49ers split BVC softball debut
It was a down and up day for Amy Daniels and the Yuba College softball team.
The 49ers (3-12-1, 1-1) opened Bay Valley Conference play Thursday with a split at home against Napa Valley and came away feeling like it should have been a better day. Yuba lost the first game, 4-1, and won the second, 11-5.
“I really felt we were the better team, but we let it get away. Mentally, pitching wasn't there (in the first game), and she knew it,” Yuba coach Stephanie Reynolds said about Daniels.
“But she wanted to get back in there in the second game, and she did a good job.”
Yuba, which outhit Napa 6-5 in the opener, took a 1-0 lead after the first inning. But Napa struck for three runs in the second. Daniels was replaced by Stephanie Chapman with one out in the inning.
The second game was a slugfest with Yuba collecting 14 hits to Napa's 11.
The 49ers broke open a 2-2 game with five runs in the second, got one more in the fourth, and then put up a three-spot in the fifth to secure the win.
Kiersten McCoy was 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in the second game. Dana Owens, who had two hits in the opener, had three doubles in the second and drove in a run.
Chapman added an RBI double, and the 49ers also got an RBI from Kami Kapaku. Lindsey Akin was 2-for-4 with a double.
Daniels went the distance.
Shasta 7, Yuba 2
Eduardo Rocha won the No. 6 singles match, 6-3, 6-3, and Jason Davey and Taylor Norene were leading their doubles match, 6-2, 4-3 when the Shasta team retired, but it was all the 49ers (0-4, 0-3) could muster in a Bay Valley Conference match.
Maxwell 13, Chester 1
Maxwell 15, Biggs 2
The Panthers put a hurting on their opponents at the Las Plumas Tournament, pounding out 28 runs on 19 hits to win their two openers - both limited to five innings by the 10-run mercy rule.
Mitchell Barsotti earned the win in the first game, allowing just two hits. Hunter Stillwell had a double among his three hits and drove in a pair of runs. Gustavo Rangel knocked in three.
Rangel was the winner in the second game, striking out 11 and walking none.
Brandon Ottenwalter drove in five runs with two doubles, and Barsotti knocked in four more runs, going 2-for-4 with a double. Kane Lausten also had two hits and two RBIs.
Brandon Scipert, Brent Walton and Honan each had two hits for the Wolverines.
Biggs 22, Greenville 2
The Wolverines (1-2) put the final touches on a big offensive day with 11 runs in the fifth inning.
Brent Walton, Zack Ralston and Martin Ibarra each drove in two runs in support of Jake Wheeler, who worked four innings to pick up the win.
Walton had four hits and four stolen bases. Ralston had three hits and Ibarra added a pair of singles.
Rio Linda 10, Marysville 8
Harryson Heilman belted a pair of home runs and drove in four, but the Indians (5-3-1) came out on the short end of a slugfest at Rio Linda.
Calen Davis took the loss in four innings of work. Michael Harvey had a double.
East Nicolaus 11, Wheatland 7
Kyle Bloom thought he had a grand slam, but his blast was ruled a ground-rule double instead, driving in two runs in the Spartans' nonleague win at home.
Joe Kukuruda picked up the win in relief, while sophomore Andrew Rubalcava struck out all four batters he faced to record the save. He has struck out 18 in 61/3 innings.
Tim Kukuruda hit a home run for East Nicolaus (5-1), a solo shot. Carlos Paredes drove home three runs, Marty Osier had two hits and two RBIs, and Fielding Uhland knocked in two with a pair of doubles.
Wheatland (0-4) got two hits from John Crawley and Charles Gaunt.
Sutter 9, Colusa 7
Mitch Sanders allowed four runs on four hits over six innings and the Huskies (2-2) withstood a three-run rally in the seventh for a nonleague win at home.
Josh Birmingham had two hits and three RBIs and Zach Prosser tripled for Sutter (2-2).
John Tanner hit a solo home run for the Redskins.
Marysville 3, Wheatland 0
Kaitlyn Irwin tossed a one-hit shutout and Jessie Brown broke open a scoreless tie with an RBI-double in the fourth inning as the Indians won the nonleague match at Abby Field.
Jordan Boom opened the fourth with a single and scored on Brown's two-bagger. Marysville (5-4) added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings as well.
Irwin struck out six and did not walk a batter.
Chelsea Coker took the tough loss, scattering five hits for the Pirates (3-4).
River Valley 2, Woodland 1
The Falcons (2-1), who won their first varsity game on Tuesday, now have their first winning streak, scoring twice in the second half to record the Tri-County Conference win at home.
Chelsea Givens knotted the score at 1-1 with a strong shot to the far side of the net, and Kristin Henderson used a little finesse by popping the ball over the goalie's head, then outracing her to the free ball and tapping it in the goal.
Sarah Ogren picked up the win in net.
Natomas 1, Yuba City 0
Natomas scored 20 minutes into the first half and made the goal stand up in a Tri-County Conference home win.
