BURLINGAME - Entering Wednesday afternoon, Burlingame held a somewhat comfortable two-game lead in the PAL-Bay standings, with four games to play. But after facing Capuchino sophomore Devin Meyer, the Panthers no longer have that extra cushion, meaning every game will matter to determine the division champion.
Meyer struck out four in a complete game no-hitter, and the Mustangs used a big third inning offensively to post a 5-0 victory on the road. The sophomore did walk four batters and threw 105 pitches, but kept Burlingame off the bases via hit, just one week after he struck out nine in a big win over Menlo. Meanwhile, David Balague sparked an offense that came to life in the third inning, during which time Balague had an RBI single. He later tripled with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, and then scored on Kenny Osterlund's ground ball to third base. Nick Solorzano added an RBI single for the Mustangs in the top of the fourth.
Capuchino's win dropped Burlingame to 8-3 in division play, while victories for both Carlmont and Menlo improved both teams to 7-4 in PAL-Bay action.
Despite not getting a single extra-base hit in its game, Carlmont scored four times in the top of the second to beat Sacred Heart Prep, 6-3. David Bedrosian allowed just three hits over four innings, while Jake Robinson allowed just one hit in two and one-third innings to preserve the victory.
Justin Nam went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, while Max Chou added a pair of hits to help lift Menlo past Hillsdale, 4-3. Julien Hernandez scattered four hits over five innings, with Bennett Norman earning the save for the Knights.