After winning the first two of three non-league spring break matchups, the Milpitas High varsity baseball team lost 3-2 in 10 innings on Saturday at Santa Teresa.
The Trojans (11-10 overall and 4-6 league) led 2-0 in the sixth inning before the Saints plated two runs to tie the game. Senior shortstop Daniel Abila smacked two doubles — half of the Milpitas hits on the day.
“The game was back and forth and a lot plays were made the entire game to make it a very intense-like game,” coach Chuy Zamudio said.
On April 14 at MHS, the Trojans opened the game against Monta Vista with six straight hits beginning with a triple by junior outfielder Tariq Bracy. Milpitas scored all its six runs in the first inning to tame the Matadors.
Senior pitcher Eric Sanchez earned the win and senior pitcher Anthony Tylij recorded his second consecutive save.
At Cupertino on April 13, Milpitas came back from a 3-1 deficit to win 4-3. In the sixth inning, senior Jason Haug, who pitches and plays first base, tied the game at 3-3 with a two-run home run. Senior outfielder Devin Uyehara put the Trojans ahead 4-3 in the seventh inning with an RBI single.
Milpitas started play in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League De Anza Division with an 0-6 record and has rebounded to sweep a pair of two-game home-and-home series against Homestead and Saratoga.
Entering this week, the Trojans had five regular season games before the start of league playoffs in early May.
“The Trojans must win two out of the next five in order to qualify for the Central Coast Section playoffs,” Zamudio said.
In 2016, Milpitas lost to Leigh in the CCS Division I semifinal and also fell to Piedmont Hills in the CCS Division I semifinal a year earlier. The Trojans finished league play …read more
Source:: The Mercury News