PREP ROUNDUP: River Valley baseball tops Pioneer
Y.C. takes series opener from Inderkum
The River Valley High baseball team showed why it belongs on the top of the A-D's newest power rankings.
The Falcons beat Pioneer 7-4 in Woodland on Tuesday to start a three-game Tri-County Conference series with the Patriots.
R.V. is ranked No. 16 in the latest Sacramento Bee poll, while Pioneer is at No. 11.
Greg Cannon delivered the damage offensively with a 3-for-4 day and three RBIs. He also picked up the save on the mound.
Jake Phillips was the winning pitcher, going 52⁄3 innings with six strikeouts.
Cameron Olson doubled for the Falcons (11-2, 3-1).
Weather permitting, the two teams will square off in game two on Thursday in Yuba City.
Yuba City 7, Inderkum 1
The Honkers took game one of the three-game TCC series at Winship Field.
Senior Zach Oakley pitched a complete game with six strikeouts and he only allowed three hits.
Oakley, Robbie Kunkle and Cooper Goldby all doubled in the win for Yuba City (10-6, 4-0).
Aaron Byers was 2 for 2 with two doubles and Chandler Eden was also 2 for 2.
Yuba City, ranked No. 12 in the latest Sac Bee poll and No. 2 in the A-D, continues its series with the Tigers in Sacramento on Thursday.
Y.C., R.V. compete at tourney
The Yuba City and River Valley golf teams participated in the fourth annual Yuba City-Woodland Invitational at Yocha DeHe Golf Club at Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks.
Yuba City freshman Connor Estrada was the only golfer to break par as he shot a 71 to take first. Estrada tallied four birdies and an eagle.
Gus Wiezorek carded a 78, while Riley Horan and Thomas Bishop each shot a 95 to lead Yuba City to a ninth place finish with 448 team strokes.
River Valley placed 10th with a 462 led by sophomore Steven Spatafore, who shot an 82.
Kyle Gash carded an 84 and Will Jow tallied a 91 for the Falcons.
Davis won the tournament with a 391.
Yuba City 7, Inderkum 6
The Honkers won it in the bottom of the 11th inning on a walk-off squeeze bunt by Richard Bagley.
Jake Van Poole doubled for the Honkers (4-0 in TCC).
Three pitchers combined to lead Yuba City: Brian Bugarin and freshmen Austin Southward and Nathan Miller.
Pioneer 7, River Valley 6
The Falcons committed three errors in the bottom of the seventh and the Patriots took advantage by scoring a pair of runs to earn a walk-off TCC victory in Woodland.
David Emerson and Jordan Greminger drove in two runs apiece, Tad Crother went 2 for 4 and Steve Robinson doubled in the loss for the Falcons (8-4, 2-2).
Cris Lamas drove in a run and struck out seven over 61⁄3 innings to take the no decision.