NCS baseball: Wednesday’s scores, updated schedule

Division I

Tuesday’s first round

No. 1 De La Salle 9, No. 16 Castro Valley 1

No. 9 San Ramon Valley 6, No. 8 Acalanes 0

No. 12 Clayton Valley Charter 4, No. 5 Monte Vista 2

No. 4 Heritage 12, No. 13 Liberty 2

No. 2 Foothill 10, No. 15 James Logan 0

No. 7 College Park 2, No. 10 Granada 0

No. 14 Freedom 2, No. 3 Berkeley 1

No. 6 Amador Valley 2, No. 11 Dougherty Valley 1

Friday’s quarterfinals

No. 9 San Ramon Valley at No. 1 De La Salle, 3 p.m.

No. 12 Clayton Valley Charter at No. 4 Heritage, 5 p.m.

No. 7 College Park at No. 2 Foothill, 5 p.m.

No. 14 Freedom at No. 6 Amador Valley, 5 p.m.

Division II

Wednesday’s first round

No. 1 Alameda 7, No. 16 Newark Memorial 0

No. 8 Tamalpais 1, No. 9 Marin Catholic 0

No. 4 Drake 1, No. 13 Arroyo 0

No. 12 Washington 2, No. 5 Northgate 1

No. 2 Maria Carrillo 11, No. 15 San Lorenzo 1

No. 10 Rancho Cotate 4, No. 7 Redwood 1

No. 3 Casa Grande 3, No. 14 Concord 2

No. 11 El Cerrito 3, No. 6 Petaluma 2

Saturday’s quarterfinals at 1 p.m.

No. 8 Tamalpais vs. No. 1 Alameda

No. 12 Washington at No. 4 Drake

No. 10 Rancho Cotate at No. 2 Maria Carrillo

No. 11 El Cerrito at No. 3 Casa Grande

Division III

Tuesday’s first round

No. 1 Miramonte 9, No. 16 Albany 0

No. 9 San Marin 9, No. 8 Analy 5

No. 13 Justin-Siena 7, No. 4 Cardinal Newman 5 (9 inn.)

No. 5 Bishop O’Dowd 2, No. 12 San Rafael 1

No. 2 Campolindo 6, No. 15 Sonoma Valley 1

No. 10 St. Joseph Notre Dame 4, No. 7 Eureka 1

No. 3 Encinal 8, No. 14 Las Lomas 7

No. 8 Kennedy-Fremont 3, No. 11 Piner 2

Friday’s quarterfinals

No. 9 San Marin at No. 1 Miramonte, 5 p.m.

No. 13 Justin-Siena at No. 5 Bishop O’Dowd, 5 p.m.

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NBA playoffs: Warriors are “pissed off” and “encouraged” entering Game 5 vs. Rockets

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HOUSTON – Steve Kerr struggled shutting his eyelids. The Warriors coach tried to sleep, but how could he following the Warriors’ 95-92 Game 4 loss to Houston on Tuesday that tied the Western Conference Finals at 2-2? So Kerr tossed and turned, while questioning nearly every decision both he and his players made.

“There are some things I could’ve done a lot better,” Kerr said. “Our players feel the same way.”

Warriors guard Stephen Curry said he also questioned “everything,” including his missed game-tying shot with .5 seconds left, his 10-of-28 mark from the field and the team’s 12-point fourth quarter effort. He admitted thinking the Warriors “lost a huge opportunity” in conceding home-court advantage and the series’ control to Houston. Yet, Curry said he woke up Wednesday morning thinking, “we played that badly in the fourth quarter and lost by only three points.”

Hence, Curry boarded the team plane on Wednesday morning with a smile on his face. Curry and his teammates also enter Game 5 against the Rockets on Thursday feeling both remorseful and inspired with what they face.

“Definitely guys are pissed off, but encouraged as well,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said following practice on Wednesday. “I love the way this team responds when our back is against the wall. I don’t mind our backs being against the wall because I know what we’re capable of, and I know the level of focus and intensity level this team brings when that is the case.”

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


Red Sox rally in 9th, Price helps shut down Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Xander Bogaerts sparked a three-run rally in the ninth inning, David Price pitched the bulk of a three-hitter and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.

Bogaerts doubled off Alex Colome (2-5) to drive in J.D. Martinez, who reached on a throwing error by shortstop Willy Adames to lead off the ninth. After a wild pitch, Eduardo Nunez drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, and Boston tacked on another on a passed ball.

Price pitched three-hit ball over six innings, allowing a run while striking out nine. Joe Kelly (3-0) got the win and Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 15th save.

Adames, playing only his second major league game, threw out Nunez at the plate after a two-out double by Jackie Bradley Jr. in the fifth, preserving a scoreless tie.

The Rays did not get a runner into scoring position until the sixth, when C.J. Cron doubled off the centre field wall. That hit drove in Denard Span following a leadoff walk.

Christian Vazquez got Boston on the board in the sixth, singling off starter Chris Archer and later scoring when Hanley Ramirez bounced into a bases-loaded double play.

Archer has won only one of his last 20 starts against Boston. He gave up one run, four hits and three walks in six innings, striking out six.

The game featured eight hits and 24 strikeouts, including four in a row by Rays reliever Jose Alvarado.


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