Braves win first baseball NCS


The Tomales Bay High School baseball team won the North Coast Section Division 6 baseball championship on Saturday, beating defending Division 6 champions, the Point Arena High School Pirates 5-3. Tomales coach Bill Tucker said the division championship is a first in a school known for winning championships in football, softball and girls basketball. Tomales rotated between 10 players, five of whom are graduating seniors, throughout the game’s seven innings. The juniors playing on both teams had to take SAT tests on Saturday. Tucker said taking the exam in Point Arenas made the Pirates arrive late, which didn’t give them time to fully warm-up. The Braves’ worn home field did not help the Pirates, either, he said. The Braves poured water from an ice chest over Tucker after their win.