On the softball diamond Maxwell went unbeaten last week claiming three victories while Pierce ended with a split and Williams dropped two games. Colusa had a bye week and did not play.
Maxwell 9 – Esparto 3 (4/2)
Maxwell 11 – Portola 6 (4/5)
Maxwell 15 – Portola 10
Last week was a good one for the Panthers as they improved to 3-0 in the Mountain Valley League with a win over Esparto and a sweep of Portola in a doubleheader.
Six free passes and some timely hitting over the final two frames allowed Maxwell to put eight runs on the board and forge ahead of the Spartans in a contest on April 2.
Theresa Mitchum finished 2-for-2 with an RBI, Morgan Dennis tripled to drive in another and Paige Vierra plated two to lead the Panthers.
Jasmine Atencio picked up the win in the circle scattering seven hits, striking out four and allowing a single earn run.
Against the Tigers on April 5, Courtney Wycoff went on a tear ending up 5-7 with two doubles and seven RBI over the two games.
Also swinging a hot bat was Laynee Haywood who went 4-8 in the series with a double and four RBI.
While the Tigers did put big numbers on the board, the Panthers’ two pitchers, Atencio and Dennis, conceded just one earned run on the afternoon while striking out seven and three respectively.
Maxwell (9-9, 3-0) started a three game road trip on April 9 against Biggs before heading to Quincy for a twin bill with the Trojans on April 12.
Pierce 9 – Live Oak 5 (4/2)
Willows 16 – Pierce 3 (4/4)
In their first Sacramento Valley League home game of the season, the Bears had a big day at the plate as Grace Alonzo, Halle Charter and Sofia Martinez each finished 2-for-4 with two RBI while Abby Mendoza and Emily Ehrke also picked up a pair of hits to dispose of the Lions.
Sierra Murphy handled the pitching duties for Pierce, striking out four to earn the win.
However, it was a different story last Thursday as the visiting Honkers showed some firepower at the plate to overwhelm the Bears.
Abby Mendoza, Katlyn Nickell and Gicelle Condrey each went 2-for-4, but the Bears were never able to put together a sustained rally.
Pierce (8-9, 1-1) was in Colusa to face the RedHawks on Tuesday, heads to Willows today and returns home to face Colusa again on Friday.
East Nicolaus 12 – Williams 0 (4/1)
Hamilton City 16 – Williams 1 (4/2)
Williams began the week last Monday in a rescheduled game in Trowbridge against the unbeaten Spartans, where they were limited to a lone hit off the bat of sophomore Noemy Salazar.
No statistics were reported from the game at home with Hamilton City.
Next up for the Yellowjackets (1-9, 0-3) is a series with Durham, which they open today at home and finish on the road Friday.