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Fundraising Update: Our final week of coverage

Fundraising Update: Our final week of coverage 

Dear readers and supporters,

I have dreaded writing this update for a long time, but we currently do not have enough funds to continue the daily operations of the web site.

If our financial situation does not drastically improve, this will be our last week of coverage, with the final date of coverage coming on Sunday, Feb. 3.

I’m working on several different ideas to hopefully extend our reporting, but I felt it was important to update all of you on our current situation.

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Donate: Help Keep SanFranPreps.com Alive!

Donate: Help Keep SanFranPreps.com Alive! 

Update (Wednesday, Aug. 1): We’ve updated our goal, decreasing it from $110,000 to $60,000. It appears we won’t be able to hire a full-time photographer this season, despite our efforts. We’re also setting a deadline of Sept. 1. If we do not get to our new goal of $60,000 by Sept. 1, we will not be able to continue our coverage for the next school year.

We are continuing to pursue long-term funding from local and national foundations, but we are locked in long application processes. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help keep SanFranPreps.com alive.

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SanFranPreps.com Male Athlete of the Year: Jack Stinn

SanFranPreps.com Male Athlete of the Year: Jack Stinn 

By Jeremy Balan

The St. Ignatius football and baseball teams won unprecedented section titles in the 2011-2012 school year and one player was at the center of it all.

At quarterback and in the outfield, junior Jack Stinn led each team to its first respective Central Coast Section titles in school history.

That’s why he’s the SanFranPreps.com Male Athlete of the Year.

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Baseball: Galileo grad Nelson commits to Cal after a stop at College of San Mateo

Baseball: Galileo grad Nelson commits to Cal after a stop at College of San Mateo 

By Jeremy Balan

Dylan Nelson was such a force on Galileo Academy’s baseball team in his junior and senior years that when he was redshirted at the College of San Mateo in his first season out of high school, the lack of competition was killing him.

That year off the field drove Nelson, one of the most decorated athletes in Academic Athletic Association history, into a scholarship to play at Cal.

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Baseball: SanFranPreps.com All-City Team

Baseball: SanFranPreps.com All-City Team 

By Jeremy Balan

Our All-City teams are not always scientific.

Sometimes, you have to go with your gut.

In the past, our Player of the Year race in baseball has been between those who have had standout seasons at the plate and on the mound — the dual-threat players that impact every game.

This time around, it’s a pitcher, but the exception is truly exceptional.

All you have to do is ask one question: Who was the best baseball player in the City this season? The answer is Collin Monsour.

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Baseball: Riordan grad Harlan selected by Pirates in 13th round of MLB Draft

Baseball: Riordan grad Harlan selected by Pirates in 13th round of MLB Draft 

By Jeremy Balan

Thomas Harlan’s steady progress from a matchup reliever to top-of-the rotation ace at Fresno State paid off on Tuesday.

Harlan, who graduated from Archbishop Riordan High School in 2008 and just completed his senior season with the Bulldogs, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 13th round (406th overall) of the MLB First-Year Player Draft.

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Baseball: Team City pulls away late to win inaugural City All-Star Game

Baseball: Team City pulls away late to win inaugural City All-Star Game 

By Zack Farmer

After trailing late in the inaugural SanFranPreps.com City All-Star Game, Team City scored 14 runs in the final three innings, including a seven-run sixth, to beat Team SF 15-3 at the University of San Francisco’s Benedetti Diamond on Sunday.

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Baseball: St. Ignatius comes from behind against Aptos to win first CCS title

Baseball: St. Ignatius comes from behind against Aptos to win first CCS title 

By Bonta Hill

SAN JOSE – With the St. Ignatius baseball team facing a 3-1 deficit in the bottom of the fifth inning of the Central Coast Section Division II championship game, Aptos was threatening to put the game away with the bases loaded with one out.

St. Ignatius head coach Matt Stetcher called on his ace, Cal-bound pitcher Collin Monsour, to get the Wildcats out of the jam.

Monsour not only got St. Ignatius out of the inning with back-to-back strikeouts, but also swung the momentum of the game that ended with a 5-3 SI victory on Saturday at Municipal Stadium.

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Saturday Scoreboard

Scores will be updated as they are sent in. Please send in your scores to contact@SanFranPreps.com or call them in to (415) 251-0918. The score phone line is open 24 hours a day.

Game of the day – St. Ignatius vs. Aptos baseball: The Wildcats are seeking their first CCS baseball title in school history. For live updates on this game, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps.

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Baseball: St. Ignatius blasts Leland early to advance to CCS championship

Baseball: St. Ignatius blasts Leland early to advance to CCS championship 

By Jeremy Balan

SAN JOSE — The Leland High School baseball team upset top-seeded Willow Glen in the quarterfinal round of the Central Coast Section Division II playoffs, but may have run into the division’s best team, seeding notwithstanding, in the semifinals on Thursday at Municipal Stadium.

Fifth-seeded St. Ignatius scored six runs in the first inning, three runs in the second and closed the game out in the bottom of the fifth on a walkoff RBI double from Nick Johnson that sealed the 10-0 mercy-rule win over the eighth-seeded Chargers.

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Thursday Scoreboard

Scores will be updated as they are sent in. Please send in your scores to contact@SanFranPreps.com or call them in to (415) 251-0918. The score phone line is open 24 hours a day.

Game of the day – St. Ignatius vs. Leland baseball: The Wildcats are seeking their first trip to a CCS championship game since 2000 and have never won a section title in baseball. The Chargers have won three CCS titles, but their last section championship came in 1997. St. Ignatius took down fourth seed Los Altos to get to the semifinals and Leland upset top-seeded Willow Glen. For live updates on this game, follow us on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SanFranPreps and you can also follow pitch-by-pitch at iscorecast.com with the password FB23526406.

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Baseball: Inaugural SanFranPreps.com City All-Star Game set for June 3rd!

Baseball: Inaugural SanFranPreps.com City All-Star Game set for June 3rd! 

We know it’s late notice, but we’re happy to announce we will be partnering with the Dante Benedetti Foundation and X-Level Sports to put on the inaugural City All-Star Baseball Game on Sunday, June 3 at the University of San Francisco’s Benedetti Diamond.

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