Everett faced one over the minimum Tuesday in earning the 5-0 victory over host Lynbrook n a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division contest.
Everett struck out nine and walked three in his 89-pitch performance, 55 of which were strikes. He got out of one jam with a double play on the basepaths and a comebacker.
An error and walk put Lynbrook runners on first and third with no outs in the second inning. Gunn picked off the runner from first as he tried to steal second. After Ryan So made the tag, he caught the runner on third leaning and nailed him. Two pitches later, Everett fielded a grounder and made the play to first.
Cole Mantovani drove in three runs, So had three hits and Nathan Nakamitsu had a pair of singles for the Titans (3-5, 3-1), who were scheduled to host Lynbrook on Thursday.
Everett set down eight of nine during one stretch, a walk producing the only stranded runner for Lynbrook.
A strikeout-caught stealing (by catcher Evan Wiederhold) double play ended another inning and Everett retired the final seven batters he faced, five by strikeout.
The Gators went into Wednesday's game with next-door rival Menlo School with a .202 team batting average. They'd let some good pitching go to waste.
Trailing 3-2 going into the fifth inning against Menlo, they exploded for seven runs and held on for a 9-3 Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division victory.
"Much needed,'' SHP coach Tony Granato said. "We had a good battle Saturday against Aragon and came out with a win. That helped us get off the schneid.''
Yianni Gardner started the fifth-inning rally with a one-out single. Reece Lindquist singled to center then Braden Fitzgerald, Teddy Purcell and Will Moldow drew consecutive walks to bring home the tying and go-ahead runs.
Enzo Pollioni laid down a successful safety squeeze and Aidan Macaluso hit a high-chopper to short that went for an infield single and a RBI. Winning pitcher Parker Isaacson hit a sacrifice fly for the second out but then Ryan Mo drilled a two-run double to cap the seven-run rally.
"It was a matter of grinding through those at-bats, taking quality at-bats,'' Granato said.
Sacred Heart Prep (5-5-1, 1-2) and the Knights (3-3, 0-1) meet again Friday at 4 p.m. at Menlo.
In the PAL, Max Moreno threw a seven-hitter and helped himself with two hits and two RBIs as Woodside topped visiting Half Moon Bay, 3-1, on Tuesday.
Anthony Acevedo also drove in a run for the Wildcats (5-3, 1-0), who were scheduled to play Half Moon at 4 p.m. Thursday. Owen Crevelt doubled and scored twice.
Palo Alto's Josh Kasevich hasn't allowed a run in nearly a month and he's only allowed one earned run all season. He's helped the Vikings pitching staff craft an overall ERA of 1.37.
Kasevich, who is on a pitch count, threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings Wednesday as Palo Alto downed visiting Mountain View 7-1 in a Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division contest.
The Oregon-bound senior also collected a pair of hits and drove in a run for the Vikings (10-2, 5-0), who extended their winning streak to 10 games.
Kasevich (4-0) allowed four hits and walked a batter and he struck out 10 (of the 17 outs he recorded overall) in lowering his ERA to 0.27.
The Vikings continue to put the ball in play, aggressively run the bases and taking advantage of opponents' miscues. They're also aware of the power of bunting and forcing the issue.
Nine pitches into the game and Palo Alto already held a 1-0 lead. Consecutive singles from Zander Darby, Kasevich and Kyle Mostofizadeh produced one run and one out later, Ritter Amsbaugh bunted home Mostofizadeh.
The Vikings, who visit Mountain View at 4 p.m. Friday, added a run in the second. Tyler Foug reached first on an infield error, went to second on Hyunwoo Roh's sacrifice and eventually scored on an error.
Paul Thie scored, without the benefit of a hit, in the bottom of the fifth to make it 4-0. Thie reached on an error and eventually made his way to third with one out. Kasevich hit a fly ball into center field that the second baseman tracked down. Thie scored after tagging up.
Kasevich retired 12 of the final 13 batters he faced. Palo Alto pitchers have allowed more than three runs in a game once thus far.
