O'Dowd and Alameda split baseball series The Bishop O'Dowd High School baseball team took a 4-2 lead in the third inning on its way to a 12-2 victory over Alameda on April 16. Cory Barrios, Robbie Achramowicz and Channing Nesbitt each had two hits and a run batted in for O'Dowd. Ryan Fong, Alex Vick and Trevor Greenley each produced two hits for Alameda. On April 17, Joe Riley threw a three-hitter on just 77 pitches with no walks as Alameda defeated Bishop O'Dowd 2-1. Mitchell Nakahara delivered the game-winning walk-off hit with two outs in the seventh inning. Leo Nierenberg struck out 10 and walked none in a complete-game pitching performance for O'Dowd, and Nesbitt drove in the team's only run in the top of the first inning.
Jets split series with 'Jackets after big win The Encinal scored three runs in the top of the 11th inning to defeat Berkeley 3-1 on April 17. Andrew Leung threw nine innings of one-run ball for the Jets before Nick Solis finished the game for the win. Kaleo Johnson slammed a solo home run in the first inning for the Jets. Berkeley's Noah Bremer pitched the first 10 innings, allowing only one run and striking out 8. The opening game of the series had much more offense, as Berkeley edged Encinal 7-6 on April 16. David Langer was 3 for 4 with a run scored and four RBIs for the Yellowjackets, and teammate Xavier Williams was also 3 for 4 with three runs scored. Shan Dhaliwal was 1 for 2 with two run scored and two RBIs for Berkeley.
Panthers' Jenkins, Schulz set records Chloe Jenkins and Carly Schulz both won events at the Woody Wilson Classic on April 19 and set St. Mary's High School records in the process. Jenkins, a junior, placed first in the girls 400 meters in 55.93 seconds. Schulz, a senior, was first in the girls 300 low hurdles (43.68). Teammate Spencer Moore also won the girls 1,600 in 5:03.75. El Cerrito freshman Kaylah Robinson won the girls 100 hurdles in 14.51.
On deck Bishop O'Dowd at Berkeley, baseball, April 30, 4 p.m. -- Both teams are battling for the West Alameda County Conference-Foothill Division title. Piedmont at San Leandro, baseball, April 30, 3:30 p.m. -- This is a key game as both teams battle for the West Alameda County Conference-Shoreline Division title. Encinal at Castro Valley, softball, April 30, 4 p.m. -- A win against the Trojans, who entered this week with an undefeated West Alameda County Conference record, would be big for the Jets, which entered this week with a 4-2 conference mark.
Stars of the week Kaleo Johnson, Encinal baseball -- Johnson belted a solo home run in the first inning of a 3-1, 11-inning victory over Berkeley on April 17. Joe Riley, Alameda baseball -- Riley fired a three-hit complete-game on just 77 pitches with three strikeouts and no walks in a 2-1 victory over Bishop O'Dowd on April 17. Stephen Giuntini, St. Mary's baseball -- Giuntini was 3 for 3 with two runs scored in a 6-4 victory over El Cerrito in a Tri-County Athletic League-Stone Division game on April 17. Jamal Rutledge, El Cerrito baseball -- Rutledge was 2 for 3 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI in a 6-4 loss to St. Mary's on April 17. Alexis Scalzo, Bishop O'Dowd softball -- Scalzo was named co-Most Valuable Player of the Standley Cup tournament. In three games, she was 4 for 9 with six RBI as the Dragons were co-champions of the tournament. Xavier Williams, Berkeley baseball -- Williams was 3 for 4 with three runs scored in the Yellowjackets' 7-6 win over Encinal on April 16.