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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

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

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...

Paly Team Locker Rooms

Alana Schwartz, Staff Writer

April 19, 2011

The time is 2:25 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. With 20 minutes until varsity lacrosse practice, Layla Memar (‘12) and Jordan Smith (‘13) embark on their trekfrom sixth period history, Paly’s northernmost class, to the Churchill parking lot at Paly’s southern end. They reach their cars, promptly...

Baseball out-duels Bellarmine 2-1

Baseball out-duels Bellarmine 2-1

Mark Raftrey, News Editor

April 18, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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