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23 May 19
East Bay Times
Heritage on a roll PLEASANTON — Heritage High came into the North Coast Section playoffs as the sixth-seeded team in Division I. The Patriots had finished the regular season on a five-game winning and had outscored their opponents by a combined 58-8 in those five games. But the regular season isn’t the post-season, so Heritage was placed behind De La Salle, Amador Valley, Acalanes, Foothill and College Park on the 16-team bracket. Well, Heritage has passed up all but De La Salle. On Wednesday, Heritage secured a berth in the D-I finals by beating Amador Valley 5-1. The Patriots will meet De La Salle on Saturday at Diablo Valley College to determine the D-1 champion. A game time has yet to be announced. In NCS wins over Freedom, Acalanes and Amador Valley, each game has been decided by four runs. Only Acalanes was really close, with Heritage clinging to a 2-1 edge before scoring three runs in the seventh. “We’ve made the semifinals four years in a row,” Heritage coach Kevin Brannan said. “Whether we’re a sixth seed or a second seed doesn’t matter. I tell the kids not to get caught up on the seeding. Just go play the game.” While Heritage (21-6) has won eight in a row, De La Salle will come into Saturday’s contest with a 27-game win streak. The Spartans are 28-1 overall. “Where do you start?” Brannan replied when asked about De La Salle. “They’re a well-coached team. They have quality players. The kid we’re going to face on the mound is phenomenal.” Junior Kyle Harrison will start for the Spartans. Brannan said his team will be ready. “We’re not going to bow down and say, ‘Here’s your triophy,’” Brannan said. “Right now we’re playing with house money. We’re supposed to lose. We’re going to play loose and hopefully we’ll prevail.” Why Heritage won on Wednesday The victory over Amador Valley was decisive. The Patriots built a 4-0 lead after three innings, got at least one hit in every inning and 10 hits in all, and received four no-hit innings from starter Christian Machado, who improved to 8-1 on the season. Machado is only a sophomore, and the Patriots handle him with extreme care. He didn’t allow a hit until the fifth, allowing only a pair of walks in the third. But he’s limited to about 80 pitches a start, so he kind of knew there would be a quick hook if he allowed a hit. Amador Valley’s Justin Warner opened the fifth with a single to left, and out went Machado. “His pitch count was in the region where it has been all year, in the 80’s,” Brannan said. Machado finished with three strikeouts. Reece Dexter and Ryan Jackson finished up. Jackson and center fielder Keith Jones led the offense. Jones was 3-for-3 with a walk. Jackson, who started the game at short before coming into pitch in the sixth, also had three hits and drove in two runs. Jackson began the day hitting .583 with 25 RBIs, both team-leading figures. Asked if it was hard to pitch after beginning the game at short, Jackson nodded yes but said he is used to it. “With proper training, I’m prepared for it always,:” he said. “I work hard through the off-season. I do weight training and have a throwing program.” Jackson wants to be a two-way player in college. He’s hearing from a few schools and is bound to hear from more being that he’s only a junior. Amador Valley’s satisfying season Amador Valley finished with a 22-5 record, and most of those games were nail-biters. The Dons were an incredible 11-0 in one-run games and 3-1 in contests decided by two runs. “Cinderella struck 12 on us today,” Amador Valley coach Lou Cesario said. “We ran into a hot team.” Cesario said he was happy with the progress his team made throughout the year. Although 14 players on the roster are seniors, Cesario said it was a largely inexperienced team that began the season. Many of the seniors served as backups or played on the junior varsity last year. Mitty slugs its way to CCS Open title game In his fourth season at the helm, Archbishop Mitty coach Brian Yocke got a bit sentimental Wednesday night at San Jose Municipal Stadium after the second-seeded Monarchs advanced to the Central Coast Section Open Division championship game following a mercy-rule 15-5 victory over No. 6 San Benito. The game was called in the fifth after a balk. “This sounds super cliché, but I’m dead serious — I’m just happy that we have two more days of practice with this group and then an opportunity to compete one more time on Saturday,” Yocke said. “This is a group that’s banged up, kind of hobbling towards the end of the year and they just keep going at it with that kind of a sandlot mentality. It’s the type of baseball guys you want to spend as much time with as you possibly can before they’re gone.” Mitty senior Connor Leaverton, who earlier crushed an RBI triple, was at the plate when the game ended after a balk sent a runner home with the Monarchs’ 15th run. It’s the first appearance in a CCS title game since 2010 for the Monarchs, who will play at San Jose Muni on Saturday at 7 p.m. “It feels awesome,” said Leaverton, who plans to play next year at West Valley College