Pleasanton Preps: Foothill softball shuts out Amador Valley, Monte Vista

Both tennis teams continue strong play heading into spring break

The Foothill girls softball team kept its roll going with a pair of wins last week, beating Amador Valley and Monte Vista, both by shutout.

In the 3-0 win over Amador, the potent Foothill bats came to life in the fourth inning when Falcons plated all three runs.

Nicole May shut down Amador, throwing a complete game shutout, giving up six hits and striking out 11 batters.

May also got the bats going, with a double in the bottom of the fourth, as the Falcons ended the game with eight hits. Ellen Ebbers led the team with three hits, followed by Gianna Lyng with two hits, and Haliey Hayes and Courtney Beaudin also contributed at the plate.

Allyson Kim had a double for the Dons, with Valeria Torres-Colon, Chloe Engel, Sophia Youngberg and Alexa Perez adding a single each

In the five-inning 13-0 thumping of Monte Vista, sophomore Maddie Heinlin pitched a complete game allowing just four hits.

Foothill's defense was flawless with two double plays during the game. The Falcons collected 17 hits, with Beaudin hitting a home run and a double, driving in a total of four runs. Hope Alley, Ally McElroy and Heinlin each hit a double.

Foothill baseball

It was an up-and-down week for the Falcons, as they got a big 3-0 win over Amador before suffering an 18-2 loss to Monte Vista.

In the win over Amador, the Falcons scored three times in the top of the seventh to break open a scoreless game.

Jake Gebb went the first six innings on the mound, giving up four hits and striking out five. Josh Anderson came on to close out the game, including inducing a double play to end the game.

In the loss to Monte Vista, the Falcons watched the Mustangs pound out 20 hits off five Foothill pitchers. Sam Zenanoe provided an offensive highlight getting a pair of hits.


The powerhouse that has become the Amador tennis team took another pair of matches last week.

First up was a 9-0 shutout of Livermore.

Vishal Muthuvel, Eswarsai Ramineni, Brett Miller, Sankalp Sharma, Xinyu Qui and Idan Belau all won in singles. The doubles teams of Ben Deriquito/Vedhant Kaliyur, Vishesh Pithadiya/Manas Aavula and Ethan Allavarpu/Nithilan Muruganandham swept the doubles.

Later in the week, the Dons came back to beat San Ramon Valley 7-2.

In singles play, Aadarsh Tripathi, Ramineni, Muthuvel and Sharma won their matches. The doubles teams of Robert Heeter/Miller, Pithadiya/Aavula and Allavarpu/Muruganandham all won their matches.

Across town, Foothill swept four matches the past two weeks before heading into the spring break, improving its record to 11 and 1.

The Falcons defeated Granada, 7-2, Livermore 8-1, Dougherty Valley 6-3 and Monte Vista 9-0.

Foothill took five of the six singles matches against Dougherty Valley, led by Shreekar Eedara, Adam Linette, Akash Patel, Ahni Poruri and Abhi Eedara, and added a doubles win by Alex Yang and Dylan Weiglein.

Against Monte Vista, Shreekar Eedara, Linette, Patel, Poruri and Abhi Eedara were joined by Kolben Thompson in notching the singles wins. Foothill picked up an additional three victories in doubles, with the duos of Yang and Ian Dong, Vince Barletta and Matt Haskell, and Weiglein and Pranav Sentha completing the team sweep.

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

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