"Any time we have Josh on the mound I like our chances,'' Palo Alto coach Pete Fukufara said.
Sophomore Callum Olsen relieved Kasevich in the sixth, recorded the third out of the inning, and set the Wildcats down in the seventh to record the save, his second of the season.
Palo Alto (11-3, 6-1) has allowed 10 runs in seven SCVAL De Anza Division games, 26 runs in 14 games overall. With the win the Vikings remained tied for first place with Los Altos (13-1, 6-1), a 4-3 come-from-behind winner over Cupertino.
The game was the first to be played between Palo Alto and Los Gatos since the edict went into effect banning students from attending sporting events between the two schools.
"We tune out that kind of stuff,'' Fukuhara said. "There's no bad blood between the two baseball teams. We shared Togos after the game, and Friday we'll have a pizza party after our game at Paly.''
In the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division, Sacred Heart Prep scored four runs on one hit in the fifth inning to rally past visiting Capuchino, 5-1, in a Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division baseball game Wednesday.
Parker Isaacson threw a five-hitter for the Gators. He also had two hits, including a run-scoring double.
Yianni Gardner was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, driving in the go-ahead run. Will Moldow also drove in a run the painful way while Ryan Mo and Reece Lindquist walked to force home runs.
The Gators (7-5, 3-2) travel to play Capuchino at 4 p.m,. Friday.
In another PAL contest, Menlo School scored in every inning to beat The King's Academy 9-6 for its first PAL victory.
The Knights (4-4. 1-2) travel to play at The King's Academy on Friday. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.
TKA took an early 2-0 lead and Menlo starter Julien Hernandez responded by pitching four scoreless innings, allowing the Knights to score eitght unanswered innings over the first five innings.
Hernandez got things started, singling home Ian Collins in the first and JC Ng's infield grounder scored Adam Kasser in the second.
Charlie Giesler broke the tie in the third with a two-run single, scoring Justin Nam and Hernandez.
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