in Saratoga. “That Saturday should be a cool experience because we’re pretty much out of school and our only worry is baseball. And we’ve been playing for the guys that came before us the last three years and didn’t have a chance to compete for the championship.” Monarchs grind out at-bats throughout lineup San Benito went to its bullpen after one out and six batters in the bottom of the first. It was a revolving door on the mound as Mitty displayed patience at the plate by drawing six walks. Every batter in the lineup collected at least one hit, with leadoff hitter Jonah Advincula reaching base six times and scoring three runs. “We play team baseball every day at practice,” Leaverton said. “We work on two-strike hitting, situational hitting, getting guys over bunting, hit and runs. Pretty much we spend like an hour of our hitting working on that and it showed today.” Santa Clara-bound center fielder Coleman Brigman went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, while freshman Zach Yorke went 2-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and a pair of walks. But one of the most memorable hits was the stand-up triple by Leaverton in the bottom of the second. “His quote, not mine, hardest ball he’s ever hit,” Yocke said. “I didn’t even see it go past the first baseman. Apparently it deflected off the first baseman’s glove and still got to the fence, which says how much velocity was on it. He hit it hard. He even said after he hit it he saw it immediately and it was knuckling past the first baseman. That’s going to go down as one of those hits that we have stories about forever because there was a million ways to describe it.” Other NCS action [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]Fourth-seeded St. Mary’s and No. 7 seed Piedmont saw their seasons come to an end in Division IV. St. Mary’s lost to Ft. Bragg 4-0 and finished the season 17-9. Piedmont dropped a 3-1 decision to Arcata and finished with a 16-9 record. Other CCS playoffs Christopher and Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep will meet for the Division II crown Friday night at 7 p.m. at San Jose Muni. Christopher (21-9) upended Aptos 6-0 on Wednesday while SHCP (18-12) blanked Monterey 3-0. Check back later for more. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS? WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED For just 12 cents a day for a year, you can have access to all the digital content at mercurynews.com and eastbaytimes.com. You just need to sign up at one of these two links: Mercury News or East Bay Times.
23 May 19
The Mercury News
Heritage on a roll PLEASANTON — Heritage High came into the North Coast Section playoffs as the sixth-seeded team in Division I. The Patriots had finished the regular season on a five-game winning and had outscored their opponents by a combined 58-8 in those five games. But the regular season isn’t the post-season, so Heritage was placed behind De La Salle, Amador Valley, Acalanes, Foothill and College Park on the 16-team bracket. Well, Heritage has passed up all but De La Salle. On Wednesday, Heritage secured a berth in the D-I finals by beating Amador Valley 5-1. The Patriots will meet De La Salle on Saturday at Diablo Valley College to determine the D-1 champion. A game time has yet to be announced. In NCS wins over Freedom, Acalanes and Amador Valley, each game has been decided by four runs. Only Acalanes was really close, with Heritage clinging to a 2-1 edge before scoring three runs in the seventh. “We’ve made the semifinals four years in a row,” Heritage coach Kevin Brannan said. “Whether we’re a sixth seed or a second seed doesn’t matter. I tell the kids not to get caught up on the seeding. Just go play the game.” While Heritage (21-6) has won eight in a row, De La Salle will come into Saturday’s contest with a 27-game win streak. The Spartans are 28-1 overall. “Where do you start?” Brannan replied when asked about De La Salle. “They’re a well-coached team. They have quality players. The kid we’re going to face on the mound is phenomenal.” Junior Kyle Harrison will start for the Spartans. Brannan said his team will be ready. “We’re not going to bow down and say, ‘Here’s your triophy,'” Brannan said. “Right now we’re playing with house money. We’re supposed to lose. We’re going to play loose and hopefully we’ll prevail.” Why Heritage won on Wednesday The victory over Amador Valley was decisive. The Patriots built a 4-0 lead after three innings, got at least one hit in every inning and 10 hits in all, and received four no-hit innings from starter Christian Machado, who improved to 8-1 on the season. Machado is only a sophomore, and the Patriots handle him with extreme care. He didn’t allow a hit until the fifth, allowing only a pair of walks in the third. But he’s limited to about 80 pitches a start, so he kind of knew there would be a quick hook if he allowed a hit. Amador Valley’s Justin Warner opened the fifth with a single to left, and out went Machado. “His pitch count was in the region where it has been all year, in the 80’s,” Brannan said. Machado finished with three strikeouts. Reece