Alameda Baseball/Softball Teams Enter Postseason

Alameda Baseball/Softball Teams Enter Postseason

 

Four Alameda high school baseball/softball teams qualified for the North Coast Section (NCS) playoffs. NCS officials announced the seedings for this year’s NCS baseball and softball brackets.

SJND Baseball
The number one team in Alameda, the St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) also got the number one seed in the NCS Div. V tournament. The SJND baseball team began its trek to the Div. V title game with a match up with the 16-seed The Bay School of San Francisco on Tuesday, May 24. The game was played on SJND’s home field at the College of Alameda. The winner will play the winner between Head-Royce of Oakland and Valley Christian of Dublin on Friday, May 27. 

The SJND baseball team boasts a 21-5 overall and a 7-3 record. The Pilots recently won the Tri-County Athletic League (TCAL) Rock Division tournament with a 5-4 victory over Albany on May 19.  

SJND Softball
The SJND softball team also qualified for the NCS Div. V tournament. The Pilots are 11-10 overall. They were seeded second in the 14-team tournament. Due to its high placement, the Pilots were given a bye and automatically advanced to the second round. They will play the winner of Redwood Christian of San Lorenzo and Technology of Rohnert Park on Saturday, May 28. 

The Pilots ended its season winning three out of four, but lost to St. Mary’s of Albany 8-7 in the TCAL tournament.

Alameda Softball
Despite Alameda’s 16-4 overall record and 11-2 league record, the Hornets were placed with the ninth-seed in the NCS Div. II tournament. They took on Concord at Alameda High on May 25. The winner will take on Alhambra of Martinez on May 28. The Hornets won the WACC league title with a 4-1 victory over Piedmont on May 19. 

Alameda Baseball
The Alameda baseball team was given the 13th seed in the 16-team NCS Div. II tournament. They took on fourth-seed Maria Carrillo of Santa Rosa in the opening round of the tournament on May 24. The winner will play the winner of Arroyo of San Lorenzo and Kennedy of Richmond on May 27. The Hornet baseball team finished its regular season 14-11 overall and 9-7 in the WACC. They lost to Arroyo 6-2 in the semifinal of the WACC league tournament on May 17.

Encinal
Both Encinal baseball and softball teams did not qualify for the NCS this year.