Valley Christian tops Grant in baseball
Jr. Casas hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning and a grand slam in the fourth to lead Valley Christian Academy over Grant 9-2 in a nonleague baseball game Tuesday.
Anthony DeMasi also homered and drove in two runs for the Lions (2-1). Starting pitcher Jeremiah Moore struck out eight in 3 1/3 innings, and Bryan Roush and Aaron Perchaz combined for six strikeouts in 3 2/3 hitless innings. It was the first appearance on the mound this season for each.
Valley Christian also won the JV game 5-4.
Valley Christian lost to Oakmont 7-1 in its previous game, an opener in the SureWest/Woodcreek Tournament.
Oakmont capitalized on three errors and scored six unearned runs. The Lions had two runners on and none out in the sixth, but the Vikings thwarted the rally with a double play and strikeout.
Perchaz and Micky DeFiebre had two hits each for Valley Christian.
Roseville 5, Nevada Union 4 – Down quadruple match point, Adam Stafford and Jack Chien came back to win at No. 3 doubles 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-5, giving the Tigers (4-4 overall, 1-1 SFL) a victory over the Miners at Johnson Ranch.
Dallas Guerrero was down a break early in the third set and came back to win 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 at No. 2 singles, and Mark Little won 7-5, 6-4 at No. 4 singles. Roseville swept the doubles matches, as No. 1 Monroe Chabrier and Kevin Tran won 5-7, 6-0, 6-3 and No. 2 Chase Abel and John Thompson won 6-2, 6-4.
“Even though it is early in the season, this victory was huge for our confidence, and it gets us one step closer to reaching playoffs,” Tigers coach Donny Nush said.
Christian Brothers 8, Oakmont 1 – The Vikings fell to 1-2 with the loss to the Falcons.
St. Francis 9, Granite Bay 8 – Katrina Reeves made 17 saves in goal for the Grizzlies in their loss to St. Francis.
Oakmont 9, Roseville 3 – Tino Loconte had a two-run double in the top of the first and a bases-loaded triple in the fourth to lift the Vikings (2-0) over the host Tigers.
Robert Walton went 3 for 4 with a double and scored two runs for Oakmont. A.J. Hall had a double, single, two walks and scored three runs, and Scotty Walton tripled and singled.