PREP ROUNDUP: River Valley softball smacks McClatchy
Marysville baseball falls in walk-off
The River Valley High softball team broke out in a big way on Wednesday afternoon by bashing out 15 hits en route to a 14-0 victory over McClatchy in Sacramento.
It was the first victory of the season for the Falcons (1-4), who ended the game after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
Freshman Mylaina McMurray had a big day at the plate, finishing 2 for 3 with an inside-the-park home run, double and four RBIs. Fellow freshman Mariah Brown went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and junior Mikayla Brown was a perfect 2 for 2 with two RBIs.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Combo went 2 for 3 with a triple and two runs batted in, senior Samantha Neher was 2 for 3 with an RBI and sophomore Ashlee Paterno was 2 for 2 with an RBI as well in the victory.
Sophomore Keianna Hostetler finished 2 for 4 with an RBI and freshman Trinity Norris hit an RBI-double.
Neher and Mikayla Brown were the only upper classmen to start for River Valley, which saw eight of the nine starters record at least one hit.
Mikayla Brown started the game and struck out six of the seven batters she faced before leaving with a hip injury. Paterno allowed one hit over the final three innings to finish off the shutout.
Willows 5, East Nicolaus 3
In Nicolaus — Amanda Taylor struck out seven, walked none and allowed only two earned runs, but the Spartans mustered just five singles in a Sacramento Valley League loss to the Honkers at home.
Taylor finished the game 2 for 4 and Sara Cater, Katelin Evans and Brook Essary added a single each in the loss for East Nic (5-2, 1-1).
Dixon 8, Marysville 7
In Dixon — The Rams won on a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out the Golden Empire League win over the Indians.
Marysville senior Chad Perry was 3 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs, while Cody DePalma doubled and also drove in two runs.
David Wright finished 2 for 4 with a double and Austin Winona also doubled for the Tribe (3-3, 1-1).
Marysville will continue GEL action at home against West Campus on Friday.
The Indians won 3-2 in JV action with the go-ahead run coming across in the top of the seventh.
David Duncan was 3 for 4 with a double and Parker Sanchez finished 2 for 4 with a double.
Duncan pitched five innings and struck out four, while allowing two runs on five hits. Nick Sorenson picked up the win in relief by pitching two scoreless innings.
Lincoln 209, River Valley 230
In Lincoln — The Fighting Zebras picked up the nonleague win over the Falcons on the front nine at Lincoln Hills Golf Club (Hills Course).
Steven Spatafore led River Valley by shooting a team-low 35, while Lucas Vaughn shot a 40. Kyle Gash carded a 46 and Jordan Noall picked up a 53 for the Falcons (1-2).