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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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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, 2011
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)]...

Paly baseball captures second win against Cupertino, 6-3

Paly baseball captures second win against Cupertino, 6-3

Sam Borsos, Staff Writer
March 17, 2011
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Two for two. The Palo Alto High School varsity baseball team (4-0 SCVAL) swept a second win against Cupertino High School (0-4 SCVAL) this week with a 6-3 win today at Paly. Compared to a crushing 15-0 shutout against Cupertino yesterday, the Vikings played under par, but they executed a satisfactory...

Hitting leads to Viking domination in baseball

Hitting leads to Viking domination in baseball

Mary Albertolle, Editor-in-Chief
March 16, 2011
Filed under Baseball, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Spring Sports, Top Stories

Hitting was the key.  With two homeruns, two triples and four doubles, the Palo Alto baseball team (3-0 SCVAL) blew out Cupertino High School (0-3 SCVAL), 15-0, at home. Today was a continuation of the Viking’s dominant league play. They have outscored their opponents 39-0 in their first three...

Palo Alto baseball crushes Mountain View 13-0

Palo Alto baseball crushes Mountain View 13-0

Mark Raftrey, News Editor
March 13, 2011
Filed under Baseball, Spring Sports

The Paly baseball team (5-3, 2-0 SCVAL) took advantage of wild Mountain View pitching to pound the Spartans 13-0 on Friday afternoon at home. Pitcher Kevin Kannappan ('12) got the start for the Vikings and scattered four singles over four innings of shutout work to earn the win. “Sometimes I...

Paly’s new baseball field

Paly’s new baseball field

Matt Lam, Staff Writer
March 9, 2011
Filed under Baseball

“It’s unbelivable that it’s finally finished,” varsity pitcher Graham Marchant (‘11) said. “We know it’s been in the works for a couple of years but it never came through, so seeing it finally done is great.” Marchant and the rest of the baseball team have been anticipating the day...

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