The Serra varsity baseball team defeated the St. Ignatius Wildcats of San Francisco today at Frisella Stadium by the score of 6-2. Tyler Villaroman went 2-3 and hit a home run, helping lead the Padres to victory as he homered in the first inning and singled in the fourth inning. Nick Von Tobel pitched in relief and was lights out for the Padres. Von Tobel held St. Ignatius hitless over 3 1/3 innings, allowing no runs. Look for the Padres in action again on Tuesday April 21st at Frisella Stadium as they take on the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs of San Jose. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
The Padre baseball team traveled to San Jose on Tuesday to face the Bells of Bellarmine. Junior John Besse worked 6 1/3 innings to earn the win on the mound, he allowed two earned runs and four hits. Scott Ota's bases-loaded double capped off a four run fourth inning. The win puts the Padres mark at 11-6 (3-3 WCAL) with a home game against St. Ignatius up next. The Padres and Wildcats will face off on Friday at Frisella Stadium, first pitch is set for 4:00 pm.
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Under windy conditions at Freitas Field on Wednesday, the Padre Track and Field teams defeated St. Ignatius on both the Varsity (73-62) and Frosh/Soph levels (81-55).
Stefan Seul continues to lead the team with another double event win in the shot put (45-9.25) and discus (142-8). Armon Plummer swept both hurdle events (110HH - 16.09; 300IH - 41.14). Marcus Alvarez and Jordan Kenison led the horizontal jumpers with a 1-2 finish in the long jump (Alvarez - 20-8.5; Kenison - 20-7) and switched their order for the triple jump (Kenison - 42-4; Alvarez - 41-8.25). Alvarez finished 2nd in the high jump (5-8) and both Kenison and Alvarez ran legs on the winning 4x400m Relay team along with Noriega Moffett and Nicolas Jones. Matt Herrera won both the 1600m (4:43.04) and the 3200m (10:49.08).
For the Frosh Soph team, Jack Allara raced to two wins in the hurdles (65mHH - 9.93; 300IH - 43.67). Brendon Carbullido won both the 400m (55.20) and the long jump (19-1), Scott Fitzpatrick won the 100m (12.27) and took second in the long jump (18-0.5). Dustin Hatlen had an impressive win in the pole vault (11-0), Eric Niland led a sweep in the shot put (47-8.75) with Josaiah Tafilele (39-5.75) and 'Atonio Mafi (39-0.75). Frosh Greg Smith won the high jump (5-6) and classmate Elijah Folau had a commendable personal best in the discus with his 2nd place finish (104-3).
Members of the Varsity team compete this Friday and Saturday at the Stanford Invitational. Click the link below for the full dual meet results-
The Padre throwers were host for the 5th annual throwers only meet on the campus of the College of San Mateo. Stefan Seul led the way once again for the varsity throwers with his 2nd place finish in the discus (140-7). For the Frosh/Soph throwers, Eric Niland won the shot put (47-1) and Josaiah Tafilele had the top mark for the Padres in discus (4th place - 106-0).
Meet records were broken by Julia Gibbs in the Varsity Girls' discus (124-6) and Taina Livai in the Frosh/Soph Girls' discus (104-6). Both girls attend Mills High School in Millbrae.
Serra won the boys' competition and Mills took top team marks for the girls.
The Padres are back in action as a complete team Wednesday at home versus St. Ignatius. First events begin at 3:00. Click the link below for the complete results from Saturday's meet.
The Serra varsity baseball team defeated the Sacred Heart Cathedral Fightin' Irish of San Francisco today at Frisella Stadium by the sacore of 11-0. The Padres had a big seven-run fifth inning to help lead them to the victory. Serra scored in the fifth on an RBI double by Chris Papapietro, an RBI double by Scott Ota, a two-run single by Nick Knecht, and a three-run double by Chris Underwood. Pitcher Christopher Apecechea kept Sacred Heart Cathedral off the board during his six innings of work as he struck out four and allowed only one walk and four hits. Look for the Padres in action again in a three day baseball tournament known as the Boras Classic on Tuesday March 31st at Dan McAuliffe Memorial Ballpark in Sacramento, on the Sacramento State University campus. Their opponent is TBA and first pitch is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.
