PREP ROUNDUP: Indians' Arostegui tosses no-no
Lindhurst, East Nic open league with win
The Marysville High softball team's quest for a third straight Golden Empire League banner got off to a good start on Tuesday.
The Indians needed only five innings to dispatch of Mesa Verde 10-0 in a mercy-rule rout to open GEL action in Citrus Heights.
Senior pitcher Tressa Arostegui tossed a no-hitter with nine strikeouts and just one walk to earn the victory in the circle.
Morgan Welch, who coach Maurice Clavelle said went into "beast mode," provided the offense with two home runs and five RBIs while finishing her day 4 for 4.
Ajza Matta also went 4 for 4, Brina Buttacavoli doubled and Mikayla Anderson knocked in two runs to pace the Marysville offense.
Weather permitting, the Indians (3-0, 1-0) continue GEL play on Thursday at home against West Campus.
Lindhurst 5, West Campus 2
In Sacramento — Like their rivals, the Blazers also opened GEL play with a victory.
Freshman Kaylie Wofford provided the big blow for Lindhurst with a three-run homer and finished the day 3 for 4.
Fellow freshman Asailah Brown went 3 for 4, and Shawna Hulsey and Hailee Gilbert both went 2 for 4.
Hulsey pitched a complete game and struck out five to earn the victory for Lindhurst (2-3, 1-0).
East Nicolaus 10, Esparto 0, 6 innings
In Nicolaus — The Spartans won by the mercy rule to open Sacramento Valley League action.
Amanda Taylor allowed just two hits and struck out 13 to earn the victory in the circle.
Olivia Lopez went 2 for 3 as every player in the lineup picked up at least one hit for East Nic (5-1, 1-0).
Sutter 11, Folsom 4
In Folsom — Jayden Garcia finished 2 for 2 with a triple, two RBIs and three runs scored to propel the Huskies to a nonleague victory over the Division-I Bulldogs.
Taylor Pack went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Sara Stephenson clubbed a two-run home run in the win for Sutter, which improved to 5-2 on the year with the win.
Stephenson also struck out three and allowed two runs over four innings, while Emily Ingalls struck out two and allowed two runs over the final three frames to close it out.
Colusa 4, Gridley 3
In Colusa — Senior Ashleigh Biggs belted a two-run, walk-off homer to deliver the RedHawks a dramatic victory in their season opener.
Biggs finished 2 for 4 and coach Perry Taylor credited Emily Corriea with outstanding defense.
Pitcher Sophia Garcia struck out 10 for Colusa (1-0) to earn the victory.
Nevada Union 11, Yuba City 10, 10 innings
In Grass Valley — The Honkers scored a run in the top of the 10th inning to take a lead, but allowed two scores in the bottom and fell in a nonleague game on Monday.
Anjelica Cisneros went 2 for 5 with five RBIs, including a three-run homer, while Brittney Pope finished 2 for 5 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Dana Piper went 1 for 2 with two RBIs and Jostyn Bebout went the distance from the circle. She struck out eight batters and walked five for Yuba City (1-4).
Yuba City 5, Bella Vista 4
In Fair Oaks — The Honkers edged the Broncos in nonleague play to improve to 2-1 overall.
Camryn Danna picked up the win for Yuba City by going 52⁄3 innings with four strikeouts. He allowed just two hits and one earned run.
Senior Chandler Eden came on to earn the save.
Cooper Goldby led the Honkers by going 2 for 3 with an RBI. Matt Miller doubled, Taylor Elkins tripled and both of them drove in a run for Yuba City. Devin Pettengill scored two runs, knocked in one and stole two bases for the Honkers.
Yuba City hosts Division-I Davis, ranked No. 10 in Northern California by MaxPreps, on Friday night at Winship Field.
Colusa 15, Gridley 3, 5 inning
In Colusa — The RedHawks opened the season with a bang after beating the Bulldogs.
Hayden Bailey struck out six over three innings, while Kyle Cervantes went 2 for 3 with four runs scored and Chad Elliot finished 2 for 3 with a pair of RBIs and a double for Colusa.
Martin Bravo went 1 for 2 with a triple and three RBIs.
East Nicolaus 12, Esparto 11
In Nicolaus — Austin Scheiber went 2 for 4 with a double, triple and four RBIs, Austin Jones belted a three-run homer in the first inning and the Spartans picked up their first win of the season with a victory over Esparto in the SVL opener.
Adam Driver finished 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Bryce Calta was 2 for 4 with a double and Joel Wilson went 2 for 4 for East Nicolaus (1-2, 1-0).
Marysville 9, Mesa Verde 0
In Citrus Heights — The Indians opened GEL play with a resounding win over the Mavericks.
Keith Staples picked up a 6-0, 6-2 win in boys singles, while Jacob Fisher won 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Michelle Ngai was the victor in girls singles (6-0, 7-5) and No. 2 singles player Myers Lor was also victorious (6-0, 6-0).
Randy Valencia teamed with Daniel Sorenson for a 6-2, 6-2 win in boys doubles, while the tandem of Wendin Li and Tom Cheng also won (6-3, 7-5) for the boys.
Bayshta Aguila worked with Lucy Murillo for a 6-0, 6-2 win in girls doubles. May Lor and Katrina Staples also won in girls doubles (6-0, 6-0).
