Having already clinched the Western League title, the only thing left for the Palisades High baseball team on Tuesday was a piece of history. The only team standing between the Dolphins and an undefeated league record was two-time defending champion Venice. The Gondos (18-12 overall, 10-5 in league) treated the otherwise meaningless game as if it were the playoffs and won, 10-9, to deal the Dolphins their only league loss. Juan Medina scored the decisive run on a suicide squeeze bunt by Matt Case in the bottom of the 10th inning. Case went three for five with four RBIs and Medina hit a home run in the fourth inning for host Venice. Despite the loss, the Dolphins (19-5, 14-1) continue to produce at the plate. First-baseman David Bromberg hit two home runs and All-City short stop Dylan Cohen also homered for Palisades. Bromberg pitched a stellar game against University last Thursday, allowing two runs on two hits with eight strikeouts over four and two-thirds innings in Palisades’ 12-2 rout of the visiting Wildcats. Adam Franks had a three-run double and Kevin Seto had two hits and two RBIs for the Dolphins. Pali wraps up regular season play with a nonleague game today at Franklin. The playoff seeding meeting is next Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Hamilton High and the City playoffs begin next Friday, May 28.
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