YUBA ROUNDUP: 49ers' playoff opener tonight
Zucco leads baseball team to win in BVC opener
The Yuba College men's basketball team has a tall task ahead of them today.
The No. 10 49ers (21-7) will face off against a big No. 7 Ohlone College team in the first round of the CCCAA NorCals in Fremont.
While Yuba's tallest post players stand around 6-foot-7, the Renegades march out quite a diverse group to combat the 49ers' biggest weakness — rebounding.
Ring Ayuel (7-4) of Sudan, Henry McCarthy (6-9) of Norway and Karl Ohrner (6-8) of Sweden will man the post for Ohlone (20-8).
"We have a tough one tomorrow," Yuba coach Doug Cornelius said. "Ohlone has one of the best matchup zones in the state, so it's a matter of knocking down our shots."
The Yuba coaching staff watched 35-40 hours of film and had three days of practice to prepare the players.
"The boys are as prepared as they can be at this point," Cornelius said. "We just have to execute."
We had three good days of practice and the guys are focused," he said. "This team is pretty resilient. They want to make this program proud and not let us or the community down."
Yuba 7, Contra Costa 1
In San Pablo — Lindhurst High product Timmy Zucco struck out five and allowed just four hits in a complete-game effort to lift the 49ers to a victory in their Bay Valley Conference opener.
Wheatland High grad Tyler Kreditor led Yuba at the plate by going 2 for 4 with a double and a pair of RBIs, while Yuba City High alum Christian Divelbiss went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a run scored.
Dallas Cummings finished 2 for 4 with a double and scored a run, Brandon Lockwood was 2 for 5 with an RBI and scored twice, and Michael Frantz went 2 for 5 with an RBI for Yuba (8-5).
49ers drop doubleheader
In San Mateo — Yuba suffered its first lopsisded loss of the season, 22-0, before falling 4-0 in the nightcap.
Rachel Quinn allowed just four hits in the second game, but three were home runs.
The 49ers (6-9) peppered a few hits, but couldn't muster up any runs.