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CCS baseball: Bellarmine walk-off, Los Altos rout in D-I semifinals

SANTA CLARA — Los Altos left little doubt, while Bellarmine sweated it out.
Either way, both baseball teams found a way to advance past the Central Coast Section Division I semifinals Tuesday night at Washington Park in Santa Clara.
No. 11 Los Altos (17-14), last year’s runner-up, punched another ticket into Friday’s championship game at San Jose Municipal Stadium with a 10-0 rout of No. 2 Piedmont Hills (21-7) that ended after six innings due to the mercy-run rule.
Top-seeded Bellarmine (25-7) waited until the bottom of the seventh to break a scoreless deadlock with No. 6 Carlmont (17-12) in walk-off fashion with a bang-bang play at the plate from a drawn-in infield to prevail 1-0.
For the Eagles, senior Colin Homan finished with five RBI, while junior Ryan Baum tossed a one-hitter.
For the Bells, who stranded eight runners over the first six innings and hit into a pair of double plays along the way, junior Matthew Pinelli took off on contact from third base and the home-plate umpired called him safe after a collision with the catcher on a RBI grounder by senior Mason Eng.
Check back later for more details, quotes and a video of the walk-off.
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