Jocelyn Colvin played a solid game at sweeper for the Honkers (1-2).
Paradise 7, Marysville 1
Freshman Wendy Arechiga scored on a free kick from midfield, the only goal for the Indians (0-2-1) in a nonleague match.
The Marysville junior varsity lost, 1-0.
Yuba City 214, Pleasant Valley 231
Justin Estrada had a birdie, two bogeys and six pars to post a low round of 1-over-par 37 and lead the Honkers to a nonleague win at Canyon Oaks Country Club in Chico.
Other Yuba City (2-0) scores were Kyle Moss (40), John Holloway (44), Sam Poundstone (46) and Joe Bauer (47).
Sutter takes first
Kevin Pauls shot the second lowest round of the day with a 3-over-par 39, leading the Huskies to a win over Willows and Orland in a nonleague match at Southridge Golf Course.
Sutter finished with a 209. Willows had 250 followed by Orland at 281.
Willows' Chato Esparza was the medalist with a round of 37.
Other Sutter golfers were Zach Kuykendall (40), Mark Kennedy (42), Keith Renfree (43), and Zach Colvin and Michael Lathrop, who each carded a 45.
Yuba City 9, Natomas 0
The Honkers did not give up a single game in five singles matches and one doubles match to stay undefeated on the year.
Daniel Henke, Shawn Aldrich, Dan Goyhenetche, Gino Chesini and Josh Shortride each won, 6-0, 6-0, as did the doubles team of Apar Ghuman and Erik Matson. Seppi Capaul won 6-0, 6-4, and the doubles pairing of Tom Lancaster and Trevor Kent won, 6-0, 6-1.
River Valley 93, Inderkum 65
Patrick Lammert, Nathan Sawyer and Justin Moss each won two events and Jesus Angulo had 180.3 points to win the 1-meter diving competition, leading the Falcons (3-0) to a Tri-County Conference win at home.
Lammert won the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2 minutes, 34.61 seconds and the 500 freestyle in 7:01.85. Sawyer had wins in the 200 individual medley (2:21.01) and the 100 freestyle (54.18 seconds). Moss won the 50 freestyle (28.12) and the 100 backstroke (1:13.35).
River Valley also swept the relays, winning the 200 medley with Moss, Brandon Baker, Sawyer and Andrew Delgado in 2:06.05. The 200 freestyle team of Moss, Delgado, Baker and Andrew Sawyer won in 1:51.93. The 400 freestyle team of Lammer, Andrew Sawyer, Baker and Nathan Sawyer won in 4:16.86.
Yuba City 84, Inderkum 55
Harrison Sykes, Derek Brink and Kevin Lefever were double winners and the Honkers (3-0) stayed unbeaten in Tri-County Conference competition.
Sykes won the 200 freestyle (2:11.91) and 500 freestyle (6:11.32); Brink won the 100 freestyle (53.85) and 100 breaststroke (1:08.48) and Lefever won the 100 butterfly (1:04.97) and the 100 backstroke (1:07.42). Darren Call took the 50 freestyle (27.36) and John Azeredo won the 1-meter diving event with 149.55 points.
The 400 freestyle relay team of Call, Sykes, Johnny Zamlich and Lefever (4:10.53), the 200 freestyle team of Brink, Zamlich, Simran Nijjar and Sykes (1:51.26) and the 200 medley team of Lefever, Brink, Nijjar and Call (2:05.42) also won.
Inderkum 83, Yuba City 69
The Honkers (2-1) suffered their first loss of the season despite wins from Shelby Guillory in the 200 freestyle (2:05.75) and 100 freestyle (57.20).
Claire Sweeney was first in the 50 freestyle (29.51), while the 200 medley relay team of Sweeney, Danielle Kirchmeyer, Guillory and Stephanie Suen (2:21.30) and the 400 freestyle team of Sweeney, Kirchmeyer, Guillory and Joyce Kok (4:36.04) also won.
Inderkum 91, River Valley 65
Kate Spatafore won the 50 freestyle (28.24) and the 100 freestyle (1:04.16), and Ellen Sweeney won the 500 freestyle (7:27.89) and the 100 backstroke (1:27.84), but the Falcons (0-3) just don't have enough numbers to compete.
The 400 freestyle medley team of Sweeney, Brittani Frauneni, Ashley Tudor and Spatafore also won (5:09.72).
Sutter 7, Colusa 2
Brian Southers struck out 10 and did not allow an earned run, and Josh Shinkle drove in two of the Huskies' four runs in the sixth in the win.
Shinkle finished with three RBIs, Justin Herbert was 4-for-4 and Kyle Beckley had two hits for Sutter (4-1).
Wheatland 20, Marysville 4
Kylie Holland earned the win in the circle, getting plenty of help from the offense led by Brenda Kraus with three hits and an RBI and Rachelle Keller with two hits.
JV GIRLS SOCCER
Yuba City 0, Natomas 0
The Honkers (0-2-1) played to a scoreless tie in a Tri-County Conference road game.