Padre Varsity MV8 took first place at the Pacific Invitational held on March 21-22 at Lake Merced, The race was hosted by the Pacific Rowing Club. A special thanks to Lisa Goodrich-Boyd for sharing her exciting video!
The Serra varsity baseball team defeated the Archbishop Riordan Crusaders today in San Francisco by the score of 12-3. Christopher Papapietro started the day with a solo home run in the top of the first. John Besse appeared in relief and gave up just one hit, allowed no earned runs, and struck out five during his 4 innings of work. In the second, the Padres scored on a two-run single by Calvin Riley, plating Nick Knecht and Chris Underwood.The Padres brought home four runs in the second inning, and matched that run total in the seventh. Chris Underwood, Chris Papapietro, Scott Ota and Nick Knecht combined for 10 hits and six RBIs. Scott Ota had three extra-base hits for the Padres going 5 for 5 on the day. Look for the Padres in action again on Friday March 27th at Frisella Stadium as they take on the Sacred Heart Cathedral Fightin' Irish. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
The Serra varsity baseball team lost a close W.C.A.L. league opener yesterday to the Archbishop Mity Monarchs by the score of 2-1. Nick Von Tobel pitched an amazing game, and allowed just two unearned runs on Tuesday, but the Padres couldn't get the offense going in a 2-1 defeat to Archbishop Mitty. Calvin Riley was solid at the plate as he went 2 for 3. He tripled in the fifth inning and singled in the seventh inning. Look for the Padres in action again as they take on the St. Francis Lancers of Mountain View at home at Frisella Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
The Serra varsity basketball team lost to the Modesto Christian Warriors in the C.I.F. Nor-Cal Open Division regional semi-finals tonight by the score of 53-48. The Padres took an early 18-12 lead to end the 1st, and opened a 29-23 lead to end the half. Modesto Christian came back and took the lead to end the 3rd quarter up 43-41, but the Padres hung tough and battled back throughout the 4th quarter as the lead went back and forth. The Padres closed the deficit to 1 point with 2 minutes remaining but couldn't hang on as Modesto Christian won 53-48. Congratulations to the Padres on one of the best seasons in Serra basketball history- C.C.S. Open Division Champions!
The Serra Track and Field Team traveled down to Los Gatos High School on Saturday for Bellarmine's K-Bell Track and Field Invitational. The varsity squad finished 3rd out of 65 teams. Stefan Seul finished second in the shot put with a personal best throw (48-6.5) and fourth in the discus (134-10.5). Armon Plummer also earned a silver medal with his lifetime best time in the 110m High Hurdles (15.88) and was just off his best time in the 300m Intermediate Hurdles (41.22) which was good for fifth place. Kwami Jones finished just behind Plummer with the third best time of the day in the 110HH (16.65). First year sprinter Ryan Voltattorni had the fifth best time in the 200m (22.92) and also ran a solid 100m race (11.45).
Jack Allara had a busy, yet successful day to lead the Frosh Soph team. The sophomore pole vaulted (9-0), took third in the 65HH (10.27) and had the fastest time of the day in the 300IH (44.28). Obi Obodozie was also an individual champ, having the top jump in the long jump competition (20-2). Obodozie also third in both the 100m (11.62) and the 200m (23.64).
Frosh Brendon Carbullido had the third best jump in long jump (19-1) while classmate Scott Fitzpatrick earned two fifth place finishes in the 100m (11.74) and 200m (23.75). First year sophomore hurdler Charlie Quinn finished third in the 300IH (46.48). The 4x100m Relay team (Carbullido, Fitzpatrick, Orlando Fuller, Jovon Johnson) started the meet off on a high note, running the fastest time in the event out of lane 8 (46.10). The Padres finished in second place overall behind their strong performances.
The Padres open their WCAL Dual Meet season up on Wednesday as Bellarmine travels up to Freitas Field. First events will begin at 3:00.