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Paly baseball beats Monta Vista in first round of CCS

Paly baseball beats Monta Vista in first round of CCS

Sam Greene, Copy-Editor
May 18
Filed under Baseball, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Palo Alto Baseball (24-9) put up strong play against the Monta Vista Matadores (15-11) in its first round of the CCS tournament on May 18, 2011, 10-2, earning a spot in the next round against Homestead. The Vikings sent pitcher Graham Marchant (’11) to the mound at the beginning of the game where...

Baseball crushes Wilcox to tie SCVAL championship series

Baseball crushes Wilcox to tie SCVAL championship series

Emy Kelty and Alistair Thompson
May 12
Filed under Baseball, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School Varsity baseball team (23-9, 13-5) crushed Wilcox (25-5, 13-3) 10-1 to tie the SCVAL championship series up at 1-1 today. The Vikings lost the first game of the three game series 10-8 on Tuesday.  Graham Marchant (’11) pitched a solid 7 innings and was backed up by strong hi...

Baseball defeats Los Altos, advances to SCVAL Championship

Baseball defeats Los Altos, advances to SCVAL Championship

Alistair Thompson, Features Editor
May 8
Filed under Baseball, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School Varsity baseball team (22-8, 13-4) defeated Los Altos (17-11, 11-6) 13-0 to take the three game series and earn the Vikings a spot in the SCVAL championship. Paly pitcher Drake Swezey (‘11) threw six shutout innings, giving up only four hits all afternoon. Swezey received...

Paly Baseball beats Los Altos 4-3 in Game One of SCVAL Playoffs

Brennan Miller
May 4
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Video

Paly baseball picks off a Los Altos runner in the third inning of game one in SCVAL playoffs. The Vikings came back from 3-0 to triumph over the Eagles 4-3 Tuesday, May 3, 2011.  

Paly baseball defeats Willow Glen 6-5 in a non-league game

Paly baseball defeats Willow Glen 6-5 in a non-league game

Sam Borsos, Staff Writer
April 25
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

No pain no gain. The Palo Alto High School varsity baseball team (9-3) beat Willow Glen High School (12-3) 6-5 in non-league game today at Paly. The game ended right after two Vikings got hit by pitches back-to-back in the seventh inning to score the final runs. The Vikings started strong...

Life on the Line

Life on the Line

Kevin Kannappan, Staff Writer
April 19
Filed under Baseball, Features, Spring Sports, Volume 4 Issue 5

As I walked through the gate at Sunken Diamond, I had no idea what to expect.  The only thing running through my mind was the field in front of me—the field of my dreams.  The grass was cut to perfection almost as if a barber had come through the outfield with measuring tape and scissors.  The dirt...

Baseball out-duels Bellarmine 2-1

Baseball out-duels Bellarmine 2-1

Mark Raftrey, News Editor
April 18
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Seven different Paly pitchers held Bellarmine College Preparatory to two hits to win 2-1 on Monday afternoon at Paly. The Vikings had to come from behind after Bellarmine second baseman Matt Glomb (’11) launched a solo shot off Kevin Kannappan (’12) over the fence in left-center in the first. The...

Baseball falls to Los Gatos 7-5 in first league loss

Baseball falls to Los Gatos 7-5 in first league loss

Mark Raftrey, News Editor
April 2
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School baseball team fell behind early and saw its 10-game winning streak snapped by Los Gatos on Friday afternoon at Paly. The Wildcats won 7-5 to avenge an 8-1 loss to the Vikings on Wednesday in the first game of the two-game series. Los Gatos exploded in the third inning...

2011: A Giant Year

2011: A Giant Year

Jacob Lauing, Staff Writer
March 29
Filed under Baseball, Columns, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time again. Put those snowboards and overcoats back in storage and bust out your fake beards and foam fingers, because on March 31st, players and fans alike will embark on the six-month roller coaster ride that we call baseball season. Filled with epic victories,...

Baseball shuts out Homestead at home

Mary Albertolle, Editor-in-Chief
March 22
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports

One hit and a walk away from a perfect game, the Palo Alto High School baseball team (5-0 SCVAL) held Homestead High School (3-1 SCVAL) to no runs, beating the Mustangs 8-0 at home today. "We had good hits with runners in scoring position, we didn't make any errors in the field and Ben [Sneider ('12)]...

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