Top-ranked St. Francis No. 2 is too much for Mitty


St. Francis certainly didn’t catch a scheduling break after returning home from third place in the prestigious Mitchell Carew Classic over the weekend in Orange County.

In the opposing dugout on Wednesday, the Lancers’ West Catholic Athletic League rival and closest follower in the latest Bay Area Newsgroup rankings was Archbishop Mitty.

St. Francis entered Play No. 1, Mitty No. 2.

The rankings will not change based on this game as St Francis took the lead with four runs in the third and won 5-2.

Carly Cummings had a knock in two hits and a run, and Chloe Cummings flew a run-scoring sacrifice to lead the Lancers (10-1, 1-0) to a sixth consecutive win over Mitty Dating last April. Was.

Taryn Kern made three hits and a run and Corey Hicks hit a two-run homer for Mitty, who fell 13-1, 1-1.

Archbishop Mitty’s Corey Hicks (18) began celebrating with teammates after a two-run home run against St Francis on Wednesday. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Both the teams will play in another prestigious tournament, the Livermore Stampede, which begins today and will go on till Saturday.

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No. 8 Branham 5, Leh 4

Branham scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to avoid being upset by rival Ley in the Blossom Valley Athletic League Mount Hamilton Division game.

Brianna Buchman got three hits and an RBI and Sam Vasquez and Amber Millett got two hits and an RBI (4-11, 0-3) to Leigh.

Branham is 13-3, 2-1.

No. 11 Los Gatos 3, Milpitas 0

Playing on the road, Los Gatos scored singles in the first, third and sixth innings to back Milpitas in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League de Anza División game.

Kylie Vai and Shayan Rodriguez accounted for only two of Milpitas’ hits as the Trojans fell 11-6-1, 3-1.

Los Gatos improved 14-2, 6-0.

No. 15 Santa Teresa 13, Live Oak 0

Haley Saole hit a three-run homer and Gianna Martinico knocked two hits and three runs to Santa Teresa in a BVAL Mount Hamilton Division game called Live Oak after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

María Avalos allowed two hits in four innings and Evangelina Chavarria played an innings for Santa Teresa, running her record 10–3, 3–0.

Live Oak is 7-5, 1-1.


No. 4 De La Salle 8, No. 6 California 5

De La Salle took a four-run lead in the first innings and responded with four more runs as California scored in the fifth for a home win in the East Bay Athletic League game.

Conor Harrison scored a homed, double and five and Cade Cushing scored a double and had two RBIs to lead De La Salle (10-2, 5-1).

Aidan Camberg and Nick Bronzini had two RBIs each for California (12-3, 2-2), who have dropped consecutive EBAL games. The Grizzlies lost 2-1 to Foothills on Friday.

Los Altos 10, No. 14 Homestead 0

Homestead’s appearance in this week’s Bay Area Newsgroup rankings didn’t go so well on the field as Los Altos, playing at home, stopped the Mustangs on a hit en route to a SCVAL de Anza División victory.

Los Altos (6-11, 3-4) scored five runs in the first, one in the fourth and four in the sixth.

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