Valley Christian Dominates WCAL, Earns Top Seed in CCS Division I

Valley Christian wins WCAL tournament championship with 26-4 record, earning top seed in CCS Division I bracket. They face St. Francis in playoff opener, seeking to solidify status as top team in section.

Aqsa Younas Rana
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Valley Christian Dominates WCAL, Earns Top Seed in CCS Division I

Valley Christian Dominates WCAL, Earns Top Seed in CCS Division I

Valley Christian has emerged as the dominant force in the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) this season, capturing the tournament championship with an impressive 26-4 record. The San Jose school's success has earned them the top seed in the highly competitive Central Coast Section (CCS) Division I bracket.

The Warriors' pitching staff has been a key factor in their success, boasting a stellar 1.36 ERA. The rotation is led by the talented trio of Kole Laubach, Quinten Marsh, and Rohan Kasanagottu. On the offensive side, senior Tatum Marsh has been a force at the plate, leading the team with six home runs and a .365 batting average.

Valley Christian's potent lineup averages over five runs per game, with significant contributions from Hunter Fujimoto, Nathan Choi, and Brock Ketelsen. This balanced attack has made the Warriors a formidable opponent throughout the season.

In the CCS Division I bracket, Valley Christian will face eighth-seeded St. Francis at home on Saturday in their playoff opener. The Warriors have won four of the past five titles in the CCS's top division and are favored to make another deep run this year.

Their biggest threat appears to be Serra, who finished the regular season with a 22-6 record and earned the No. 2 seed in Division I. The Padres will host St. Ignatius on Saturday, having split the season series. A potential matchup between Valley Christian and Serra in the later rounds could determine the champion.

Other notable teams in the CCS playoffs include Leigh, the top seed in Division II with a 17-9 record, and Christopher, the No. 2 seed in Division III after winning six of their last seven games. The Division VI bracket is shaping up to be highly competitive, with six of the eight teams having fewer than six losses. Menlo School earned the top seed, followed by Lincoln, South San Francisco, and Thomas More.

As the CCS playoffs get underway, all eyes will be on Valley Christian as they aim to solidify their status as the top team in the section. With a deep and talented roster, the Warriors are well-positioned to make a run at another championship and further cement their legacy as one of the premier high school baseball programs in California.

Key Takeaways

  • Valley Christian wins WCAL tournament with 26-4 record.
  • Warriors boast 1.36 ERA, led by Laubach, Marsh, and Kasanagottu.
  • Tatum Marsh leads team with 6 HRs and .365 batting average.
  • Valley Christian earns top seed in CCS Division I bracket.
  • Serra appears to be the biggest threat to Valley Christian's title.