Track and field
Menlo School junior Charlotte Tomkinson raced 2:10.61 in the 800 meters at the Dublin Distance Fiesta on Saturday, the top mark in the state.
Junior Kyra Pretre was fourth with a personal best 2:14.61, seventh in the state. The Dublin meet produced four of the state's top 10 marks, including Menlo's duo. Concord's Rayna Stanziano finished .61 seconds behind Tomkinson with the state's second best time.
Knights' sophomore Marisa Castagna finished in the top 10 percent of the race with a PR of 2:29.48.
Pretre and Tomkinson were joined by Lauren Hamilton and Maddie Sanders for the distance medley relay, which placed third in a school record 12:30.09.
At the St. Francis Invitational, Gunn senior Jared Freeman was a double winner, setting personal bests in winning the shot put (53-1) and discus (158-4), both the top marks in the Central Coast Section. Freeman's discus throw was a meet record.
Menlo-Atherton's Noa Ngalu, who will be playing football at Washington in the fall, placed second in the discus with a PR of 152-4, No. 2 in the CCS. He was ninth in the shot put with a mark of 45-9.
Gunn's Justin Chiao and M-A's Francisco Sanchez also won events. Chiao went 1:57.17 to win the 800 and Sanchez raced 11.32 to win the 100.
Menlo School rules the West Bay Athletic League and Menlo-Atherton reigns as kings of the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division so it's no surprise both teams won league matches this week.
The Knights beat rival Sacred Heart Prep 7-0 with all seven spots winning in straight sets. Menlo's top doubles team of Soren Sutaria and Nisham Rajavasireddy joined No. 1 singles Andrei Volgin in setting the tone at the top of the ladder, each winning 6-0, 6-0.
Menlo-Atherton beat Aragon, 6-1, in a tough match.
M-A's No.1 singles Tim Berthier and No.4 singles Luke Jensen each won their matches, 6-2, 6-0. No. 2 singles Jake Andrews took his match, 7-5, 6-2 while Maksim Lukic went 6-2, 7-6 (4), at No. 3 singles.
Menlo School (9-1, 6-0) heads to Newport Beach for the chance to defend its National Invitational title. The tournament is one of the top events in the country and the Knights used their victory to complete an undefeated season.
The Knights beat Harvard-Westlake, 6-3, in the championship match and Volgin was named to the all-tournament team.
Menlo opens against Punahou at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
Menlo School improved to 4-0 in West Bay Athletic League play after a 196-275 win against Crystal Springs Uplands at Palo Alto Hills Country Club on Wednesday.
Senior Seth Pope was medalist, shooting a1-under-par 35. Pope birdied both of the par-5s - Nos. 3 and 7. On hole three, he hit his second shot to within 7 feet and just barely missed his eagle putt on the low side. On hole seven, he hit a 54-degree wedge from 95 yards to within 3 feet and tapped in for birdie.
Senior Charlie Hsieh finished with a 37 as did sophomore Jeremy Yun.
Sacred Heart Prep's Finn O'Kelly continues to enjoy a solid golf season and he only seems to be getting better.
O'Kelly shot a 3-under 32 at Sunnyvale Muni on Monday and the Gators topped The King's Academy, 189-228, in a West Bay Athletic League match.
O'Kelly recorded a solid round that featured four birdies and one bogey for SHP (2-2). He was a co-medalist in the Tuesday's loss to Harker.
Sacred Heart Prep downed host The King's Academy 25-16, 14-25, 25-15, 25-22 on Wednesday. The Gators (10-4, 2-1) host Gunn at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
The Titans (5-3, 2-1) swept visiting Santa Clara in three sets.
Palo Alto (7-4, 3-1) topped Fremont, 25-18, 25-19, 25-19, and travels to play Eastside Prep next Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Eastside Prep (0-6, 0-4) fell to visiting Wilcox, 25-18, 25-17, 15-10.
In the PAL, Menlo-Atherton (4-4, 4-4) beat visiting El Camino, 25-4, 25-7, 25-22. The Bears travel to Capuchino on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
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