LOCAL ROUNDUP: Yuba baseball tops Shasta
49ers softball splits twinbill
So far, so good for the Yuba College baseball team.
After opening their season with a victory over Lassen College on Friday, the 49ers defeated Shasta 4-2 on Saturday afternoon at Appeal-Democrat Park.
Dustyn Macaluso doubled in two runs in the bottom of the second to put the Niners on the board.
Macaluso scored in the fifth inning on an RBI groundout by Colin Gault (River Valley) to extend Yuba's lead to 3-0.
Yuba City High product Ryan Pope drove in fellow Honker Christian Divelbiss in the bottom of the sixth with a single for Yuba's fourth and final run.
Shasta scored runs in the top of the sixth and eighth innings.
Macaluso finished 2 for 2 with two doubles, while Divelbiss and Ethan McGill were both 2 for 4 with doubles. Dallas Cummings finished 2 for 3 for the 49ers.
Pope picked up the win on the hill for Yuba (2-0), going seven innings with four strikeouts and just one earned run allowed.
Michael Beck earned his second save in two days, working 11⁄3 innings of relief.
The 49ers continue nonconference play on Tuesday at A-D Park against Sierra College.
Yuba 6, Merced 5, 11 inn.
Merced 3, Yuba 0
In Merced — A day after opening its season with a win over Lassen, the Yuba College softball team traveled south and split a doubleheader with Merced College.
In game one, the 49ers came away with a 6-5 victory in 11 innings.
Jacky Tanner provided the big blow in the top of the 11th with a two-RBI triple. Tanner finished 2 for 6.
Shae Cooney went 3 for 5 with two runs scored and Maggie Ulman was 2 for 4 with a run.
Sophomore pitcher Rachel Quinn, an all-conference selection in 2012, pitched all 11 innings and tallied 15 strikeouts, allowing four walks and just six hits.
Game two went to Merced as the Blue Devils scored all three of their runs in the first inning and won 3-0.
Yuba (2-1) left runners in scoring position in each of the first four innings of play. Dylanne Brown was Yuba's top hitter with a 2-for-3 showing and a double.
The 49ers will host Santa Rosa Junior College on Tuesday