It was a busy Spring Break for the Dublin High Baseball and Softball teams, along with selected student-athletes from our Track and Field team who qualified to participate in the prestigious Arcadia Invitational Meet in Southern California. The Baseball team advanced to the Championship of the Alhambra Tournament, the Softball team wrapped up the Livermore Stampede Tournament on a winning note, and several of our athletes set school records in Arcadia.
In Baseball action, Dublin defeated Amador Valley 3-1 in the Semifinals of the Alhambra Tournament, the second consecutive game where the Gaels held their opponent to just one run. Jack Maggiora recorded the win as the starter while Brendan Moddelmog earned the save. T.J. Costello was 2-for-3 at the plate to help lead a balanced offensive attack. Despite falling to Dougherty Valley 4-2 in the Tournament Championship on April 7th, Dublin still enters the final stretch of the season with an overall record of 9-6-1.
For the Softball team, the week both started and ended on a winning note with the Gaels recording two victories over Carondelet. In the team’s 12-2 victory on April 6th, Tanaya Barrett hit a triple to knock in three runs, Caitlyn Burgess hit a double that knocked in two runs, and Keri Maggiora was 2-for-3 at the plate and went the distance on the mound to earn the win. After dropping subsequent contests to some of the East Bay’s most dominant teams at the Stampede (including Tournament champion Granada), the Gaels bounced back on April 9th to beat Carondelet 8-6.
At Arcadia, the Boys 4x400m Relay team of Manogya Yara, Brandon Burns, Anish Kasam, and Alexander Franco came away as Open Champions and set a new DHS record with a time of 3:20.28. Kasam also was the Champion in the Boys 110m Hurdles with a personal record of 14.65, and set another personal record of 38.60 in the Boys 300m Hurdles while finishing in second place. Other highlights from the event featured two additional student-athletes who set school records, with Leila Champion now holding Dublin High’s fastest time in the Girls 100m (12.01) while Alexander Franco is the new Gael record-holder in the Boys 400m (49.15).