Trailing by two in the fifth inning Monday against Monte Vista, St. Francis found a way to keep its hot streak going.
The Lancers scored two in the home half of the fifth to pull even and then scored in the eighth to win 3-2 in a non-league game.
St. Francis, ranked No. 2 by the Bay Area News Group, improved to 15-2 while stretching its winning streak to 10.
Elias Duncan hit his third home run this season and doubled, Ryan Lee doubled twice and Derek Gile went 2 for 3 with an RBI for St. Francis.
Ned Righellis pitched a scoreless eighth inning and got the win. Jack Surdey allowed two unearned Monte Vista runs in five innings and struck out six.
St. Francis will play its next game Wednesday against Lincoln of Stockton at River Island Field in Lathrop.
Monte Vista (7-9) returns to East Bay Athletic League play Wednesday at home against Granada.
No. 4 De La Salle 13, Faith Lutheran (Las Vegas) 2
Cade Cushing hit a grand slam and Connor Harrison homered and knocked in three runs to lead De La Salle to a route of Faith Lutheran in an opening game at the Bishop Gorman tournament in Las Vegas.
De La Salle scored four in the first, three in the second and six in the third. The game was called after five innings.
Anthony Martinez had two hits and drove in three runs and Ethan Dungo had two hits with an RBI for De La Salle (11-2), which will next play Vauxhall Academy (Canada) today.
Faith Lutheran is 11-8.
Mountain View edged Oak Ridge-El Dorado Hills 2-1 and San Ramon Valley beat Clovis West 3-2 in first-round games at the Northern Boras Classic in Sacramento. But both teams lost second-round games. Mountain View fell to Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa 8-0 and SRV lost to Woodcreek-Roseville 6-2. … USC commit Jordan Lewis knocked in two runs and Evan Balingit drove in one for SRV against Clovis West. … Clayton Valley Charter lost to Woodcreek 7-6 in its first game and Clovis West 8-2 in its second. … Sacred Heart Cathedral bounced back from a 5-1 loss to Cardinal Newman to beat Oak Ridge 10-5. … Archbishop Mitty and Palo Alto play their opening-round games today.
Fremont Christian 10, Athenian 2
Jadon Campagna continued to sizzle for Fremont Christian, hitting a home run and a triple while driving in five runs to lead the Warriors to a victory at home over Athenian in Bay Counties League East Division play.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Campagna is batting .510 this season.
Fremont Christian improved to 12-2, 6-1. Athens is 3-7, 2-3.
Lincoln-San Jose 35, San Jose 0
The gap between the Blossom Valley Athletic League’s “B” and “C” divisions clearly is ultra-wide.
San Jose was 8-3 overall and 4-2 in the BVAL’s West Valley (C) Division entering its non-league home game against rival Lincoln, which has struggled in the BVAL’s Santa Teresa (B) Division.
The Lions entered the day 6-9, 1-5.
The teams played four innings Monday, with Lincoln winning by a score that resembled a Big Bone football result between the schools.
According to stats reported to MaxPreps, Lincoln scored five in the first, 10 in the second, six in the third and 14 in the fourth.
Every Lincoln batter had at least two RBIs. Sal Espinoza led the way with seven.
San Jose didn’t get a hit.
Alhambra 19, No. 10 Pinole Valley 14
Pinole Valley seemed well on its way to extending its winning streak to 10 games when the Spartans took a seven-run lead into the fifth inning of this non-league game.
But Alhambra had other ideas.
The Martinez school scored 12 runs in the home half of the fifth to take a 16-11 advantage and then added three more runs in the sixth after Pinole Valley cut the deficit to 16-14.
Samantha Schuler and Kyomi Apalit each finished with three hits and three RBIs and Alexis Lipary and Makenzie Stenson had two hits and two RBIs apiece to lead Alhambra, which has won four in a row to improve to 9-8.
Kailani Tatro had three hits, including a homer, and knocked in six runs for Pinole Valley (12-2).
Movin’ On Up
Washington grad sizzles for Cleveland
Steven Kwan, a 2015 Washington-Fremont graduate, is making an early case for American League rookie of the year. He is 9 for 13 with five walks in his first four games with the Cleveland Guardians. Kwan, drafted by Cleveland in the fifth round in 2018, has doubled twice, tripled, scored six runs and driven in three. He has also been hit by a pitch and has not struck out. According to MLB.com, Kwan is the first big leaguer to reach base 15 times in his first four career games since at least 1901.