Yuba splits BVC tilt on road
Yuba College's softball team experienced both a high and a low in a Bay Valley Conference double header Tuesday afternoon in Solano.
The 49ers rapped 14 hits in the first game to win, 9-4. In the second game, Yuba (11-16-1, 8-2) committed seven errors in a 12-4 loss.
Lindsey Akin went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in the first game. Brittney Ward and Kami Kapaku both added two hits, with Ward doubling. Dana Owens tripled and drove in two runs. Alicia Avilla earned the win, after coming on in the second inning to replace Stephanie Chapman, who was injured while batting in the first inning.
In the second game, Owens went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Chapman tripled and drove in two runs. Avilla suffered the loss.
Los Medanos 10, Yuba 9
Nic Gauldin hit a grand slam in the eight-run third inning for Yuba, but it wasn't enough as the 49ers (14-11) blew an 8-3 lead and lost on the road.
“After that grand slam made the third an inning from hell for them, we couldn't do much,” said head coach Tim Gloyd. “They made adjustments and got hits when they needed them to pull it out.”
Aaron Lowe went 2-for-3 with three walks, and Steven Davis went 3-for-5 with an RBI.
The 49ers fell to 6-6 in the Bay Valley Conference.
River Valley 13, Natomas 2
Cameron Pankey allowed just four hits and no earned runs over six innings, guiding the Falcons to a Tri-County Conference-opening victory on the road.
Andres Urquidez went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs, and Cody Miller hit a two-RBI single for River Valley (5-3, 1-0). David Martinez went 2-for-4 and scored four runs.
Yuba City 11, Pioneer 1
T.J. Smith hit a grand slam and Justin Lamb homered to help Yuba City (7-0) easily win at home.
The 11 runs were more than enough support for Brock Stassi, who struck out seven.
Marysville 19, Encina 0
Calen Davis and Scotty Diablo combined to pitch a no-hitter and help the Indians (8-10) move to 2-2 in the Golden Empire League.
Will Shearer drove in four runs for Marysville.
Delta 9, Live Oak 5
Live Oak (2-5) lost a tough one on the road, despite two RBIs from Jeremy Howell.
Maxwell 6, Lindhurst 1
Brandon Ottenwalter pitched a two-hitter, striking out 12 to lead the Panthers (12-0) to a nonleague win.
Kyle Cook drove in two runs.
Biggs 18, Williams 0
Billy Jackson went 2-for-3 with five RBIs and Emilio Marquez went 3-for-4 with 4 RBIs to lead Biggs (3-6) to an easy home victory.
Biggs 10, Williams 0
Heather Jackson allowed only one hit, while striking out 15, leading Biggs (3-10) to a win in their Mid-Valley League opener.
Sutter 5, Wheatland 1
The Huskies (15-3-1) moved to 2-0 in the Butte View League behind another dominating performance from Jessica Moore, who allowed only one unearned run, on one hit while striking out 16.
Courtney Judkins got the only hit for the Pirates, while Jolene Graham homered for Sutter.
Yuba City 10, River Valley 6
Katie Lau went 4-for-5 with a triple and three RBIs to lead the Honkers (2-7, 2-3) to a Tri-County Conference win over the host Falcons.
Jamie Wenham went 3-for-4 with an RBI for Yuba City. Sara Dalton went 3-for-4 with a home run for River Valley.
Colusa 5, Pierce 4
Emile Correa tripled and singled, driving in two runs, as the Redskins topped the host Bears in a Sacramento Valley League North contest.
Kiley Herrick also had two hits for Colusa (10-8, 2-10). Alma Perez tripled and singled for Pierce and Patty Paiz had two hits.
Lindhurst 6, Live Oak 1
Jordan Stanaland pitched a full game, allowing one hit while striking out 10, for the Blazers' first home win of the season.
Stephanie Papadapolus rapped three hits, and Mariah McCarthy had two hits and drove in three runs for Lindhurst. Alisha Benge tripled and Katie Jorgenson doubled.
Yuba City 205, Inderkum 258
The Honkers (8-0, 5-0) remained unbeaten in the Tri-County Conference with a dominating performance at the Southridge Golf Course.
Kyle Moss was the medalist with a 38, followed by Justin Estrada (39), John Holloway (40), Joe Bauer (43) and Sam Poundstone (45).
Faith Chr. 204, Valley Chr. 298
Derick Strain carded a 1-over-par 37 on the back nine at Arcade Creek Golf Course in Sacramento to lead the Lions to victory in a Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League contest.
