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Pleasanton Preps: Foothill softball ends regular season on 7-game winning streak

Amador hockey wins title; Foothill volleyball, tennis make playoff runs

The Foothill softball team extended its winning streak to seven games with victories over Livermore and Amador Valley last week.

The Falcons started off by defeating Livermore 7-0 on May 8. Ellen Ebbers went 3-for-3 with a single, a double and a solo home run, driving in three runs. Nicole May pitched a complete game, recording 13 strikeouts giving up only three hits and one walk.

Two days later, the Falcons closed out the regular season with a 1-0 win over Amador.

Hope Alley led off the bottom of the sixth in a scoreless game with a double, and then promptly stole third. With one out, designated player Lauren Hermes laid down a perfect sacrifice/squeeze bunt, scoring Alley for the game's only run.

May then struck out the side in the top of the seventh for the victory, striking out 12 and walking one.

Amador had four hits in the game, with Valeria Torres-Colon (two), Danielle Williams and Mia Hildebrand (double) accounting for the Amador offense. Williams kept the Falcons largely in check, allowing only two hits while striking out nine for the game.

Earlier in the week, the Dons beat Carondelet 2-0 on Senior Day.

The runs both came in the bottom of the first when Williams hit a two-run homer. From there, Williams dominated in the circle, allowing only two hits while striking out 15 batters.

Amador hockey

For the first time, the Dons are the high school hockey champions, beating De La Salle 7-2 in the title game.

Going into the second period, it was 1-0 De La Salle, but the crowd saw the game quickly change.

Six players from the Dons scored, with JT Fulmer having two goals to carry Amador to the 7-2 victory. Anthony Percy tallied both goals for the Spartans.

Foothill volleyball

The Falcons have advanced to the North Coast Section semifinals.

Last week started with a 25-21, 25-20, 25-16 win over College Park. Daniel Qian had nine kills and three blocks to lead the way. Brent Fong added five kills and two blocks, with Sid Majigud finishing with three kills and five blocks. Azfal Peermohammed had 19 assists.

Later in the week, the Falcons traveled to Heritage and came away with a thrilling 25-8, 25-20, 19-25, 21-25, 15-12 win.

Qian had 29 kills and three blocks, with Fong adding seven kills. Majigud had 12 blocks, and Andre Doty added 10 blocks. Peermohammed had 45 assists.

Foothill tennis

The Falcons completed one of the best seasons in school history, posting a 19-3 record.

Foothill entered the NCS Team Tennis Championship and got off to a fast start, disposing of Sonoma Valley 7-0. Kyle Thompson, Shreekar Eedara, Akash Patel and Adam Linette swept the singles, and the teams of Ani Poruri and Abhi Eedara, Jared Tay and Mark Mouch, and Vince Barletta and Matt Haskell won in doubles.

In the quarterfinals, the Falcons beat Miramonte 6-1. Thompson, Shreekar Eedara, Patel, and Linette swept the singles, Poruri, Abhi Eedara, Dylan Weiglein and Alex Yang finished off Miramonte in the doubles.

In the semifinals, Foothill fell 5-2 to Redwood. Linette won his singles match, and Weiglein and Yang prevailed in the doubles.

Pleasanton baseball camp

Foothill High's 24th annual Summer Baseball Camp will take place June 11-13 at the school.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day, with the cost $125. The camp will include the fundamentals of hitting, pitching, baserunning and defense, with a maximum ratio of camper to coach at 8:1. To register, go to www.sportability.com/tnttraining.

Top athletes/teams

My weekly rundown of the top athletes and teams I have covered from Amador and Foothill will return next week due to the amount of coverage I received this week from local teams.

Editor's note: Dennis Miller is a contributing sports writer for the Pleasanton Weekly. To contact Miller or submit local high school sports scores, game highlights and photographs for his weekly Pleasanton Preps column, email him at acesmag@aol.com.

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