LOCAL ROUNDUP: Yuba track to represent at NorCals
Lindhurst softball earns playoff spot
Three members of Yuba College's track and field team qualified for the Northern California Finals after turning in strong performances at the NorCal Trials at San Mateo College on Friday.
Adam Paul, a Marysville High graduate, finished third in the shot put with a throw of 48 feet, 9 inches.
Also moving on to the finals was Wheatland alum Brittany Keys, who finished fifth in the discus with a heave of 114-9.
Yuba City grad Taylor Thompson also qualified in the javelin, although she didn't have to throw on Friday.
The top 12 in each event qualified for the finals, which will be held next Friday in San Mateo.
Lindhurst 6, Dixon 4
Lindhurst 9, Dixon 7, 9 innings
The Blazers swept a Golden Empire League doubleheader from the Rams on the road to clinch the No. 2 spot in league and a spot in the Division-V Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
In the 6-4 victory, Kristan Montgomery struck out nine and helped herself out at the plate by going 3 for 5 with a double.
Deja Hawkins was 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Teja Butler and Hailee Gilbert both went 2 for 4.
Game two was a little more dramatic.
The Blazers broke a 7-7 tie in the top of the ninth inning as Shawna Hulsey came through with a two-RBI double to give Lindhurst the lead and the eventual win.
Hulsey pitched all nine innings to earn the victory. She was 4 for 5 with a double and three RBIs.
Montgomery was 4 for 5 with a triple, Hawkins was 3 for 4 with an RBI and Keianna Hostetler 2 for 4 with an RBI.
Lindhurst (17-8-1, 11-3) concludes the regular season on Wednesday at home against West Campus.
Marysville 29, West Campus 2
The Indians amassed 22 hits as every player on the roster picked up a hit in the GEL victory in Sacramento over the Warriors.
Tressa Arostegui, Morgan Welch, Kennedy Baker, Ashten Welch and Taylor Ferrari each hit a home run for Marysville (20-3, 13-0).
The Indians have two more GEL games and a nonleague game at home against Woodcreek to end the season next week.
Wheatland 10, Gridley 0
Randi May pitched a two-hit shutout with six strikeouts as the Pirates won the Butte View League matchup by the mercy rule.
May, K.C. Silva and Maggie Ulman each had two hits for Wheatland (18-8, 11-0).
Tara McIntyre was 3 for 4 with two doubles and Mikayla McLanahan hit a two-run home run.
Wheatland will go for its second straight undefeated BVL season when the Pirates conclude their series with the Bulldogs on Tuesday at home.
Colusa 5, Durham 0
Sophia Garcia scored twice and struck out 13 while throwing a two-hit shutout as the RedHawks clinched a share of the Sacramento Valley League title with Willows following a win over the Trojans in Durham.
Ashleigh Biggs hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning, Brittanee Garcia went 2 for 2 and scored twice and Yasmin Moreno doubled for Colusa (14-6-1, 9-1), which has won the SVL title three out of the last four years.
East Nicolaus 13, Williams 2
Amanda Taylor was 2 for 2 with a double and Katelin Evans struck out four batters in the Mid-Valley League — South victory for the Spartans (12-10, 4-0) at home.
Buckingham 7, New Life 1
Haley Moody doubled and knocked in the Crusaders' lone run as they dropped a Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League contest to the Knights at Olivehurst-Linda Little League.
On Thursday, the Crusaders swept a SMAL doubleheader from Sacramento Country Day.
New Life (3-2) won the first game 11-0, led by Moody, who went 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
Kiley Delozier was 2 for 4 and Kasey Owings was 2 for 2 with an RBI. Katrina Cobb went 2 for 3 and Rachel Clark was also 2 for 3 and had an RBI.
Hannah Hruska pitched a complete-game shutout.
The Crusaders took game two, 19-8, as Moody went 3 for 6 with a double and three RBIs.
Delozier was 4 for 6 with an inside-the-park home run and seven RBIs.
Hruska was 2 for 5 and Kayleigh Ramirez was 2 for 2.
Wheatland 9, Gridley 2
Left-hander Michael Woods pitched a complete game for the Pirates in a BVL victory at Gridley.
Woods only allowed four hits and struck out eight. He also knocked in two runs for Wheatland (11-11, 5-6).
Josh Crawley was 2 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Justin Bragg also knocked in a pair of runs.
Lions advance to SVL semis
Three members of the Live Oak tennis team advanced to the SVL semifinals after strong showings at the league tournament on their home court.
Jesus Medina won three matches and Edgar Yanez and Daljot Singh won two matches each to give the Lions three of the four semifinalists heading into today's finals.
In doubles play, the teams of Singh and Yanez and Medina and Manvir Chahal both advanced to the semis for the Lions.
Colusa's Jordan Wilson and Moises Valdez advanced to the semis in doubles as well.
TRACK & FIELD
Pirates compete at N.U. Invite
Tyler Larcom won the 200-meter run in 23.12 seconds to lead a solid day for Wheatland's track team at the Nevada Union Invitational.
Colton Sanders won the pole vault with a vault of 12-6
Damane Tenner took third in the 110-meter hurdles, clocking in at 15.88 seconds.
Tenner teamed with Larcom, Garrett White and Andrew Tiradeo to place third in the 400-meter relay (44.85 seconds).
River Valley 7, Yuba City 4
Steven Robinson, Cris Lamas and Cody Meyers each had two hits as the Falcons completed the TCC sweep at home.
Robinson tripled and Lamas doubled for the Falcons. Robinson was the winning pitcher as he went six innings. Meyers closed things out in the seventh.
Jordan Greminger and Dace Asher each knocked in a pair of runs for the Falcons (19-5, 12-3).
Justin Douthit was 2 for 3 for Yuba City.
Wheatland 9, Gridley 1
Taylor Balogi struck out 10 and allowed one earned run over six innings to lead the Pirates to a SVL victory over the Bulldogs in Gridley.
Jacob Ridgeway doubled and drove in two runs and Zack Bodey went 2 for 3 with a tripled and scored twice to provide the offense for Wheatland (12-7, 7-4).
Yuba City 5, River Valley 0
The Honkers won the TCC championship at home led by Megan Lockhart, who pitched a one-hit shutout with six strikeouts.
Nicole Piper was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs. Jordan Coxe was 2 for 3 with an RBI for Yuba City (19-4, 9-1).
Marysville 34, West Campus 1
Jami Sexton went 3 for 5 with three home runs, a grand slam and 11 RBIs as the Indians pasted the Warriors in a GEL game in Sacramento.
Mikayla Anderson finished 4 for 5 with two doubles, two home runs and six RBIs, Brianna Wyatt was 5 for 6 with two doubles and three RBIs and Ajza Matta went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a triple and two RBIs for the Indians (12-2, 8-0), who collected 21 hits as a team.
Brandy Gilliam and Maddy Larsen combined in the circle for eight strikeouts and allowed three hits to record the win.
Wheatland 15, Gridley 4
Hannah Howard had three hits and Mariah Biddle and Devinn Partin each recorded two hits to lead the Pirates to a BVL win over the Bulldogs in Gridley.
Howard picked up the win in the circle for Wheatland (12-8, 4-4) with eight strikeouts.