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Acalanes’ Peter Thorn pitches no-hitter to beat rival Miramonte

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No. 3 Acalanes 1, Miramonte 0

Hard to imagine a hotter pitcher than Acalanes senior Peter Thorn.

The big fella — he’s listed as 6-foot-4, 260 pounds — was impressive before he stepped onto the mound Thursday and only enhanced his resume in a nonleague game against rival Miramonte.

Thorn pitched a no-hitter with seven strikeouts and one walk as the Dons prevailed — barely — to improve to 11-0 on the season.

Miramonte is 4-7.

Acalanes scored its only run in the second inning as Mason Zirkel doubled, moved to third on a passed ball and crossed home plate on a wild pitch.

Thorn took care of the rest, throwing 85 pitches, 53 for strikes, as he lowered ERA to 0.97.

In 21 2/3 innings this season, Thorn has allowed three earned runs while striking out 17 and walking three.

Acalanes plays host to Antioch on Saturday.

Miramonte will be at home on Saturday to face San Leandro.

No. 1 Granada 8, College Park 2

Granada starting pitcher Parker Warner delivers against San Ramon Valley High in the in the third inning of the East Bay Athletic League championship game at San Ramon Valley High School in Danville, Calif., on Friday, May 12, 2023. San Ramon won 3-2. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)
Granada’s Parker Warner, shown here in a file photo, pitched six solid innings in a win over College Park on Thursday. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) 

Primed for a letdown, or maybe an upset alert?

Nope.

It was more of the same for Granada as the Bay Area News Group’s top-ranked team improved to 12-0 with a nonleague victory at home over College Park, which had won in dramatic fashion on Wednesday against No. 10 Heritage.

Granada scored a run in the third to pull even 2-2 and added four in the fifth to take command behind two hits and two RBIs from A.J. Martinez and six solid innings from ace Parker Warner.

Vincent “Tino” Vasell homered for College Park, which fell to 4-5.

No. 4 Valley Christian 7, Bishop Verot 2

Valley Christian lost its first game this week at the Bishop Gorman tournament in Las Vegas, then won its next three, including Thursday’s finale over Bishop Verot of Fort Myers, Florida.

The Warriors scored a run in the first and three in the third for a 4-0 lead. They added two in the fourth and one in the fifth to extend the cushion to 7-1.

Tatum Marsh led the way with two triples and three RBIs and Hunter Fujimoto added two hits and one RBI as Valley improved to 13-2.

Bishop Verot is 12-4.

No. 5 De La Salle 9, St. Francis 4

Two years ago, these teams met for the Northern California Division I championship, a game De La Salle rallied late to win.

The Spartans had another comeback in this one as they bounced back from a tough league loss on Wednesday to Dougherty Valley to send struggling St. Francis to another defeat.

De La Salle scored seven in the sixth to turn a 4-2 deficit into a five-run triumph.

Alec Blair, making up for lost time after a knee injury during the basketball playoffs sidelined him for several weeks, went 3 for 4 with an RBI. The junior also scored a run.

Hank Tripaldi tripled, knocked in two runs and scored twice and Ethan Sullivan had two hits and also scored two runs as De La Salle improved to 7-3.

Gino Cappellazzo had a triple and drove in two for St. Francis, which dropped to 3-8-1.

No. 6 Bellarmine 7, Oak Ridge 5

Bellarmine rallied from a 5-3 deficit after three innings to close out the Boras Classic in Sacramento with a victory over Oak Ridge.

The Bells went 2-2 in the tournament.

Trailing by two, Bellarmine scored four in the fourth and shut out Oak Ridge over the final four frames.

DJ Dunne went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and Sawyer Stout had a hit and two RBIs to help the Bells improve to 9-3.

Oak Ridge is 5-7.

No. 8 James Logan 2, Newark Memorial 0

Westley Vega pitched a three-hitter with seven strikeouts to lead Logan to a victory at home over Newark Memorial in Mission Valley Athletic League play.

The sophomore improved to 4-0 on the season with a 0.64 ERA.

Benjamin Tower and Joshua Parras knocked in Logan’s runs as the Colts moved to 9-1 overall and 4-0 in the league.

Newark Memorial is 6-5, 2-2.

Pioneer 10, Branham 8

Pioneer's Nate Tichy (14) celebrates scoring a run off of a hit by Pioneer's Noah Morales (15), to make the score 10-8, against Branham in the seventh inning at Branham High School in San Jose, Calif., on Thursday, March 28, 2024. Morales was thrown out at second. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
Pioneer’s Nate Tichy celebrates scoring a run off of a hit by Noah Morales, which put the Mustangs in front 10-8 in the seventh inning on Thursday against Branham. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group) 

Pioneer scored two in the top of the seventh to break a tie score as the Mustangs defeated host Branham in a Blossom Valley Athletic League Mt. Hamilton Division game.

Noah Morales had three hits and three RBIs and Adam Larson and Andrew Watters each had two RBIs to lead Pioneer.

Devin Gonzales went 4 for 4 with two doubles and scored two runs for Branham.

Pioneer improved to 7-6, 4-2. Branham is 9-4, 3-3.

Softball

No. 1 St. Francis 7, Otay Ranch 2

Otay Ranch of Chula Vista scored two in the top of the first inning. After that, it was all St. Francis as the Lancers cruised to a victory at the Michelle Carew Classic in Southern California.

St. Francis scored two in the second to tie the score and five in the fourth to put the game away.

Peyton Tsao, Shannon Keighran, Kate Munnerlyn and Hayden Hummel hit home runs for St. Francis, which improved to 8-0.

Otay Ranch is 2-7.

No. 1 St. Francis 2, Roosevelt-Eastvale 0

Kate Munnerlyn pitched a two-hitter and Isabella Sandoval and Rebecca Quinn each drove in a run as St. Francis won its second game of the day at the Michelle Carew Classic.

St. Francis is 9-0. Roosevelt is 8-7.

Carondelet 7, No. 6 San Ramon Valley 4

Angela Gates, a freshman, went 4 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs and sophomore Anna Gustafson had three hits and scored a run as Carondelet rallied to turn back San Ramon Valley in EBAL play.

Carondelet also got a home run, a double and three RBIs from Sydnie DeMartini.

Sophia Jin, Brianna Schapiro and Addie Layous each had two hits for SRV, which fell to 7-4, 4-1.

Carondelet is 5-4, 2-3.

No. 10 Hillsdale 8, Woodside 0

Claire Shelton had two hits, scored three runs and knocked in two and Alexis Kuka pitched five scoreless innings to lead Hillsdale past Woodside in a Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division game.



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