Carlmont reliever Matt Seubert was one out away from pitching out of a jam and sending the game to extra innings Wednesday.

The bases were loaded with two out and the score tied in the bottom of the seventh when Homestead first baseman Justin Lyon hit a hard grounder deep into the hole between shortstop and third base. The Carlmont shortstop made a backhand stop, but too late to get a runner at any base as the winning run scored and Homestead took a sigh of relief in the form of a 4-3 victory in an opening-round Central Coast Section Division I baseball game.

"It was one of those games where whoever's going to blink first is going to end up losing," Homestead coach Chuck Blair said.

No. 7 seed Homestead (18-13) scored three runs in the second inning off Carlmont starter Ryan Hogan.

Freshman Bobby Wood hit an RBI double. Anthony Robbins followed with a two-run single.

Carlmont (20-7), the No. 10 seed, got a run back in the top of the third on a sacrifice fly by Justin Fink.

The Mustangs looked as though they might blow the game open in the bottom of the third, getting runners on second and third with none out.

But left-handed reliever Evan McClain entered the game at that point and retired the side without a run scoring.

The Scots tied the score with two runs in the fifth without benefit of a hit as Homestead committed three errors in the inning.

"We'd made one error in the last five games, then we make three in one inning," Blair said.

The winning rally started after two were out and no one on base.

Craig Young doubled, Lane Robinette received an intentional walk and Cole Lang an unintentional walk. That set the stage for Lyon and his walk-off hit into the hole.

Homestead will play No. 2 seed Serra on Saturday.

St. Francis 2, Monta Vista 0: Michael Strem threw a perfect game -- the first in St. Francis history. Strem struck out eight while throwing 66 pitches, 48 for strikes.

Mark Cardinalli drove in the game's only runs with a single in the sixth inning.

Aside from that, Monta Vista's Peter Stern matched Strem, allowing three hits, walking three and striking out eight in six innings.

Serra 11, Sequoia 0: Matt Gorgolinski pitched a five-inning no-hitter for Serra (25-6). Neil Sterling hit a pair of three-run home runs.

Archbishop Mitty 3, Salinas 2: Luke Rasmussen hit a walk-off homer to win the game for the Monarchs (18-11). Mitty will play No. 2 seed San Benito, a 3-2 winner over Menlo-Atherton, on Saturday.

Valley Christian 10, Wilcox 0: Theron Kay held the Chargers to three hits as the defending CCS Division I champion Warriors won in five innings.

Bryce Novak had three hits and scored two runs for Valley Christian (18-11), which will play St. Francis on Saturday.

Menlo School 3, Carmel 2: Mikey Diekroeger's bases-loaded single in the seventh inning provided the winning run for Menlo (20-7) in the Division III game.

Left-hander Jack Redman (7-1) struck out four and walked none to earn the victory.