Tam High’s Matteo Bellisimo announced on Twitter this weekend that he has committed to continuing his baseball career at St. Mary’s University next season.
“I want to thank my family, friends, coaches and teammates for all the support, I am proud to be an SMC Gael and will continue to work hard,” Bellisimo wrote.
Bellisimo had 21 hits in 20 games last season, hitting .333 for the Red-tailed Hawks. Bellisimo led the team in RBIs (27) and was a draw for team-high honors in home races (4).
Tam went 19-1 and 10-0 against MCAL opponents during last year’s shortened campaign.
Hall of Famers
Although the Marine Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame ceremony has been postponed for two years due to the pandemic, an unofficial ceremony is being held to honor two members of the National Champion Redwood High Baseball Team for November 6th.
Steve Compagno and Jim Jones will be celebrated at an event by teammate Steven Travers at 5pm at Creekside Pizza and Taproom.
There will be a general question-and-answer session with both Hall of Famers, followed by a “20 questions with number 20” segment performed by veteran journalist Matt Morrison with the legendary Redwood baseball coach Al Endriss.
The cost of the event is $ 35 which includes pizza, pasta and salad. Bar service is available. Reply to Steven Travers at USCSTEVE1@aol.com and pay at the door before entering.
Volleyball for women
Former Tam High standout Olivia Smith was named this week’s offensive volleyball athlete in New England for women and men for men after a 3-0 lead.
Smith, a novice, had 39 kills, 16 digs and four aces when Smith defeated New England College, Emerson and Mitchell. Smith posted a career high of 19 kills against New England and had 10 kills in each of the other two victories.
Samantha Haan scored twice and Eleanor Titcombe added the second as Redwood remained unbeaten after a 3-0 win over Lick-Wilmerding on Monday.
Anna Lardner remained undefeated in the MCAL game this season, winning a 6-2, 6-2 victory on No. 1 singles against Carly Amborn. Branson won three singles matches and swept the doubles to secure a 6-1 victory.
Ana Fatjo had the only victory for the Peregrine Falcons, and defeated Anna Rende, 6-4, 6-4, on No. 2 singles.
- Lardner, Rende, Audrey Gilmor and Mirabel Arlander swept the singles matches as Branson rolled to a 6-1 victory over Marin Catholic on Monday. Noemi Jackovics and Katherine Compagno won the No. 2 double for MC.
- Emily Bandouveres won a singles No. 2 victory to help Novato to a 5-2 victory over Terra Linda on Monday. En-Ya Zhang topped Payton Grafeld on No. 1 singles to secure one of TL’s two victories.
- Tam ran out to a 6-0 lead against Redwood on Monday night before dark stopped the game with the No. 1 singles players still on the field.
- The Giants jumped back on Tuesday, winning a 7-0 victory over San Rafael on senior day. Sonya Cowan and Livia Klompus picked up straight victories in the top two individual places.
College cross country
Dominican Julianna Mendez was named PacWest Cross-Country Skier of the Week for the third time this season. Mendez finished second at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational 6K Open on Saturday.