Prep roundup: Valley Christian rallies to beat Mitty, De La Salle wins sixth straight, Granada rolls


No. 4 Valley Christian 5, No. 12 Archbishop Mitty 3

The Warriors overcame a three-run deficit in the first inning and rallied to beat Mitty for their seventh league win of the year. 

An RBI single from Luka Pintar brought home Andrew Sauceda and Makoa Sniffen in the first inning. Waylon Walsh reached home on a fielding error, putting Mitty up 3-0 early. 

But Valley Christian’s offense came alive in the fourth. 

Tatum Marsh hit a solo homer on the first pitch thrown to him to cut the Mitty lead to two runs. Valley Christian tied the game 3-3 when Kole Laubach hit an RBI double to the center field wall that scored Jordan Ortiz and Brock Ketelsen.

Valley Christian center fielder Tatum Marsh (4) makes a catch for the last out of their 4-1 win over Serra High during a West Catholic Athletic League game at Valley Christian High School in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) 

Marsh scored the go-ahead run in the fifth after he singled to knock in Nathan Choi. Later in the inning, Ketelsen was walked with the bases loaded which brought home Marsh, giving the Warriors a 5-3 advantage. 

Laubach, who came in relief in the second inning, retired three straight batters in the seventh to close the game. He ended the day allowing just two hits and striking out six. 

Valley Christian won both games of the two-game series and moved to 19-3, 7-2. Mitty is now 13-8-1, 5-3-1.

No. 2 Granada 10, Foothill 3

Granada put up six runs before the fifth inning and had 15 hits as the Matadors completed the sweep of Foothill with a 10-3 win. 

Junior Mikey Boyd had two hits, two RBIs and a home run. Riley Winchell was 3 for 4 and had an RBI. 

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Pitcher Parker Warner pitched 4 2/3 innings, striking out five and allowing a run. 

Sophomore George Schmitt hit a home run for Foothill, which is now 10-10, 4-5. 

Granada improved to 19-1, 8-1. 

Granada’s Mikey Boyd (23) attempts to field a ground ball against Amador Valley in the seventh inning at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, Calif., on Saturday, April 12, 2024. (Shae Hammond/Bay Area News Group) 

No. 5 De La Salle 12, No. 7 San Ramon Valley 

The Spartans won their sixth straight game behind an explosive offensive performance from Hank Tripaldi

The senior was 2 for 3 with five RBIs, a double and a home run. Tripaldi had the Spartans’ only two extra-base hits.

De La Salle shortstop Tyler Spangler totaled two hits and two RBIs. 

SRV’s Colin Linteo had a home run. 

De La Salle improved to 12-3, 6-2. SRV dropped to 12-7, 7-3. 

De La Salle’s Hank Tripaldi (1) runs the bases after hitting a home run against Valley Christian High School during the CIF NorCal Division I championship at Valley Christian High School in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday, June 3, 2023. (Shae Hammond/Bay Area News Group) 

Castro Valley 6, No. 17 Piedmont 4 (nine innings)

Castro Valley came back from a two-run deficit to beat Piedmont in extra innings.

Piedmont took a 2-0 lead after two innings, but Castro Valley put up a three-spot in the third to take a 3-2 lead. 

The Trojans led 4-3 heading into the sixth, but Piedmont tied it when Diego Delventhal singled to right field and brought home Brandon Dicke

After the two teams went scoreless in the seventh and eighth innings, the Trojans broke through in the ninth. 

Gilbert Seidel was walked with the bases loaded, bringing home Braden Spade. In the next at-bat, Owen Seidel reached home on a ground out to put the Trojans up 6-4. 

In the bottom of the ninth pitcher Alex Nicol retired three straight to ice the win for Castro Valley, which improved to 12-7-1, 2-3-1. Nicol came in relief in the sixth and ended the day, allowing just a hit while striking out five.

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Piedmont dropped to 13-3, 5-1. 

Oakland Tech 2, Skyline 0

The Bulldogs remained perfect in Oakland Athletic League play with a dominant defensive win over Skyline. 

Senior David Granger pitched a complete game shutout, striking out nine and allowing just two hits. 

Junior Ben Estow had an RBI double. 

Oakland Tech jumped to 11-6, 7-0. Skyline is now 4-6, 3-3. 


No. 1 St. Francis 17, Sacred Heart Cathedral 0 (five innings)

The Lancers won their 17th straight by scoring 17 runs, defeating SHC by mercy rule. 

St. Francis put up 11 runs in the first inning and didn’t look back. 

Shannon Keighran batted 2 for 3 with four RBIs and a triple. Rebecca Quinn had two hits and three RBIs.

Kate Munnerlyn had another solid day in the pitcher’s circle, throwing a one-hitter in five innings while striking out five. Keighran came in relief in the fourth inning and struck out three while allowing no hits. 

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No. 3 Alameda 2, Mt. Eden 1 (eight innings)

Katy Lambert hit a walk-off single to lift Alameda over Mt. Eden in a gritty defensive game. 

Mt. Eden scored in the first inning when freshman Kealani Temoche singled to bring home sophomore Jasmine Cruz. 

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Alameda found its equalizer in the third after freshman Miley Gradney doubled and knocked in Leaira Robinson

Both teams did not allow a run until the ninth when Lambert scored Mia Wong to win the game. 

Lambert and Jasmine Whorley each pitched four innings and combined to strike out eight and allow four hits. 

Alameda improved to 12-2 while Mt. Eden dropped to 11-4. 

No. 2 Mitty 12, St. Ignatius 1

Keira Brady totaled went 3 for 4 with four RBIs and a home run to lead Mitty past St. Ignatius at home. 

Mitty senior Corri Hicks added two hits, five RBIs and two home runs. Georgia Sperling struck out three and allowed six hits in a complete game shutout.

Cecilia Ryan scored the Wildcats’ lone run in the first inning. 

Mitty is now 13-3, 2-2. St. Ignatius fell to 5-9, 0-4.

Archbishop Mitty’s Corri Hicks (99) hits a solo home run against Hollister High School in the second inning for their Central Coast Section Open Division softball playoff game at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, Calif., on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) 

Boys lacrosse

Bellarmine 10, Live Oak 2

Jackson Koberlein scored three goals, Owen Pence scored and the Bells rolled Live Oak 10-2 at home. 

Luke Richey and Tyler Lang scored Live Oak’s only two goals of the game as the Acorns (6-3) had their four-game winning streak snapped.

Bellarmine improved to 7-7.

Live Oak senior Kenyon Castro (22) tries to maneuver around Bellarmine defenseman Liam Vieceli (33) during the second quarter of a high school lacrosse game, Friday, April 19, 2024, in San Jose, Calif. (D. Ross Cameron for the Bay Area News Group) 

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