Dexter and Ryan Jackson finished up. Jackson and center fielder Keith Jones led the offense. Jones was 3-for-3 with a walk. Jackson, who started the game at short before coming into pitch in the sixth, also had three hits and drove in two runs. Jackson began the day hitting .583 with 25 RBIs, both team-leading figures. Asked if it was hard to pitch after beginning the game at short, Jackson nodded yes but said he is used to it. “With proper training, I’m prepared for it always,:” he said. “I work hard through the off-season. I do weight training and have a throwing program.” Jackson wants to be a two-way player in college. He’s hearing from a few schools and is bound to hear from more being that he’s only a junior. Amador Valley’s satisfying season Amador Valley finished with a 22-5 record, and most of those games were nail-biters. The Dons were an incredible 11-0 in one-run games and 3-1 in contests decided by two runs. “Cinderella struck 12 on us today,” Amador Valley coach Lou Cesario said. “We ran into a hot team.” Cesario said he was happy with the progress his team made throughout the year. Although 14 players on the roster are seniors, Cesario said it was a largely inexperienced team that began the season. Many of the seniors served as backups or played on the junior varsity last year. Mitty slugs its way to CCS Open title game In his fourth season at the helm, Archbishop Mitty coach Brian Yocke got a bit sentimental Wednesday night at San Jose Municipal Stadium after the second-seeded Monarchs advanced to the Central Coast Section Open Division championship game following a mercy-rule 15-5 victory over No. 6 San Benito. The game was called in the fifth after a balk. “This sounds super cliché, but I’m dead serious — I’m just happy that we have two more days of practice with this group and then an opportunity to compete one more time on Saturday,” Yocke said. “This is a group that’s banged up, kind of hobbling towards the end of the year and they just keep going at it with that kind of a sandlot mentality. It’s the type of baseball guys you want to spend as much time with as you possibly can before they’re gone.” Mitty senior Connor Leaverton, who earlier crushed an RBI triple, was at the plate when the game ended after a balk sent a runner home with the Monarchs’ 15th run. It’s the first appearance in a CCS title game since 2010 for the Monarchs, who will play at San Jose Muni on Saturday at 7 p.m. “It feels awesome,” said Leaverton, who plans to play next year at West Valley College in Saratoga. “That Saturday should be a cool experience because we’re pretty much out of school and our only worry is baseball. And we’ve been playing for the guys that came before us the last three years and didn’t have a chance to compete for the championship.” Monarchs grind out at-bats throughout lineup San Benito went to its bullpen after one out and six batters in the bottom of the first. It was a revolving door on the mound as Mitty displayed patience at the plate by drawing six walks. Every batter in the lineup collected at least one hit, with leadoff hitter Jonah Advincula reaching base six times and scoring three runs. “We play team baseball every day at practice,” Leaverton said. “We work on two-strike hitting, situational hitting, getting guys over bunting, hit and runs. Pretty much we spend like an hour of our hitting working on that and it showed today.” Santa Clara-bound center fielder Coleman Brigman went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, while freshman Zach Yorke went 2-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and a pair of walks. But one of the most memorable hits was the stand-up triple by Leaverton in the bottom of the second. “His quote, not mine, hardest ball he’s ever hit,” Yocke said. “I didn’t even see it go past the first baseman. Apparently it deflected off the first baseman’s glove and still got to the fence, which says how much velocity was on it. He hit it hard. He even said after he hit it he saw it immediately and it was knuckling past the first baseman. That’s going to go down as one of those hits that we have stories about forever because there was a million ways to describe it.” Other NCS action [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]Fourth-seeded St. Mary’s and No. 7 seed Piedmont saw their seasons come to an end in Division IV. St. Mary’s lost to Ft. Bragg 4-0 and finished the season 17-9. Piedmont dropped a 3-1 decision to Arcata and finished with a 16-9 record. Other CCS playoffs Christopher and Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep will meet for the Division II crown Friday night at 7 p.m. at San Jose Muni. Christopher (21-9) upended Aptos 6-0 on Wednesday while SHCP (18-12) blanked Monterey 3-0. Check back later for more. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS? WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED For just 12 cents a day for a year, you can have access to all the digital content at mercurynews.com and eastbaytimes.com. You just need to sign up at one of these two links: Mercury News or East Bay Times.
23 May 19
Touchdown Wire

