Seven local baseball players sign with Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay announced the signing of nine baseball players Thursday, including seven with East Bay ties.
Included in that list were three Bishop O’Dowd High graduates. Bryan Mason, Marcus Williams and John Tierney are all headed to the university. Las Lomas graduate Jake Villa and Alameda grad David Elzig are also going to be Pioneers.
Cal State East Bay also signed three junior college players, including Cory Hearne (Laney) and Roger Luna (Los Medanos). Other players headed to the university include Mike Jenkerson of Willow Glen-San Jose and Eren Miravalles of Canada College.
Mason was a first-team all-Hayward Area Athletic League selection. Williams and Tierney were second-team all-HAAL picks. Villa was a first-team all-Diablo Foothill Athletic League selection, and Elzig was the co-Most Valuable Player in the Alameda Contra Costa Athletic League.
Hearne ranked third in the Bay Valley Conference with a .372 batting average and also scored 15 runs last season. Luna ranked third in the BVC with 32 RBI and also batted .348 with 25 runs scored.


Liberty’s Zaharias signs with Sonoma State

Liberty High pitcher Stevan Zaharias has signed to play baseball at Sonoma State, beginning next season.

Zaharias was a standout for the Lions this season, earning first team all-BVAL honors with a 6-3 record. He owned a miniscule 0.87 ERA, opposing hitters batted .185 against him and he tossed four complete games. He struck out 62 and walked just 12 in 64.1 innings. He helped lead Liberty to its first playoff berth since 2008.


Freedom heads to national 7-on-7 tournament

The Freedom High football team is headed for some hot weather this week, as it will compete in the ninth-annual NFL HSPD National 7-on-7 Tournament in Indianapolis from July 12-14.

The Falcons won a regional qualifier to earn the spot in Indianapolis, and will represent the Oakland Raiders at the competition. Each NFL team will be represented at the camp.

Freedom won’t lack for talent when it gets to Indy, led by QB Dante Mayes and WR/LB Darrell Daniels. Mayes is garnering significant Division I interest, and Daniels has committed to Washington.


Valley Christian football news

Valley Christian High-Dublin football linemen Logan McHone and Sean Flynn have been selected to the United States under-17 Football Team program.
Composed of the nation’s top ninth grade and 10th grade players, the squad will particiate in an International Development week in Austin, Texas (July 6-12) with the University of Texas as the host.
Also, Valley Christian graduating senior Andrew Aqua (6-5, 340) has signed with New Mexico. Aqua was a first-team all-Bay Football League selection as an offensive tackle.