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Granada wins in dramatic fashion, improves to 13-0


Granada wins in dramatic fashion, improves to 13-0


No. 1 Granada 4, Reno 3

Riley Winchell stroked a bases-loaded single to center with nobody out in the bottom of the seventh on Wednesday night to drive in Peyton Richards with the winning run as Granada remained undefeated, beating Reno in the opening round of the Bishop Gorman tournament in Las Vegas.

Richards opened the inning with a walk. Mikey Boyd followed with a bunt single and Parker Warner was walked on four pitches to load the bases and set the stage for Winchell’s dramatic finish.

Granada (13-0) scored three in the third to grab a 3-1 lead. Reno responded with two in the fourth to even the score.

Boyd had three hits and an RBI for Granada, which is off to its best start since it opened the 2013 season 20-0.

A.J. Hattaway pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh innings for Granada.

Reno fell to 9-5.

No. 2 Acalanes 7, Vintage 1

Acalanes improved to 14-0 as Sully Bailey tripled, doubled, singled and knocked in two and Henry Souza had two RBIs to lead the Dons past Vintage at the Concord tournament.

Peter Thorn pitched 4 ⅔ scoreless innings with five strikeouts for Acalanes.

Vintage is 7-7.

Homestead 7, No. 8 Los Gatos 6

Los Gatos scored three in the top of the seventh to take a two-run lead. Homestead answered with three in the home half of the frame to celebrate a dramatic Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division victory.

Jayden Duong’s double to left knocked in the tying and winning runs, giving the Mustangs the walk-off triumph.

Avinash Lohitsa run-scoring single earlier in the inning brought Homestead to within 6-5. 

Duong finished with three hits and three RBIs. Clay Bussey added two hits and two RBIs and Justin Gladfelter had two hits and an RBI.

Homestead is 7-4-2, 2-2. Los Gatos fell to 10-3, 3-2.

Half Moon Bay 5, No. 17 Woodside 4 (9 innings)

Connor Heath’s single to left drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as Half Moon Bay capped a wild comeback to earn a series split with first-place Woodside in Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division play.

Woodside won 9-4 on Tuesday.

In the rematch, Half Moon Bay scored three in the home half of the seventh to erase a 4-1 deficit and force extra innings.

Tyler Schwartz’s single made it 4-2. A wild pitch with two outs cut the margin to 4-3, and Clark Colucci’s single evened the score 4-4.

Colucci finished with two hits for HMB, which improved to 7-9, 3-5.

Cruz Torres had two hits and two RBIs for Woodside, which fell to 12-2-1, 5-1.

Mountain View 8, Wilcox 4

Mountain View scored six in the third to break this one open as the Spartans handed visiting Wilcox its first loss in SCVAL De Anza Division play.

Christian Wenks tripled, doubled and drove in three runs and Austin Xu added two hits, including a double, to lead Mountain View.

The Spartans improved to 7-8, 3-2. Wilcox is 8-6, 4-1.

No. 18 Menlo-Atherton 6, Sequoia 3

Rowan Kelly homered and Ryder Kelly had two hits with two RBIs as Menlo-Atherton turned back host Sequoia in a Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division game.

M-A improved to 10-5, 4-1.

Morgan Winfield and Nelson Cross each had two hits and Logan Mathias homered for Sequoia (8-7, 3-2)

St. Francis 6, Clayton Valley Charter 1

Luke DeVine had two hits, including a triple, and drove in two runs and Jedd Chang doubled twice and knocked in a run to lead St. Francis to a nonleague victory at home over Clayton Valley.

Landon Kim pitched a complete game for the Lancers, who improved to 4-8-1.

Clayton Valley is 7-5.

No. 12 Heritage 8, Foothill 5

Gio Martini homered, tripled and doubled and Tyler Williams homered and doubled as Heritage opened the Foothill tournament with a victory over the host school. 

Williams drove in three runs and Martini knocked in two as Heritage improved to 11-2-1.

Foothill is 7-7.

Monte Vista 9, Palo Alto 0

Dylan Hillman homered and Brandon Clizbe, Ryan Campbell and Tony Keeling each doubled to lead Monte Vista to a rout of Palo Alto at the Sacred Heart Prep tournament.

Keeling knocked in three runs and Campbell and Torin Dunphy drove in two apiece.

Four pitchers – Colton Castro, Gavin McMillan, Alex Carter and Ryan Fraser – combined for the one-hit shutout. They scattered five walks and struck out four.

Monte Vista improved to 8-6. Palo Alto is 6-10.

Piedmont Hills 4, Oak Grove 2

Travis J. Linane, Josh Gomez and Alex Bustamante each knocked in a run and Toby Torres allowed one hit over five innings with 10 strikeouts to lead Piedmont Hills to a win at home over Oak Grove in BVAL Santa Teresa Division play.

The Pirates scored three runs in the fifth to break a 1-1 tie as they improved to 10-4, 6-0.

Oak Grove, which got two hits and an RBI from Eric Richard, fell to 7-7, 4-3.


No. 12 Liberty 9, No. 13 Freedom 5

Liberty scored five in the first and two in the second to build a seven-run cushion and held off Freedom’s comeback attempt to prevail in Bay Valley Athletic League play.

Jewel Cooper had two homers, a double and four RBIs and Madison Tuttle drove in two to power the Lions, who improved to 8-2, 2-0.

Maya Soto homered and had three RBIs for Freedom, which fell to 5-4, 0-2.

No. 15 Gilroy 11, Leland 1

Gilroy scored five in the home half of the sixth to prevail by mercy rule over Leland in a BVAL Mt. Hamilton Division game.

Jennie Hernandez and Adi Hulbert each had two hits and two RBIs to lead the Mustangs, who improved to 10-4, 5-1.

Ariela Yslava also drove in two runs and pitched all six innings, striking out 11 and scattering four hits and three walks.

Leland is 8-5, 3-3.

Encinal 13, Piedmont 2 (5 innings)

Clarissa Jackson doubled and had three RBIs and Jazzy Alcantar and Jaydah Robinson each knocked in two runs to lead Encinal to a rout of Piedmont in West Alameda County Conference Shoreline Division play.

Encinal improved to 13-3, 6-1.

Miya Fujimoto had a hit and an RBI for Piedmont, which dropped to 6-3, 2-2.

Santa Teresa 7, No. 19 Leigh 6

Santa Teresa, playing at home in San Jose, built a 6-0 lead after two innings and held on to win in BVAL Mt. Hamilton play.

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