FREMONT -- Pitcher Steven Farinaro made his final high school game a memorable one, throwing a two-hitter as the Head-Royce baseball team won the North Coast Section Division V championship for the second straight year with a 11-1 win over Valley Christian on Saturday at Fremont Christian High.

Farinaro allowed just two singles, in the third and the sixth, and allowed just one baserunner to third after the first inning.

"This was a total team effort and it was great to see the defense make the plays out there," Farinaro said. "It's an incredible feeling to finish out like this. The experience at Head-Royce has been awesome."

Head-Royce (23-5) jumped on Valley Christian starter Jared Dalrymple in the first inning as Michael Greenfield roped a three-run double to give the Jayhawks a 3-0 lead. The Vikings scored their lone run without a hit in the first when Vince Volpatti was hit by a pitch and stole three bases, including home on a double steal.

Head-Royce came right back in the second as Matt Forster hit a two-run double while Nico Hoerner and CJ Novogradac added RBI singles in the second for a 7-1 advantage.

Greenfield, who went 3 for 4 on the day, added a three-run triple in the seventh.

Hoerner and Ian Lituchy had two hits apiece for the Jayhawks. Volpatti and Will Cantrell both had singles for the Vikings, who finished the season at 19-8.



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