Baseball Loses 1-3 to Homestead in Heartbreaking Battle

On Wednesday, March 12, the Los Altos varsity baseball team narrowly lost in its second home match against Homestead 1-3.

The Eagles played well defensively, but failed to attack, only producing a few hits and generating a single run.

“We weren’t getting guys on base and manufacturing runs,” senior Steven Lee said.

Despite struggles in the offensive side, the Eagles pitching has been on fire. Sophomore starting pitcher Trevor Rogers pitched well, going six innings while giving up only one run in the first inning.

Despite Trevors’ efforts to try and clinch the Eagles’ first home win, Los Altos’ offense failed to give Trevors the run support he needed. Before the sixth inning, Los Altos managed to only make one hit.

“Our offense has a lot of potential but we have not been hitting our best as a team this past week,” Steven said.

During the sixth inning, things started to turn around for the Eagles. Junior Patrick McColl ripped a single in between shortstop and third base to score junior Thomas Kelleher, tying the game at 1-1.

In the seventh inning, however, Trevors retired and Los Altos gave up two heartbreaking runs which put Eagles behind Homestead 1-3.

The Eagles failed to get things going in the bottom of the seventh and the game soon ended 1-3.

Despite losing a game that was nearly in their hands, Los Altos takes this defeat as a chance to improve in the future.

“We’re still confident and felt that today was a positive day,” Steven said.

Los Altos returned the favor, however, on Friday, March 14, by defeating the Mustangs 4-3 in an away game. The team followed up this win by cruising to another victory the following day against Aptos, defeating the Mariners 4-1. The Eagles’ next home game will be against Los Gatos on Friday, March 21 at 4 p.m.