Tied at three in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Marysville High varsity baseball team plated the go-ahead run on a suicide squeeze bunt by Will Townsend, which set the table for an eventual 5-3 win over rival Gridley Monday afternoon in Marysville.
The winning pitcher was C.D. Portillo, who came in to tally 2-1/3 innings of no-hit ball.
Offensively, Cole Tyler, Dominic Crabtree, Morgun Goss and Alex Torrez each went 1-for-3, with Tyler adding an RBI. Goss, Torrez and Crabtree each scored a run for Marysville (12-6).
Sophomore Cameron Erickson fired three innings of no-hit baseball to keep Gridley (9-13-1) within reach.
The Bulldogs travel to Orland Tuesday, while Marysville makes the trek to Antelope to take on Center.
Track and Field
John Kroeger won the varsity boys long jump with a mark of 21 feet, 9.25 inches at the pretigious 39th Sacramento Meet of Champions at American River College Saturday.
Kroeger also placed third in the open 200 meters in 22.73.
Saahil Sandhar broke his own school record in the boys 110 hurdles with a time of 15.21. Sandhar placed fourth in the race.
Sarah Conine ran a 2:26.5 to finish 20th in the open 800 meters.
River Valley returns to competition Friday where it’ll travel to Grass Valley for the annual Nevada Union Invitational.