El Cerrito baseball team edges De Anza The El Cerrito High School baseball team scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning and held on for a 6-5 nonleague victory over De Anza on April 23. Aidan Bernal was 2 for 4 at the plate with three RBIs for the Gauchos, and teammate Jamal Rutledge was 2 for 4 with a run scored and two stolen bases. Jesse Ough also had two hits and a run scored for El Cerrito.
Big innings lift Jayhawks to victory The Head-Royce baseball team scored six runs in both the fourth and sixth innings in its 13-5 nonleague victory over Piedmont on April 26. Sami Tuqan was 3 for 4 at the plate with a double, a triple, three runs scored and three RBIs for the Jayhawks. Teammates Matt Forster, Cole Bamberger, Nico Hoerner and Reid Gibbs all produced two hits in the win. Piedmont swept a West Alameda County Conference-Shoreline Division series with Hayward, 11-3 on April 23 and 13-5 on April 25. Max Atchison pounded two triples, and teammate Spencer Gutterman added another triple in the victory on April 25. Graham Low was 1 for 4 with a double, two runs scored and three RBIs in the April 23 game, and teammate Danny Kolosta was 1 for 2 with a double and two RBIs in the same game.
On deck Berkeley at Bishop O'Dowd, baseball, May 2, 3:30 p.m. -- The two tough WACC-Foothill squads finish up their series. San Leandro at Piedmont, baseball, May 2, 4 p.m. -- The Highlanders and Pirates meet for the second time this week in a key WACC-Shoreline game. John Swett vs. St. Joseph Notre Dame at College of Alameda, baseball, May 1, 4 p.m. -- The Pilots were only one game behind Tri-County Athletic League-Rock Division co-leader John Swett entering this week. Sacramento Meet of Champions, track and field, American River College, May 3, 11 a.m. -- Athletes from Bishop O'Dowd, El Cerrito, Oakland Tech, Piedmont, Skyline and St. Mary's are among many teams entered in the top-notch meet. The open session starts at 11 a.m., and the invitational session begins at 4 p.m.
Stars of the week Aidan Bernal, El Cerrito baseball -- Bernal was 2 for 4 with three RBIs as El Cerrito defeated De Anza 6-5 on April 23. Noah Bremer, Berkeley baseball -- Bremer fired a complete-game three-hitter with six strikeouts and no earned runs as Berkeley beat Alameda 1-0 on April 26. Kaleo Johnson, Encinal baseball -- Johnson slammed a solo home run and went 2 for 4 with two RBIs in an 11-4 loss to Arroyo on April 26. He also was 2 for 4 with a run scored in a 3-2 loss to Arroyo on April 23. Marayne Martin-Fields, Skyline girls track and field -- Martin-Fields won the 400 meters at the Viking Track Classic with a time of 59.78 seconds and also ran a 58.3 400 split for the Titans' winning 1600 relay squad (4:07.55). David Na, Alameda boys golf -- Na shot a four-under 31, including three birdies and one eagle, at Monarch Bay Golf Club in a 224-243 dual-match win over San Leandro on April 25. He then won the individual title at the WACC Championships with a one-over 72 at the Chuck Corica South Course on April 28. Channing Nesbitt, Bishop O'Dowd baseball -- Nesbitt was 4 for 5 from the plate with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs in the Dragons' 15-9 win over Castro Valley on April 23.