The NFL made the right move not changing overtime rules — at least for this year. Here’s why: There are two sides to a football game Everyone makes a big deal that a team can’t get a chance to win in overtime if their opponent scores. Good. There are two — well three if we […]

23 May 19
ORANGE COUNTY TRIBUNE

You may remember the War on Drugs from the Eighties. You probably also realize that Drugs won, as evidenced by the march of decriminalization and legalization across the Republic. Today’s bogeyman is The Death of Privacy. This has been sneaking up on us for decades, really, but it’s all come to the front page with […]

23 May 19
News Directory

Not all division champions are created. Some are able to put together a few years of leadership. Some come within one year. Some – well, really, head – rule for more than ten years. Let's look at the most vulnerable division winners from 2018 as we move towards the 2019 season. Below, each section winner […]

23 May 19
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It had been approximately 10 minutes since a Language and Cultural Facilitator from the Peace Corps had dropped me off at my new host family’s house in Takeo province, Cambodia, helping me to pull my dusty luggage that was, unbeknownst to me, filled with sra-mouch (ants) already enjoying feasts of American goodies that were intended to be given […]

23 May 19
Stabroek News

A familiar-looking Guyana Amazon Warriors side will this year have the services of locals, Anthony Bramble, Clinton Pestano and Chandrapaul Hemraj for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) following yesterday’s draft in London. Bramble, a solid wicket-keeper batsman had featured for the four-time finalists in the past when he appeared in the 2016 edition and subsequently […]

23 May 19
UPHINDIA

Ankara: Turkey insisted it would go ahead with its controversial decision to buy the S-400 missile defence system from Russia, saying it was preparing for any possible sanctions from the US. Turkey’s push to buy the S-400 system has strained relations with the United States, a NATO ally, which worries about integrating Russian technology with Turkey’s […]

23 May 19
William Davis DNA Project

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23 May 19
New Delhi Times

The Pentagon is set to brief the White House on a request for thousands more U.S. troops to be sent to the Middle East, amid rising tensions between Iran and Washington, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the plans have not been formally announced. The officials said the request […]

23 May 19
The Siasat Daily

Washington: The United States on Wednesday warned that Turkey will have to face “very real and very negative consequences” if Ankara finalises the purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defence systems. In a statement, the State Department said, “We have said that the S-400 defence system, the acquisition of that would have serious consequences for […]

23 May 19
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Upper Arlington’s Andrew Whetsell looks in the ball as Olentangy Liberty’s Andrew Rodriguez (2) slides into second base during Wednesday’s Division I district final in Dublin. Ben Stroup | Gazette DUBLIN – Players play and umpires enforce. The second part of that statement is up for debate in stadiums, parks and gyms in any sport […]

23 May 19
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