Grove is at Stevenson on Thursday and King City is at Gonzales.

Gilroy 12, Palma 2: At Palma, the Chieftains’ bid for a CCS playoff berth got a bit more problematic after falling to the Mustangs. Palma tumbled into last place in the MBL Gabilan at 4-10. Gilroy hopped into sixth at 4-9.

Jacob Regester and Brad Caraccioli drove in the Palma runs. Michael Avila took the loss.

Palma travels to Monte Vista Christian for a Thursday game.

Soledad 3, Stevenson 2 (8 innings): Daniel Farfan’s RBI-single in the top of the eighth proved to be the difference as the Aztecs won a crucial MTAL game. The outcome broke a tie for third place with Soledad now 7-5 and Stevenson 6-6.

Nick Sosa pitched out of a jam in the bottom of the eighth to nail down the victory.

Stevenson tied the game in the bottom of the seventh on a two-out RBI-single from Brad Powers.

Soledad is home to Greenfield on Friday while Stevenson is home Thursday to Pacific Grove.

Carmel 9, Greenfield 0: At Greenfield, the Padres scored in every inning but the first to blank the Bruins and improve to 13-7 overall and 10-2 in the MTAL. Greenfield is 7-12, 4-8.

Dylan Larson threw five innings, gave up four hits and got the win.

Carter Hayes had three hits, including a triple; Kenny Nava and Joe Bifano had two hits each and William Kehoe drove in two runs.

Carmel goes to Gonzales on Thursday, Greenfield is at Soledad on Friday.

Volleyball

Palma 3, Alisal 0: The Chieftains broke a tie for first with Alisal and clinched no worse than a co-championship with a 25-12, 25-23, 25-19 victory. Palma can claim the title outright by ending the regular-season Thursday with a win over Gilroy.

Palma is 13-2 in league, Alisal is 12-3.

Toby Wisner had 14 kills for Palma, Jean-Luc Adam had 10 kills and Jeremy Dicks had 45 assists.

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