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Baseball | St. Francis falls to Soledad in league play – Salinas Valley Tribune

SOLEDAD – The St. Louis Baseball Team Francis High is in the middle of a run for the Central Coast Section playoffs and possibly beyond, but the Sharks have found a small inconvenience along the way after a 6-4 loss to Soledad High at the Pacific Coast Athletic. League’s Mission Division plays on April 27th.

Eric Segura, a junior right-handed pitcher destined for the state of Oregon, gave 10 hits and recorded seven strikeouts for the Aztecs, who got some redemption after St. Francis had defeated them 8-6 on April 25th.

“The type of mound is pretty good,” the St. Louis coach said. Francis Ken Nakagawa on Safe. “He’s going to a Pac-12 school for a reason.”

Headline starter Kai Price led the Sharks to a 8-3 loss in the league game.

Nakagawa thought his pitcher, who finished with 10 strikeouts, did an excellent job keeping pace with an NCAA Division I prospect.

“I thought between the two, if someone scored two runs, they should hold out,” Nakagawa said. “This 6-4 score is amazing with those two guys on the mound.”

Despite the defeat, the Sharks remain in the driver’s seat and are well on their way to securing a Mission Division title. They returned to the diamond with a no-league competition against the powerful Aptos High of the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League on Thursday.

The Aztecs improved to 10-4 and are also alive for a league championship, but will need outside help, including more St. Louis defeats. Francis and Alisal (12-3-1, 8-2).

“Now this win gives us the chance to be league champions. We needed that,” Segura said. “Now we just have to go out and play Alisal, hopefully sweep those two.”

Segura said last Monday’s game was just as competitive as Wednesday afternoon’s battle.

“The look of the pitch for us was different, but we were still putting bats on the balls during both games,” he said. “They did a great job playing as a team and that was a team win.”

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