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The first-ever West Coast Bay Area Baseball Rankings are out. Only teams located in cities on the Bay Area Census are eligible for the rankings.
The Warriors are at the top of the rankings with three dominant wins while outscoring opponents 33-3. Two players – sophomore Carmelo Rivera and freshman Tatum Marsh – have four RBIs. That wasn’t it for the young crop of Warriors talent, with sophomore Jacob Hudson tossing four scoreless innings with six strikeouts.
Perhaps the biggest win in the Bay Area came when the Matadors rallied from a five-run deficit to defeat nationally ranked De La Salle, 6-5, in extras. Four different Granada players have at least four RBIs, led by the six from seniors Dylan Baxter and Logan Mock. Granada’s only loss: 6-2 to No. 4 California, as the two teams swept the series and Granada winning the other contest, 8-1.
After dominant wins over Franklin and Tracy, the Spartans suffered their first defeat in extra innings to EBAL foe Granada, 6-5. They did recover nicely in a 15-3 rout of Jesuit on Thursday. Senior Andrew Silva – who received a San Francisco State offer last month – had a double, triple and five RBIs.
The Grizzlies are one of the premier teams in the region now, and it showed in a sweep of Foothill, when it outscored the mighty Falcons 10-2 – including an extra-innings win. Pranav Sundar hit four RBIs on Friday, while Arizona commit Nic Bronzini allowed one hit and 11 strikeouts in five innings. Dillon Rudd pitched seven innings of one-run ball on Wednesday.
Serra began its season in unstoppable fashion, rolling to a 12-0 victory over Hillsdale on Tuesday.
Like its WCAL counterpart, Serra, Mitty cruised to a 14-4 victory against King’s Academy. Antonio Cabrera hit two doubles. Mario Ricci and Zach Yorke each drove in three runs.
Following wins over Livermore and Monte Vista – outscoring the two opponents 21-2 in three games, including two shutouts – Foothill suffered a pair of tough defeats to No. 4 California. The biggest positive, though, was San Francisco State bound lefty Nathan Shinn’s performance on the mound last Wednesday, when he surrendered one earned run and struck out seven batters in seven innings.
Season starts April 12 vs. Gilroy.
Season starts April 7 vs. Concord.
The Lancers’ season started with a bang in a 13-1 trouncing of San Benito. Johnny Tarantino and Connor Prahm hit long balls. Ritvik Sajja, Will Bonini and Ned Righellis allowed a combined four hits on the mound.
Pittsburg is a formidable BVAL foe this season, and its only loss came by one run to Heritage. It avenged that defeat with a 4-3 win over the Patriots on Tuesday, giving it five straight wins – a span in which its offense has scored 10-plus runs twice.
The Patriots’ perfect record came to a close with a 4-3 defeat to Pittsburg on Tuesday, a team in which it is 1-1 against this year – both games were decided by one run. Felix Dominguez is 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 18 strikeouts.
Season starts April 8 vs. Las Lomas.
Carlmont’s impressive resume features wins over Sacred Heart Cathedral and St. Ignatius. Jack Vanoncini is hitting .500 with a team-best three RBIs.
Tamalpais is unstoppable thus far, as evidenced in a three-game sweep of Sir Francis Drake when it produced 33 runs – highlighted by a 20-run outing in one game. Seniors Tucker Bougie and Jake Ferguson each have two home runs.
A 10-0 win over Marin Catholic this week showed how unstoppable Redwood has been thus far, scoring 52 runs in five games while allowing just six. Redwood has scored 10-plus runs in four of its contests and 13 runs twice.
Season starts April 12 vs. No. 1 Valley Christian.
Four straight wins for Berkeley have the team riding high since a 7-0 loss to Castro Valley. It has scored 18 runs during this streak and allowed only two, sprinkling in a pair of shutouts.
Alameda boasts a terrific junior class and is 6-1 this season, with its lone loss coming in 6-4 fashion to Arroyo. Its pitching staff has two shutouts. Two big series await against Berkeley and Castro Valley.
Since a 5-1 loss to Carlmont to begin the season, SHC has rattled off two straight wins – including a big 9-7 win over Castro Valley on Monday. Lucas Kelly went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs.
Season starts April 7 vs. Vanden
Season starts April 7 vs. Dixon
Castro Valley is amidst a two-game losing streak, suffering a one-score loss to Arroyo and a two-score defeat to Sacred Heart Cathedral. But it does boast two wins over Bishop O’Dowd and one over Berkeley.
Since losing three straight to begin the spring, the Mustangs have rattled off three straight wins with a two-game sweep of Dublin when it outscored the Gaels 25-0 and then beat Livermore, 3-2. Six Mustangs have three or more RBIs.
Season starts April 13 vs. Serra.
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