The Lowell (San Francisco, Calif.)
baseball team ended a banner season much like it began on Friday — in dominating fashion.
The Cardinals won the Transbay Series championship by lashing 17 hits in a 13-2 five-inning mercy win at Oakland Tech to finish the season 27-6. Combined with a 1-0 win over Tech on Tuesday, behind a two-hitter from Aaron Leong
, Lowell swept the best-of-3 series. Andy Glickfeld
, one of 10 seniors on the team, led the way on Friday with three hits and two RBI and sophomore Vaughn Blue
added a par of hits including a home run.
Lowell scored six runs in the top of the first and five more in the third to win going away. Elijah Saunders
and Jasper Scherer
combined on a three-hitter. Saunders improved to 8-1 (0.68 ERA). Leong finished 7-0 (1.88) and Scherer 5-2 (1.37). Ryan Werth
, Saunders, Leong, Blue and Jesse Tom
all had two hits on Friday. Leong and Tom also drove in two runs.
As it was like all season, the Cardinals got contributions up and down the lineup. The San Francisco Section champions, outscored opponents 330-69 on the season and currently are second in the state in runs, according to MaxPreps.com.
They finished with a .344 team batting average and 1.64 ERA. Their 27 wins is currently fifth in the state.
"It's been a great season and a great group of young men to work with," said coach John Donohue, who improved his career record to 690-367.