SANTA ROSA -- Campolindo High senior Trent Shelton walked off the field with four hits and four section championships. Not a bad haul.

The first baseman was 4 for 4 in the No. 2 seeded Cougars' 8-0 rout of No. 1 Casa Grande-Petaluma in the North Coast Section Division II title game Saturday at Santa Rosa Junior College.

Campolindo, which got a three-hitter from junior Cal commit Matt Ladrech, earned its fourth consecutive NCS baseball crown, upping its record streak for East Bay teams.

That means four-year players Shelton, Robbie Tenerowicz and Brett Stephens have never suffered an NCS loss.

"It feels awesome. It never gets old," said the 6-foot-4 Shelton, who is headed to Oregon State. "I can't believe it. It's indescribable. Just being with your best friends all the time playing baseball and winning championships is the best thing you can ask for."

The Cougars offense woke up with 15 hits -- a welcome relief after three straight nail-biting 2-0 wins.

The completeness of Saturday's effort epitomized Campolindo coach Max Luckhurst's team-first approach.

Even No. 9 hitter, sophomore Conner McNally, had two hits. Eight of the team's nine starters got at least one hit, and the defense was error-free and turned two double plays.

Impressively, Ladrech and Shelton each tossed two shutouts in the playoffs.


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"We threw four shutouts in four playoff games, that's the most impressive thing," said Luckhurst, whose team (21-6-1) finished with 16 straight wins enduring tough schedule.

The left-handed Ladrech carried a one-hitter through five innings on a sweltering afternoon against a potent Casa Grande lineup. The Gauchos (27-3) beat College Park 12-10 in 13 innings in the semifinals.

"He threw a shutout against the No. 1 seed. Game over," Luckhurst said of Ladrech. "He threw a shutout in game two, game four. First-team all-league: He went into the playoffs with a 0.50 ERA. Our pitching staff was tremendous."

After Cody Kiriaze tripled and scored on a passed ball to give Campolindo a 1-0 lead in the second inning, the Cougars tacked on three more in the third. Stephens had a leadoff triple. Shelton followed with an RBI single, and Tenerowicz walked. Denis Karas singled, and Ryan Hooper smacked a two-run single. Shelton and Hooper added RBI singles in the fourth.

Campolindo beat local rival Clayton Valley 2-0 in the semifinals behind Shelton's three-hitter.