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Sports - May 1, 2009

San Ramon Valley High School sports wrapup

by Tanner Himmelman

Baseball

The San Ramon Wolves baseball team went 0-2, losing to both rival Monte Vista, 3-1, and then to the Livermore cowboys, 3-0. One run per game will not result in wins let alone one run in two games. They have their pitching set but they just cannot find their stroke at the plate.

San Ramon is on a three-game skid and needs to bounce back this week against Amador and Granada. Losing these games would be waving goodbye to their chances at a North Coast Section playoff bid. At 11-7 the Wolves needed to turn it on and quick to hope to find their way back into the playoffs.

Monte Vista High School sports wrapup

by Troy Dillingham

Baseball

The Monte Vista baseball team defeated rival San Ramon Valley, 3-1, in a showdown between stud pitchers Christian Jones and Scott Griggs. Oregon bound Jones limited the San Ramon lineup throughout the game and the offense provided just enough to get the win. It seemed as if they suffered a bit of a letdown because they then dropped a game to Foothill, 2-1, and then to Tokay in a nonleague game, 3-2. They resume league play with games against Granada and Cal and look to continue their first place run.

Softball

The softball team at Monte Vista continues to show improvements and made a huge statement with a 1-0 thriller against San Ramon. It was a huge win and an even bigger step forward. With sound defense and sound pitching, the girls look to keep the upsets coming against Granada and Cal later on this week.

Lacrosse

The men's lacrosse team had three games last week and showed the East Bay Athletic League they are not done yet. They trounced Granada 19-2 and then went on to crush Cal, 13-5. The Mustangs also took on perennial power St. Ignatius, who has not lost to a NorCal opponent since 2006. The Mustangs kept it close but eventually lost to the Wildcats because of their stellar man up offense. The final score was 12-7.

The women's lacrosse team continued to dominate the EBAL with wins over Granada and Cal. If the girls team can keep up the strong showing and win out these last four games, don't be surprised if they are awarded the No. 1 seed for NCS. These girls are coming very close to reaching the high expectations set for them at the beginning of the season.

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