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BASEBALL

Zebras put two out of the yard but fall to Benicia in playoffs

Panthers gain 6-4 win.
By: Staff Report
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The Lincoln High School baseball team fell into a late-season slump but had a year to remember that ended in the Sac-Joaquin Section Playoffs when they were defeated by Benicia 6-4 last week. The Fighting Zebras lived up to their mascot name as freshman Isaiah Garcia and junior Ethan Liddle both hit shots out of the Panthers? yard but it wouldn?t be enough to advance Lincoln in the postseason. The club finished third in the Pioneer Valley League. ?Our team came to play and put themselves in a position to win,? said Lincoln head coach Troy Petersen. ?The game was well played by both sides and Benicia came out on top.? The Zebras said farewell to seniors Trevor Petersen, Joey Valdez, Jake Gomes, Trent Parks and Jordan Albarron. Parks was voted the team?s Most Valuable Player and Albarron was given the Coach?s Award. ?We?ll miss the leadership from our seniors,? Coach Petersen said, ?but we wish them the best as they move on to more adventures.? Albarron was Lincoln?s pitching leader with four wins, 50 strikeouts and an earned run average of 2.37. He and first baseman Parks have been invited to play in the annual Optimist All Star Game scheduled for June 9. Albarron and Parks were also named to the PVL All League team along with sophomore Jake Sola and Liddle. Kody Kencke, James Pallas and Garcia were given honorable mention. Benicia 6, Lincoln 4 R H E Zebras 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 ? 4 7 1 Panthers 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 ? 6 6 1