Nick Maddalena and Josh Strong both shot 38 for Faith Christian (7-0, 4-0). Clay Norris (42) and Carson Mitchell (49) also scored for the Lions.
Sutter 9, Las Plumas 0
Sean Murillo got the Huskies (4-3) off to a good start with a 6-2, 6-3 victory.
Other singles winners were Jason Ward (6-4, 6-1), Michael Sweeney (6-0, 6-0), Brian Koffman (6-0, 6-2), Cayden Harrington (6-0, 6-0) and Matt Sloan (6-0, 6-0).
In doubles play, Murillo and Ward teamed to win 8-4, Sweeney teamed with Coffman to win 8-1 and Sloan teamed with Harrington to win 8-2.
The Huskies moved to 2-1 in the Butte View League.
Yuba City 7, Inderkum 2
The Honkers moved to 11-0 on the year and 10-0 in the Tri-County Conference.
Joseph Capaul won 6-2, 6-4 followed by Daniele Henke (6-1, 7-6), Shawn Aldrich (6-1, 6-0), Daniel Goyhenetche (6-2, 6-3), Gino Chesini (6-2, 5-7, 6-2) and Josh Aldrich (6-3, 5-7, 6-4).
In doubles play, Apar Ghuman and Eric Matson teamed to win 4-6, 7-5, 7-5.
Yuba City 2, Inderkum 0
Jaden Whitley and Vanessa Lareino each scored a goal and added an assist as the Honkers moved to 3-6 on the year.
Marysville 9, Encina 0
Jennifer Valencia scored three goals and assisted on another, as the Indians pounded host Encina in a Golden Empire League contest.
Heather Melonsen had two goals and one assist for Marysville (3-5-1, 3-1), Wendy Arechiga had one goal and two assists, Alexandria Doyle had one goal and one assist, Kirsti Hodges and Joua Thao both scored one goal, and Mandy Barker, Marlaina Tift, Towsha Large and Melissa Flores each added one assist.
Goalies Valencia and Alex Soltero combined for the shutout. Arechiga played well at midfield.
Faith Chr. 2, Big Valley 1
Kate Hall scored her 13th goal of the season, the 11th straight game she has found the back of the net, lifting the Lions (6-4-2, 2-0-1) to a Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League win.
Cami Bicknell added a goal in the second half. Stephanie Sluder and Jessica Shirley each played well and Kayla Trimble had six saves at goalkeeper.
Yuba boys win at Pioneer
The Honker boys moved to 6-2 overall and 5-1 in the Tri-County conference with a tough 84-78 win.
Derek Brink won the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1 minute, 7.33 seconds. Yuba City won the 200 yard medley relay (1:55.75) with a team of Kevin Lafleur, Brink, Harrison Sykes and Sam Sykes. It also won the 200 freestyle relay (1:43.99) with a team of Darren Call, Brink, Sam Sykes and Rajan Rai.
The Yuba City girls (4-4) lost 100-58. Shelby Gillory won the 50 freestyle (26.47) and the 100 breaststroke (1:16.53).
The River Valley boys (4-4) lost 93-62. Andrew Sawyer took second in the 200 (2:28.31) and Nathan Sawyer took second in the 100 fly (1:01.57).
The Falcon girls (0-8) fell 118-35. Kate Spatafore won the 100 freestyle (1:03.99).
Yuba City frosh 8, Marysville 6
Jake Stassi's walkoff two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning led the Honkers' freshman team to a win over the visiting Indians.
Quentin Rocha and Walker Shaw had two hits and knocked in a run each for Yuba City (8-1). Matt McDonald pitched the seventh, picking up the win. Bryce Thornton pitched five innings, allowing three hits and striking out six.
Sutter 13, Wheatland 1
Daniel Atkins went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and Leszek Ratajczak went 3-for-3 and scored three times to lead the Huskies (10-2-1) to a big win over host Wheatland, and move them to 3-0 in the Butte View League.
Yuba City 17, River Valley 1
Taylor Thompson tossed a no-hitter, striking out seven, and also hit a home run, a triple and drove in six runs to lead the Honkers (8-1) in a Tri-County Conference rout.
Jaqueline VanRuiten hit a home run, drove in four and scored four runs for Yuba City (6-3, 4-1).
Sutter 16, Wheatland 14
Bridget McClernon and Amanda Hulsey hit home runs for the Pirates (6-5) but they fell to 2-1 in the Butte View League.