PREP ROUNDUP: East Nicolaus baseball tops Modoc in first round
Four local squads eliminated from postseason
Drew Orr went 2 for 3 with a double, and Tommy Sleva and Justin Ozcan combined on a two-hitter to power East Nicolaus High's baseball team to a 6-3 victory over Modoc in the opening round of the Northern Section Division IV playoffs at home on Friday.
The No. 4-seeded Spartans collected seven hits, scored early and never trailed in the game.
Sleva picked up the win for East Nicolaus by striking out eight and allowing one hit over four innings of work. Ozcan came on in relief and struck out six and allowed one hit over the final three frames to close out the victory.
Mikey Zimmerman finished 2 for 3 and Aaron Cater smacked a double for the Spartans (12-9), who will play at top-seeded Etna on Tuesday. Etna advanced after pitching a perfect game in an 11-0 victory over No. 8 Biggs in its playoff opener on Friday.
Winters 7, Wheatland 3
The No. 5 Pirates were eliminated by fellow Butte View League squad Winters in the first round of the Division-II playoffs.
Jackson Hopking was 2 for 3 for the Pirates. Reed Doll tripled and knocked in a run, while Dakota Bersch doubled.
Wheatland ended its season with a 12-13 record.
Willows 7, Colusa 1
The No. 3 Honkers allowed just one hit to the No. 6 RedHawks in the first round.
Cyrus Yerxa's single was Colusa's lone hit and he scored the team's only run.
Colusa (12-15-1) committed five errors as only two of Willows' runs were earned.
Durham 15, Pierce 4
The No. 8 Bears jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, though couldn't do much else as the top-seeded Trojans won by the mercy rule in Durham.
Hayden Kalfsbeek recorded two hits for Pierce. Chris Tapia, Chaz Benton and Oscar Sanchez each had RBI singles.
TRACK & FIELD
Wheatland boys, girls take second in Butte View League
Wheatland's boys and girls varsity track and field teams both took second at the Butte View League meet in Orland on Thursday.
On the boys' side, Colton Sanders led the way for the Pirates with a first-place finish in the pole vault with a mark of 13 feet. Taylor Youstra was also crowned league champion after winning the high jump with a mark of 5 feet, 8 inches and he also placed second in the triple jump with a leap of 38-1.
Damane Tenner placed second in both the 110 hurdles (15:65 seconds) and 300 hurdles (45:47), Tyler Larcom took second in the 200 (23.38) and was third in the 100 (11:5), Spencer Koski came in second in the 3200 (11 minutes, 1.94 seconds), Marcus Limon placed second in the high jump (5-6) and Brockaull Dumas was third in the pole vault (8-6).
On the girls side, Emma Willard led the way by winning the pole vault with a mark of 8-6 and placing second in the long jump with a leap of 15-10. Kristen Keys also placed first in the discus with a throw of 96-2.
Alec Tiffany took second in the triple jump (30-4), Daniella Crossdale placed third in both the 100 (13:25) and 200 (27:94), Chelby Polines was third in the 100 hurdles (19.27) and Kaleigh Hulett took third in the shot put (28-4).
The Pirates' frosh-soph girls team won the league title behind a strong performance from Kelsey Harris, who placed first in the pole vault (6-6), 400 (1:06:65) and 800 (2:45:17).
Kirsten McLaughlin tied for first in the pole vault (6-6), won the 100 hurdles (18.46) and placed third in the 300 hurdles (1:00), Daya Wilson won the 200 (28.41) and was second in the 100 (13.51), Jasmine Grotegeer finished second in the 100 hurdles (18:81) and Jasmine Napenos took second in the 3200 (15:16).
Hannah Shaw took third in the discus (74-11.5) and shot put (27-2), Sydney Malone was third in the 200 (29:38), Sariah Garcia took third in the 1600 (6:27:71), Ashlyn Widell was third in the 3200 (15:34) and Alexis Stinson placed third in the pole vault (6-6).
Wheatland's frosh-soph boys team also placed second in league.
Tyler Hayes won the discus (119-9) and was second in the shot put (42-11), while Alex McLaughlin won the pole vault (8-0). Noah Ocker was second in the high jump (5-2), Armando Grimaldi was second in the 400 (1:00:59) and Kenneth Perinchief placed third in the 100 (12:51).