The co-ed team of Jaime Pinedo and Delany Rodriguez rounded out the shutout for Marysville (2-1, 1-0) with a 6-1, 6-0 victory.
On Monday, the Indians defeated Lincoln 6-3 in nonleague action on the road.
Fisher (6-0, 6-0) and Myers Lor (6-1, 6-1) won in singles to help lift the Indians to a win.
Li and Cheng (6-3, 6-4), Murillo and Aguila (7-5, 7-5), May Lor and Staples (6-4, 6-1) and Tinedo and Rodriguez (7-6, 6-2) all won in doubles.
West Campus 7, Lindhurst 2
In Sacramento — The Blazers could only muster wins in boys doubles in a GEL loss to the defending league champions.
Soloman Her and Ronald Lee won 6-2, 4-6(10-4). The team of Chris Xiong and Baldeep Sandhar picked up the other victory (6-3, 6-2) for the Blazers.
Sutter 6, Colusa 2
In Sutter — The Huskies picked up five wins in singles to top the RedHawks in nonleague play.
Billy Thompson led the way for Sutter with a 6-4, 6-2 victory. Other singles winners for the Huskies included Driaan Van-Zyl (6-3, 6-0), Justin Elford (6-4, 6-4), Justin Whalin (6-3, 6-5) and Tyler Spindler (6-0, 6-4).
Colusa's Jack Zhao was the RedHawks' lone singles winner with a 6-3, 6-2 victory. Zhao and Jordan Wilson combined for an 8-3 victory in doubles.
Whalin and Spindler earned a doubles win for Sutter (2-0) and the final doubles match ended in a tie due to darkness.
Orland 7, Live Oak 1
In Orland — The Lions lost their second nonleague match of the season.
Aaron Pamma picked up the lone victory with a 6-2, 6-0 singles win for Live Oak (0-2). The No. 3 doubles match was shortened due to darkness.
River Valley 8, Nevada Union 1
In Grass Valley — The Falcons swept doubles and won five singles matches to improve to 5-2 overall.
Jacob Farmer (6-3, 6-1), Chris Oliver (6-4, 5-7[10-4]), Josh Fujii (6-2, 6-4), Rahman Tabusum (6-1, 6-4) and Ismael Ramirez (6-2, 6-1).
In doubles, Marco Tica and Renz Chua teamed up to win 6-4, 6-1 and Martin Flores and Cole Huth joined to cruise 6-1, 6-1. Ivan Cortez and Jas Hansi won 6-3, 6-2.
River Valley 224, Marysville 238
In Linda — Steven Spatafore was the low-man with a 38 and the Falcons topped the Indians in a nonleague match on the front nine at Peach Tree Golf & Country Club.
Kyle Gash shot a 41 and Lucas Vaughn carded a 42 for River Valley.
Garrett Brown fired a 41, Logan Brown carded a 45 and Dory Karcher recorded a 46 to lead the way for the Indians (0-2).
YC's Estrada takes third
In Ione — Yuba City sophomore Connor Estrada shot a 78 to take third place at the Wolfpack Invitational at Castle Oaks Golf Club.
Riley Horan shot an 87, Anthony Vazquez carded a 96 and Thomas Bishop had a 98 for the Honkers, who finished sixth in the nine-team tournament.
Lindhurst falls to Bradshaw Christian
In Marysville — Crystal Zuniga finished first in the 100-yard freestyle (1 minute, 16.85 seconds) and 200 individual medley (3:30.36), but the Blazers dropped both their boys and girls meets to the Pride on Monday afternoon.
Lindhurst dropped the girls meet 79-39 and the boys meet 108-11.
On the girls side, Alex Logan was second in the 50 freestyle (38.79) and third in the 100 freestyle (1:33.28), while Brisa Almanza placed second in the 100 breaststroke (2:11.00) and fourth in the 50 freestyle (43.5).
The team of Zuniga, Logan, Almanza and Xochitl Lule also joined forces to finish second in both the 200 medley relay (3:23.27) and 200 freestyle relay (2:43.57).
Joshua Phelps led the Blazer boys with a second-place finish in the 100 freestyle (1:22.7) and took fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:40.44), Charlie Kukulka took second in the 50 freestyle (36.8) and Jaime Arroyo placed fifth in the 50 freestyle (52.53).
Lindhurst 24, West Campus 0, 5 innings
In Sacramento — Breanna Swint went 4 for 5 with a grand slam, two doubles and nine RBIs to lead the Blazers past the Warriors in their GEL and season opener.
Morganne Bragg finished 2 for 2 with a double and three RBIs, Cassie Ruiz was 3 for 5 with an RBI and Dusty Steele doubled in the victory.
Swint also struck out eight over three innings to record the win, while Christina Deruyte struck out five over the final two frames to close it out.
Marysville 16, Mesa Verde 1, 5 innings
In Citrus Heights — Emily Collier went 2 for 2 with a pair of doubles, Diana Foster was 2 for 2 with a double as well and the Indians cruised past the Mavericks in their GEL opener.
Macy Bartolome struck out five over five innings to notch the win for Marysville (2-1-1, 1-0).
Nevada Union 11, Yuba City 7
In Grass Valley — Jordan Thomas went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a triple and Sydney Craft finished 3 for 4, but the Honkers fell in a nonleague game on Monday.
Kayla Bailey went 2 for 4 with a triple and Marissa Rocha finished 2 for 3 for the Honkers (4-1).