The Foothill High boys golf team, Amador Valley’s Noah Woolsey, Monte Vista’s Christian Banke and Dublin’s Jacob Solomon all qualified for the state tournament out of Monday’s NorCal championship at Coral De Tierra Country Club near Salinas.
College Park High’s baseball team has played three home games this season. Senior Joe DeMers has pitched in all of them. He has yet to allow a single hit in any of them.
DeMers’ latest no-hitter, his third of the season, came at the expense of Northgate on Tuesday in Diablo Valley Athletic League action. He struck out five and walked one in the 11-0 win. DeMers was also 4 for 4 with three runs and two RBI. In his past two games, DeMers has gone 7 for 7 at the plate.
DeMers’ hitless streak at home began with a perfect game against Monte Vista in early March. Last Thursday, he didn’t allow a hit against Concord in a 3-0 win.
Against Northgate, DeMers got some help from his defense. In the sixth inning, Northgate’s Ryan Graham hit a liner to the outfield, but College Park right fielder Josh Nelson was able to throw him out at first. Nelson also had a big day at the plate, going 3 for 4 with three runs an RBI and a stolen base.
DeMers is committed to Washington and will likely be an early round pick in the upcoming MLB draft.
The College Park High baseball team has advanced to the semifinals of arguably the most prestigious and competitive tournament in the country, the National High School Baseball Invitational in Cary, N.C.
The Falcons opened the tournament by beating defending state champions on back-to-back days behind strong pitching performances from Joe DeMers and Chris Brown.
A day after DeMers carried the Falcons to a 3-1 win over Farragut-Tennessee, Brown pitched a complete game in a 5-1 victory over Loyalsock Township of Pennsylvania. College Park plays the winner of Whitewater-Georgia and Mosley-Florida in Friday’s semifinals.
Against Farragut on Wednesday, DeMers was sharp on the mound and a big part of the Falcons’ offense, going 1 for 1 with a run, RBI and stolen base. The Washington commit was even better on the mound, allowing an unearned run while striking out six. He gave up three hits and a walk, throwing 104 pitches.
College Park coach Andy Tarpley told Baseball America that DeMers, who threw a perfect game against Monte Vista two weeks ago, can be even better.
“His stuff was, I’ve seen it better, but it was still good enough to win,” Tarpley told Baseball America. “He knows how to compete.”
MLB.com called DeMers one of the day’s top standouts.
Against Loyalsock earlier today, Brown struck out six in his strong outing. After allowing a run in the top of the first, he settled down and his teammates provided the run support. Willie MacIver’s sacrifice fly tied the game in the bottom of the first, and Nick Oar hit a two-run homer in the third. Brown also helped himself with an RBI triple in the second.
MVP: Addison Escobar, Richomond, Sr
Coach of the Year: Don Busboom, San Ramon Valley
Here are the final East Bay High School Girls Soccer Rankings for the 2014/15 season.
Not only did James Logan’s Aaron Perez win an NCS championship as a freshman, he pulled off the rare feat of winning all five of his matches by pin to take the 106-pound title. Perez comes from a wrestling family, as his father, Jacob, was the first Logan wrestler to place at the state meet. His brother, Eric, also wrestled at Logan. Making it extra special was this year’s NCS tournament, which took place Feb. 27-28, being back at James Logan for the first time in almost two decades.
Thanks to Emily Santos for this contributed photo of Perez at the podium, holding the placard of the 106-pound bracket, surrounded by other 106-pound NCS medalists
Today’s finals have made me very nostalgic.
Well, it’s been a memorable North Coast Section girls soccer playoffs so far.
The first two rounds have been very unpredictable. Will we see more surprises going forward?