Kunkle's two-bagger lifts Honkers over Metro rival
Shane Kunkle roped a two-run double in the eighth inning to put the Yuba City High baseball team on top for good, 7-4, in a Metro Conference matchup at Nevada Union Wednesday afternoon.
Scott Harlan started for the Honkers and struck out five in six innings. He gave way to Chris Pope in the seventh.
Pope dominated, allowing only one hit to pick up the win in two innings of work.
“He really shut them down,” Yuba City coach Jim Stassi said of Pope. “He came on and really killed them with his fastball.”
Kunkle finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Brock Stassi was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Max Stassi was 3-for-4 with two RBIs.
Colusa 11, Sutter 6
Jon Tanner blasted a two-run home-run in the fifth to propel Colusa past Sutter in a nonleague meeting in Sutter.
Tanner finished the day 2-for-3 with 4 RBIs. Jon Tyler went 2-for-4 with two RBI and Garrett Ash went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Colusa.
Nick Howard had the hot bat for Sutter, going 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.
Hamilton 8, Biggs 7
Phil Watson struck out five in two innings and went 4-for-4 at the plate, but Biggs (5-5, 1-2) gave up six runs in the last two innings to fall to Hamilton in Mid-Valley League action.
Watson, who had two RBIs, crushed a two-run home-run in the eighth. Ryan Carlson was 3-for-4 and David Williams went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
McClatchy 3, Yuba City 0
Jamie Smith gave up three hits and struck out three in seven innings, but the Yuba City (5-5, 3-3) bats were quiet in a Metro Conference loss.
Gloria Beltran had the only hit on the day for Yuba City.
Biggs 4, Hamilton 0
Heather Jackson struck out 12 and walked only two to lead Biggs (7-2, 3-1) to a Mid-Valley League shutout at Hamilton.
Jackson also swung a hot bat, connecting for a two-run triple in the fifth. She finished the day 2-for-3.
Ana-Alicia Marquez chipped in with a 2-for-4 day at the plate with an RBI.
Wheatland 10, Winters 0
Dana Owens smacked two doubles and drove in four runs to lead Wheatland (9-4, 3-1) to a convincing win over Winters in Butte View League action.
Maryann Lesko added a double and two RBIs and Amanda Bravo was 1-for-3 with two runs driven in.
East Nicolaus 21, Rio Vista 0
Kayla Ledford struck out three and surrendered only one hit to lead East Nicolaus (8-0, 4-0) to a Sacramento Valley League rout.
Ledford also went 4-for-4 at the plate with a triple, double and three RBIs. Michelle Wasina was 4-for-4, and Hannah Twitchell was 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs.
TRACK AND FIELD
Castleman has big day for YC
Amanda Castleman won three events and had a record-setting performance in the pole vault to lead the Yuba City varsity girls to a Metro Conference win that clinches at least a share of the championship.
Yuba City scored a 66 to win the three-way meet with Kennedy and Nevada Union. Kennedy finished second (56) and host Nevada Union was third (24).
Castleman took second in the pole vault, clearing a mark of 9 feet to break her own school record of 7-6. She tied the first-place finisher in the event, but took second because she had one more fault.
She finished first in the 100 hurdles in a time of 16.84 seconds and the 300 hurdles (52.17). She teamed with Amarpreet Everest, Sandeep Bajwa and Amanda Sammut to win the 4-by-100 (52.28).
Breanna Wallace was a double winner in the shot put (35-10) and discus (110-5).
Lauren Lewis won the 1,600 (5:33) and 3,200 (12:37) and placed third in the 800 (2:36).
Sammut won the 400 (63.67) and took second in the long jump (15-4).
Erica Bergkamp took first in the 800 (2:32) and third in the 1,600 (5:52). Bajwa finished second in the 100 (13.0) and 200 (26.2). Everest took second in the 300 hurdles (52.49).
Emily Chandler placed second in the 3,200 (15:51), and Cassandra Bergkamp took third (16:52).
Yuba City swept the discus event to win the varsity boys division with 100 points. Kennedy scored 40 and Nevada Union had 29.
Joe Smiley won the discus (133-10), took second in the shot put (44-3), second in the long jump (17-6) and third in the long jump (37-2.25).
Kevin Sanke won the shot put (46-2), and Bobby Just took third in the discus (128-5).
Brad Doering won the 1,600 (4:46) and 800 (2:11).
Gurvinder Bajwa won the long jump (19-11) and the 100 (11.06).
Jairo Favela won the 200 (22.7) and 400 (53.2), and David Black won the high jump (5-10) and placed third in the 100 hurdles (18.19).
Preston Johnson won the 300 hurdles (44.24) and took second in the triple jump (37-11.5), and Nick Emerson placed fourth in the triple jump (35-7.5).
Ronald Hans took second in the pole vault (11-6), and Kornel Molnar took second in the 100 hurdles (17.27).
Kevin Green placed second in the high jump (5-4) and third in the long jump (17-1).
Jartinder Randawa won the shot put (22-8) and the Honkers' junior varsity girls took second in the meet with a score of 46. Kennedy won with 53, River Valley was third (32) and Nevada Union scored four points.
Bob Ithurburn won the shot put (43-5) and discus (115-1) for the Yuba City junior varsity boys, who placed fourth. Nevada Union won with 95, River Valley took second (66), and Kennedy placed third (35).
Haight leads River Valley
Jacob Haight shot a 3-over-par 39 to lead River Valley against Kennedy and McClatchy. McClatchy scored 215, River Valley finished with 224 and Kennedy finished at 234.
Logan Jacks shot a 41 and Tracy Tanner shot a 45 for River Valley.
Yuba City 8, Nevada Union 1
Yuba City (12-0, 9-0) used a five-run sixth to take a Metro Conference game in Grass Valley.
Justin Lamb went 4-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs, and Jared Thornton was 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Jack Kirby gave up three hits and struck out two for the win.
Wheatland 15, Winters 4
Chylsi Coker struck out eight in six innings and drove in three runs to lead Wheatland (5-3, 2-2) to a Butte View League win. Shannon DeMello was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, and Bridget McLarinon was 2-for-3 with four runs.
Sutter 6, Orland 4
Orland 14, Sutter 4
Sean Wallace pitched seven strong innings and went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Sutter (3-8, 2-6) to a win in the first game of a Butte View League doubleheader.
Wallace struck out five and surrendered three earned runs to pick up the win. Mitch Sanders chipped in with a double.
In the second game, Josh Birmingham led the way with a double and two runs. Jeremy Birmingham also hit a double and scored a run.
Nick Howard was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Austin Beymer was 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a double.
Sutter 20, Orland 2
Sutter 21, Orland O
Daniel Denton pitched a complete game and was 4-for-5 with five RBIs to lead Sutter (6-4, 4-2) in the first game.
Josh Shinkle was 4-for-5 with three RBIs in the second game