Sharks CCS Baseball Final Game Time Announced for 4 PM

Your #6 seed St. Francis Sharks will face #8 seed Brahnam High School at 4pm this Saturday May 31st in the CCS Division II Baseball Final at the San Jose Municipal Stadium which is the home stadium for the San Jose Giants.

It has been a total team effort for Coach Ken Nakagawa's St. Francis baseball in beating Half Moon Bay and Stevenson in the first two rounds and then upset #2 seed Monterey High School 3-1 on Tuesday in the Semi-finals. The Sharks pitching has been dominant as Junior Josh Rodriguez, Senior Jonathan Carmona and Freshmen Ruben Ibarra have all been used as starting pitchers. Sophomore Danny Cervantes and Junior Jacob Cardona have shut the door on teams in relief roles. Junior catcher Nick Ciandro has risen to the occasion very well for the Sharks behind the plate and at bat. The Sharks have had some timely hitting through the playoffs to give their pitchers the run support needed. Junior Brian Dober drove in the winning run in the 10th inning vs. Stevenson, Sophomore Sahid Valenzuela led off the Monterey game with a double and later scored to give the Sharks the early lead, Sophomore Jack Peoples has hit the ball well and played great defense from his 2nd base position and Junior Nick Wempe has done a tremendous job at the bat and in left field. The pitchers Rodriguez, Ibarra, Carmona, Cervantes and Cardona for the Sharks haven't just done their job on the mound, but they've helped themselves out with driving in runs when at the plate and Carmona has had some web gems from his center field position. Seniors Marc Gugale and Garrett Saucedo have stepped in as pinch runners throughout the playoffs to help put some runs on the board and seniors PJ Garza and Austin Nethercutt has played well when called upon.

The Half Moon Bay win was the first CCS playoff victory in school history for St. Francis baseball and now they have reached the championship game for the first time in school history.

Come up to San Jose and support your Sharks!
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