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Roseville closes in on first boys tennis playoff berth in more than 20 years

Woodcreek takes baseball series from Granite Bay
By: Staff reports
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Dallas Guerrero won at No. 2 singles 6-0, 6-2, and No. 3 Sean Flynn swept his match 6-0, 6-1 to help Roseville High School defeat Woodcreek 7-2 on Wednesday in a Sierra Foothill League tennis match.

Roseville lost to unbeaten SFL champ Granite Bay 9-0 on Thursday at Johnson Ranch and will play at Nevada Union on April 25.

“If we beat Nevada Union, we will advance to the playoffs, which is huge for our program because we haven’t been in postseason play in over 20 years,” Tigers coach Donny Nush said.

Mark Little won in three sets at No. 4 singles, and No. 6 Kevin Tran followed his debut singles victory with another straight-set win. Roseville edged Woodcreek 5-4 in their first match.

Roseville swept doubles. The teams of Monroe Chabrier and Zach House, John Thompson and Chase Abel, and Adam Stafford and Ryan McFadyen won in straight sets.

Roseville lost to Del Oro 7-2 earlier in the week. Tran won his singles debut 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. Stafford and McFadyen beat their Del Oro opponents at No. 3 doubles for the second time in a row, 6-2, 6-4.

Jake Keester’s 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles fueled Granite Bay over Roseville.

Baseball
Woodcreek takes series
– Pounded by Woodcreek on Monday, Granite Bay returned the favor Wednesday 14-4 in another crazy SFL game.

Granite Bay struck first with four runs in the top of the second inning and piled up eight runs in the final three innings to put away the host Timberwolves.

Two days after allowing Woodcreek 22 hits in an 18-8 win, Granite Bay pounded four Timberwolves pitchers for 17 hits. Ryan Rosa went 3 for 5 with a home run and scored three runs. Nate Esposito went 3 for 5 with two doubles and three RBI. Vinny Esposito had two hits and three RBI and scored two runs, and Nick LeBeau and Aaron Knapp each had two hits. LeBeau and Nick Bermudez scored two runs apiece.

Stephen Nogosek went 3 for 4 with a double for the Timberwolves. Austin Hagarty, Tyler Milani and Brandon Raposa all doubled for Woodcreek.

Woodcreek bounced back Thursday and took the three-game series with a 7-2 victory at Granite Bay. Milani overcame Jimmy Jack’s two-run homer in the bottom of the first and pitched a five-hitter. Milani walked one and struck out six.

Raposa homered for the Timberwolves.

Roseville 4, Rocklin 1 – Matt Maher and Chris Williams combined to pitch a four-hitter, and Beau Smith homered as the Tigers beat the Thunder for the second time in a row in the three-game series. Nick Blaser and Anthony Roberts each tripled for Roseville.

Casa Roble 10, Oakmont 9 – Jared Virtue hit a two-out, two-run homer in the top of the first and Jimmy Lunardelli hit a two-run bomb in the fifth to put the Vikings ahead 5-4, but the Rams scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth and two in the sixth to win. Kyle Jones and Tommy Wieser had two hits apiece, and Chris Novielli had a double.

Valley Christian 12, Sac Country Day 3 – Ten players had a hit apiece and nine scored at least one run for the Lions (6-4, 3-0 Sacramento Metro Athletic League) in their victory over the Cavaliers. Bryan Roush struck out eight in four innings, and Jimmy Shaw, Anthony Demasi and Jeremiah Moore combined for three hitless innings of relief.

Track and field
Zingheim wins at Arcadia
– Katie Zingheim of Granite Bay pole vaulted 12 feet, 6¾ inches to win the event at the Arcadia Invitational. Also for Granite Bay, James Kinloch finished third in the invitational discus with a throw of 182-6.

Kevin Nielsen of Granite Bay – and a member of the local Revolution Express Track Club – set personal records in all but one decathlon event en route to placing second overall. On the first day, he was second in the long jump (22-9¼), high jump (6-6½) and 400 meters (50.31 seconds) and fourth in the 100 (11.37 seconds) and shot put (39-1¼).

On day two, Nielsen placed second in the 1,500 (4:31.7), third in the discus (127-5) and fourth in the 110 high hurdles (15.4), pole vault (11-11¾) and javelin (138-1) on his way to a personal-record 6,928 total points.

John Park of Granite Bay, also a member of RETC, placed second in the triple jump at 45-3½.

Softball
Valley Christian 27, Sac Country Day 5
– Carly Gish pitched four innings in her debut, and Midori Bounds struck out the side in the fifth. Bounds also went 5 for 5 with three homers and six RBI for the Lady Lions. Heather Frank homered and went 3 for 5 with five RBI. Sam Shoemake had two doubles and four RBI, and Irene Niulala and Sarah Finnell each had two hits.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES

Baseball
Gina Montes SureWest-Woodcreek Varsity Invitational
Today’s games:
At Roseville, Pioneer vs. Ponderosa, 11 a.m.; El Camino vs. Roseville, 2 p.m. At Rosemont, Oakmont vs. Rosemont, 11 a.m.; Vista del Lago vs. Woodcreek, 2 p.m. At Oak Ridge, Bella Vista vs. Woodland, 11 a.m.; Oak Ridge vs. Union Mine, 2 p.m. At Yuba City, Inderkum vs. Valley Christian, 4 p.m.; Casa Roble vs. Yuba City, 7.
Monday’s games: At Roseville, El Camino vs. Pioneer, 11 a.m.; Roseville vs. Ponderosa, 2 p.m. At Oakmont, Valley Christian vs. Rosemont, 11 a.m.; Oakmont vs. Inderkum, 2 p.m. At Bella Vista, Woodcreek vs. Bella Vista, 11 a.m.; Vista del Lago vs. Woodland, 2 p.m. At Oak Ridge, Casa Roble vs. Oak Ridge, 11 a.m.; Union Mine vs. Yuba City, 2 p.m.
Tuesday: Elimination games at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Woodcreek, Bella Vista, Rosemont and Oak Ridge.
Wednesday: Championship game at 2 p.m. at Rosemont. Other games at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Oakmont, Bella Vista and Rosemont.

Softball
The Stephanie LeDoux Easter Softball Tournament continues at 9 a.m. today at Maidu Park and concludes with the championship game at 7 p.m. The semifinals are scheduled for 1 p.m. Roseville-area teams in the 16-team event include Roseville, Oakmont, Granite Bay, Woodcreek and Antelope.