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Paly graduate, Dodgers’ Minor Leaguer Pederson (’10) to MLB spring training

Paly graduate, Dodgers’ Minor Leaguer Pederson (’10) to MLB spring training

Josh Stern, Editor-in-chief
January 21
Filed under Baseball, Featured Athlete, Pro Sports, Top Stories

The Los Angeles Dodgers could very well be adding a Palo Alto native to their already star-studded roster this year. Paly’s own Joc Pederson (’10), who was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 11th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball (MLB) Amateur Draft, will be joining the Dodgers during...

Paly baseball falls to St. Francis in CCS semifinals

Paly baseball falls to St. Francis in CCS semifinals

Audrey DeBruine, Features Editor
May 25
Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

For this year’s Paly baseball team, which had a full set of new starters, reaching the Central Coast Section (CCS) semifinals was an achievement that went above and beyond expectations that had been set for this season. “We weren’t supposed to win a league title,” head coach Eric Raich said af...

Alok Subbarao: Sean Harvey

Alok Subbarao: Sean Harvey

Austin Poore, Staff Writer
May 22
Filed under Baseball, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Features, Spring Sports, Top Stories

It’s a warm Tuesday evening on the baseball field at Palo Alto High School, and Sean Harvey is trying to organize a team dinner. The baseball team has just lost its first playoff game, a 4-3 loss to Saratoga, and Harvey is hoping a team event will get his squad back on track. “It’s a way ...

Baseball tops Watsonville in CCS, 12-4

Baseball tops Watsonville in CCS, 12-4

Zach Rizk, Columnist
May 22
Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

Palo Alto started Central Coast Section play strongly with a decisive, 12-4 win over an error-plagued Watsonville team that couldn’t match the Vikings' potent offense. The victory sends Paly to the quarterfinals of Central Coast Section Division I play on Saturday when it will meet Bellarmine Prep ...

Baseball now tied for first in league with Wilcox

Ami Drez, Staff Writer
April 20
Filed under Baseball

On Friday afternoon, the Paly baseball team was unable to come back from a 1-0 deficit, despite defeating Wilcox this Wednesday (8-5). Paly defense as well as the pitching by Chris Smith ('14), were able to hold Wilcox to zero runs up until 3rd inning. However, the Viking hitting started out slow. Finally...

Paly baseball comes back from 2-0 deficit to beat Gunn

Paly baseball comes back from 2-0 deficit to beat Gunn

Sammy Solomon, News Editor
March 22
Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

On a sunny Friday afternoon, the Viking baseball team defeated Gunn High School 6-2, led by Isaac Feldstein ('13), Austin Poore ('13) and pitcher Danny Erlich ('14). Erlich began the game on the mound for the Vikings, letting two Gunn runs in the first two innings, putting the Titans up 2-0. The momentum...

Brief: Feldstein double wins game against San Ramon Valley

Brief: Feldstein double wins game against San Ramon Valley

Pippa Raffel, Staff Writer
March 16
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Paly baseball defeated San Ramon Valley in a close game on Saturday afternoon; the Vikings won 8-7. "It was awesome, we fought hard and got through some adversary. It was a big win today, we came back, it feels good," Isaac Feldstein ('13) said. Jack Cleasby ('14) scored the only run in the first...

Ramkumar goes the distance as Paly baseball skewers Homestead

Ramkumar goes the distance as Paly baseball skewers Homestead

Tara Lawrence, Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

Paly’s varsity baseball team battled against Homestead High School on Wednesday, winning 4-2. Third baseman Bowen Gerould (’14), drove in a run and made several nice plays for the Vikings. Jack Cleasby (’14) narrowly dodged the catcher while sliding into home base to give the Vikes a 2-1...

Foug’s two-out, game-winning single lifts Vikings over Maria Carrillo

Foug’s two-out, game-winning single lifts Vikings over Maria Carrillo

Kevin Dukovic, Editor-in-Chief
March 2
Filed under Baseball, Top Stories

James Foug may only stand a mere 5 feet 9 inches tall, but the senior centerfielder came up big Saturday afternoon. In a game that was dominated by solid pitching, Foug had two hits, including a game-ending single in the bottom of the seventh inning, and Paly (2-3) rallied past visiting non-conference...

Brief: Baseball drops third in a row with loss to Serra

Brief: Baseball drops third in a row with loss to Serra

Zach Rizk, Staff Writer
February 26
Filed under Baseball

The Palo Alto high school baseball team lost today's competition to Serra High School, with a score of 9-2. In a game filled with errors, three relief pitchers and only two runs, the Vikings were unable to find much consistency throughout the game. The Vikings found themselves in a hole, trailing...

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