We had a few athletes in NCS Baseball and Softball championship action over the weekend. All played pivotal roles in helping their respective teams to their titles.
Very exciting and I’m very proud because I’ve seen all of the hard work put in by these athletes. All of these athletes started training back in September. Some return to high school others now go off to college, but all get to enjoy the summer. Earned and well deserved guys.
Acalanes Dons Baseball team defeated Analy HS 4-3 winning their third straight North Coast Section Division 3 Championship.
Johnny York (P) Sr. – One of the areas most effective pitchers Johnny has one of the lowest ERA of any pitcher in CC county. With only two losses this whole season, he has pitched some gems. He pitched a no hitter in the NCS semi final game against Sonoma striking out 15 batters.
Trent Shelton (P) Sr. and Matt Ladrech (P) Jr.
Campolindo 8, Casa Grande-Petaluma 0: Senior Trent Shelton went 4 for 4 in the No. 2 seeded Cougars’ rout of No. 1 Casa Grande in the NCS Division II title game at Santa Rosa Junior College.
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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.
“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.”
“We threw four shutouts in four playoff games, that’s the most impressive thing,” said Campolindo coach Max Luckhurst, whose team (21-6-1) finished with 16 straight wins.
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.”
Bear Smith (Inf) Jr.
Campolindo beats Terra Linda 4-3 in their eight-inning North Coast Section title softball game.
Zoe Marrott (Inf) Fr.
The speedy Zoe showed some power and broke the game wide open with a two run double in the top of the fifth to break a scoreless game.