Oakmont wins arms race against Nevada Union
Oakmont High School used seven pitchers in a 12-9 victory over Nevada Union in eight innings Wednesday.
Kyle Jones went 4 for 5 with two doubles and drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth. Jared Virtue then singled in two more runs to give the Vikings a 12-9 lead.
Virtue was credited with the win, and Joel Bennett earned the save. Virtue and Tommy Wieser each had two hits, and Ryan Gearing had a double.
Oakmont took a 5-1 record into its Capital Valley Conference opener Friday against Casa Roble.
Roseville 8, Valley Christian 2 – Lions coach Brad Gunter Jr. said costly errors, a lack of a timely hit “and a great play by Nick Blaser” doomed Valley Christian on Wednesday.
The Lions (2-2) trailed by three and had the bases loaded with two outs when Jr. Casas grounded a ball on the third-base side of the mound. Gunter said Blaser, playing shortstop, “came out of nowhere,” barehanded the ball and threw out Casas on a bang-bang play.
Roseville scored four runs on two errors to pull away. Blaser had two doubles, Dalton Blaser had two singles, and Anthony Robert went 3 for 4 for the Tigers.
Bryan Roush had a double and single for Valley Christian, which opened Sacramento Metro Athletic League play Friday against Lutheran in Elk Grove. The Lions play host to Victory Christian at 12:30 p.m. today.
Rio Linda 18, Valley Christian 9 – The Lions left 11 runners stranded in their loss to the Knights on Tuesday. Jimmy Shaw went 3 for 4 for Valley Christian, and Micky DeFiebre and Jr. Casas homered.
Track and field
Woodcreek sweeps Roseville – The visiting Timberwolves beat the Tigers 71-64 in the varsity boys dual meet and 97-36 in varsity girls.
Casey Lambert was a triple winner for Roseville – in the 100 and 200 and as part of the 4x100 relay with teammates Mauro Proo, Gibran Zaman and Grady Allin.
Foster Tracey won the discus throw, Alex Schwartz the shot put and Latrelle Swayne the long jump for the Tigers.
Stephanie Blumm won three events for the Roseville girls, sweeping the 100 and 300 hurdles and running with Kellyn Morning, Marrisa Dumford and Kirsten Merlino in the 4x100 relay.
Adrianna Reagan of Roseville set a school record in winning the high jump.
Woodcreek also won the JV boys dual 99-37 and JV girls 87-43.
Roseville’s Landon Peik won the shot put and ran a leg on the winning 4x100 relay with Royce Kilby, Logan Stahl and Ben Beckwith.
Ashley Jenkins doubled for Roseville, winning the discus and leading a 1-2-3 sweep in the 100 with Kelsie Rogers and Katy Chanco following. Roseville’s Kelsie Rogers, Rexell Marzan, Megan Blumm and Megan McMcColley won the 4x400 relay.
Roseville 5, Woodcreek 4 – Mark Little at No. 3 singles and Monroe Chabrier at No. 6 each bounced back after dropping the first set to record three-set victories and help the Tigers edge the Timberwolves at Johnson Ranch on Thursday. Roseville swept three doubles matches in straight sets but lost the first set in five of six singles matches.
Roseville coach Donny Nush noted the “fantastic job” counterpart Steve Klein is doing at Woodcreek. The Timberwolves’ roster has grown to 18 in just two years, “which is indicative of how the team is growing underneath him as a coach,” Nush said of Klein.
Oakmont 8, Rio Linda 1 – Down two players, the Vikings still blew away the Knights in a CVC match. Zach Paiva, Taylor Phan, Adit Kothari, Brandin Breider and Phil Walquist won singles matches. The teams of Chris Dale and Sri Mandava, Miguel Yanez and Kevin Salatti, and Austin Somers and Vaerun Ved swept doubles.
Oakmont lost to Bella Vista 6-3 a day earlier. Paiva won his singles match, and the doubles teams of Yanez and Salatti, and Somers and Ved also won.
Last week, Marc Fischer and Taylor Phan scored singles victories, and the doubles team of Ian Utz and Adrian Karp won in three sets in a 6-3 loss at Del Campo.
Granite Bay sweeps two – The Grizzlies bombed Nevada Union 14-0 in their Sierra Foothill League opener and followed with a 1-0 victory Wednesday night at Woodcreek. Kayla Karlsson scored the only goal.
Against Nevada Union, freshman Makenzie Brito scored four goals, Christy Cooper and Paris Loomis each scored two, and Anna Goddi, Jodie Higgins, Avery Hutchinson, Brigid Lummis, Alex Pink and Jackie Reynolds scored one apiece.
Roseville splits in SFL – Josh Frost had 22 kills as the Tigers defeated the Timberwolves 25-23, 20-25, 18-25, 25-15, 16-14 on Tuesday. Jared Maughan had 45 assists and Jacob Priley 17 digs for Roseville.
Roseville (5-5 overall, 1-1 SFL) then lost Thursday night at Rocklin 25-8, 25-19, 22-25, 25-18. Frost again led the Tigers with 12 kills and 11 digs. Maughan had 20 assists, and Yuri Timonicheu had five blocks.
Valley Christian unbeaten in SMAL – The Lady Lions rolled to an 18-0 victory over Sacramento Adventist, pounding 18 hits and committing no errors to support pitchers Midori Bounds and PresLeigh Sinerius. Bounds walked none and struck out six in three innings, and Sinerius had a strikeout in one inning in her pitching debut. Bounds, Carly Gish, Sam Shoemake and sophomores Emily Flood and Sarah Finnell all went 3 for 4. Gish drove in three runs, Shoemake had a double and four RBIs, Flood had two doubles, Finnell doubled, and Bounds had two doubles and two RBIs.
Valley Christian defeated Buckingham Charter 12-2 earlier in the week. Bounds struck out nine and received huge defensive support from Flood, who made two big catches in center field with the bases loaded. The Lady Lions batted around in two innings. Gish had a double, single and three RBIs, and Shoemake went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.
Woodcreek 10, Oakland-Skyline 1 – Host Woodcreek (3-4) played in a downpour for the third game in a row and scored a season-high 10 goals. Zack Wilson, Woodcreek’s leading scorer, had four goals, and Tanner Marshall and Brandon Carter scored two each. Brandon Knapp had two assists. Woodcreek’s defense allowed Skyline just nine shots.
Woodcreek’s varsity plays host to Elk Grove (1-6) today, and the JV team (3-4) plays Pleasant Grove Red (7-1).