Flemer stifles El Cerrito in 5-1 victory St. Mary's High senior pitcher Kevin Flemer hurled a five-hitter with 13 strikeouts and only one walk in a 5-1 Tri-County Athletic League victory over El Cerrito on March 21. The Gauchos scored in the first inning for a 1-0 lead, with Perry Van Eckhardt providing the RBI. But St. Mary's scored one in the top of the second and four in the third. Nick Ultsch and Max Goldstein both had two hits and an RBI for St. Mary's.
Hill hits for cycle in Piedmont victory Georgia Hill went 4 for 5 with a double, triple and two-run home run, and also scored three times and had three RBI in a 16-1 victory over Hayward in a West Alameda Country Conference game on March 22. In addition, the senior pitched a three-hitter in the three-inning game.
Leung fires no-hitter, also excels at plate Encinal High's Christian Leung threw a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts and also went 3 for 5 at the plate with a triple, two runs scored and three RBI in an 18-0, five-inning victory for the Jets baseball team over San Lorenzo on March 22. The win improved Encinal's West Alameda County Conference mark to 2-2 and its overall record to 4-4-1.
On deck Stanford Invitational, track and field, March 29-30, Stanford -- A number of local teams have entrants in this elite invitational. The first high school event starts at 1:50 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Willie Stargell Easter Classic, baseball, March 30 -- The Willie Stargell Easter Classic begins on Saturday, including a matchup between Encinal and Skyline at 1 p.m.
Stars of the week Kevin Flemer, St. Mary's baseball -- Flemer fired a five-hitter with 13 strikeouts and just one walk as the Panthers defeated El Cerrito 5-1 on March 21 in a TCAL game. Rachel Howard, Berkeley girls basketball -- Howard scored a team-high 11 points and grabbed five rebounds in the Yellowjackets' 46-28 loss to Long Beach Poly in the California Interscholastic Federation Division I state championship game on March 22. Alexander Wing, El Cerrito baseball -- Wing slammed a three-run home run in the second inning as one of his two hits in the Gauchos' 5-1 TCAL victory over Salesian on March 22. Georgia Hill, Piedmont softball -- Hill hit for the cycle, including a two-run home run in the third inning, and pitched a three-hitter in the Highlanders' 16-1 win over Hayward in a WACC game on March 22. Justin Lee, Alameda boys volleyball -- Lee passed for 19 assists and also had 16 digs and four aces in the Hornets' 25-12, 25-13, 25-14 victory over Tennyson in a WACC match on March 21. Christian Leung, Encinal baseball -- Leung threw a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts and also went 3 for 5 at the plate with two runs scored and three RBI in the Jets' 18-0 five-inning victory over San Lorenzo in a WACC game on March 22. K.C. Waters, Bishop O'Dowd girls basketball -- Waters scored 12 points and grabbed a game-high 20 rebounds in the Dragons' 60-45 victory over Windward in the California Interscholastic Federation Open Division state championship game on March 23. Her rebound total is tied for fifth-most in a California state girls basketball championship game, and the most rebounds in a California girls state title game since 1997. Temidayo Yussuf, St. Joseph Notre Dame boys basketball -- Yussuf scored a game-high 20 points and set a Division V boys finals record with 19 rebounds in the Pilots' 47-46 loss to Horizon Christian-San Diego in the California Interscholastic Federation Division V state championship game on March 22.