No. 5-seed Carlmont (17-11) held two leads but couldn’t hold off No. 4 Leland (19-7-2) as the Scots were eliminated in a 5-4 loss at West Valley College. After plating three runs in the top of the first, Carlmont again jumped on top 4-3 in the fifth on Jack Vanoncini’s RBI single. In the bottom of the sixth, though, Leland knocked out starting pitcher David Bedrosian with a two-run rally to take the lead for good.
The Scots rallied in the top of the seventh but ended their season with the potential tying run stranded at third base. Carlmont left runners on base in every inning, stranding 12 overall.
Leland sophomore Owen Quast earned the win in relief in his varsity debut. Bedrosian took the loss through 5 1/3 innings of work. His record falls to 2-3.
Bedrosian, Vanoncini, Sean Vanderaa and J.P. Avila had two hits apiece for the Scots, who finished the season with a .301 team batting average.
Bgame eliminated, Cap PPD in DII
No. 8 Burlingame (14-11) fell in a back-and-forth battle in the CCS Division II semifinals with top-seed Monterey walking off in the bottom of the seventh with a 5-4 victory.
No. 10 Capuchino had its Division II quarterfinal game with No. 2 Aptos rained out. The game has been rescheduled for Monday at Aptos at 2 p.m.
Menlo advances in Division III
No. 2 Menlo (17-9) shut out No. 7 Thomas More (18-7) by a score of 8-0 in the CCS Division III opener at Wilcox High School. The Knights rallied for six runs in the first inning and starting pitcher Julien Hernandez combined with Bennett Norman on a two-hit shutout. Hernandez worked six innings to claim the victory and also swung a hot stick with three hits on the day.
Menlo now advances to the Division III semifinals to face No. 3 Monte Vista Christian Tuesday at Washington Park in Santa Clara. Starting time is yet to be determined.
No. 8 Summit Shasta (11-4) fell 14-1 to No. 1 Pacific Grove in five innings in their Division III opener. Three Pacific Grove pitchers combined on a two-hitter but also walked seven batters on the day.
Serra’s CCS opener PPD
Serra had its CCS Open Division opener with Santa Cruz rained out Saturday. The game was initially scheduled at Half Moon Bay High School but will be relocated to No. 4-seed Santa Cruz’s home field Monday at 4 p.m. The No. 5 Padres last played Wednesday, May 8 in the West Catholic Athletic League tournament semifinals in a 4-2 loss to Mitty.