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Week 12 In Review

posted May 10, 2013, 9:15 PM by Bill Walstrom   [ updated Jul 6, 2020, 5:31 PM ]
The Cupertino Pioneers began the week tied with Monta Vista for second place in the SCVAL El Camino Division, and knowing that if they remained in that position they would win the tie-breaker – by virtue their two wins over Monta Vista -- and get the automatic bid to the CCS Playoffs. Prep2Prep projected the team to be the sixteenth seed in D-I with a first round game against Saint Francis.

On Tuesday though, the team suffered a 6-2 defeat to division champion Los Gatos. The loss thwarted Michael Hyun’s attempt to win his seventh.

Matt Kuhl had a pair of doubles and Kyle Avvakumovits singled twice. Stan Sumibcay and Youseph Pavolic each had a single.

             1  2  3  4  5  6  7   R  H  E
Los Gatos    1  1  0  0  1  2  1   6 10  0
Cupertino    0  0  1  0  0  1  0   2  6  2

Matt Kuhl doubled twice and drove in a run    Kyle Avvakumovits singled twice
          Matt Kuhl doubled twice and drove in a run                             Kyle Avvakumovits singled twice

On Thursday, the final day of the regular season, the team found itself one game behind Monta Vista, and needing both a win at Fremont and a Los Gatos win over Monta Vista. It was a hard-fought game that went into the bottom of the seventh tied at 1-1, but Fremont was able to load the bases and get the winning run across on a sacrifice fly. Los Gatos shut out Monta Vista 5-0, so that elusive CCS bid passed heartbreakingly close, but just out of reach.

All seven of Cupertino’s hits were singles. Senior Tony Uribe finished his high school career with three, while fellow senior Matt Kuhl had two. Sophomore Kyle Avvakumovits and Freshman Josh Longabaugh had one each. Sophomore Daniel Kono drove in Cupertino’s only run on a sacrifice fly.

             1  2  3  4  5  6  7   R  H  E
Cupertino    0  1  0  0  0  0  0   1  7  1
Fremont      1  0  0  0  0  0  1   2  8  0

Tony Uribe singled three times    Matt Kuhl singled twice
                  Tony Uribe singled three times                                           Matt Kuhl singled twice

The Pioneers finished the season with an overall record of 13-14, and a league finish of 7-8.

Morgan Saenz received some recognition for his stellar offensive performance last week topping Prep2Prep's week 11 Baseball Honor Roll as their Top of the Class.