PREP ROUNDUP: Lavin sets school record at Faith
Blake Lavin struck out seven Victory Christian batters in a 3-1 victory at home on Tuesday, but his 15 strikeouts against Greenville last week set the school record at Faith Christian High.
The Lions improved to 4-2 overall after Lavin went the distance from the mound on Tuesday, Sam Ithurburn went 2 for 3 from the plate and Drew LaBlanc, who knocked in a run, made a game-saving grab at shortstop.
Lavin allowed just three hits.
Marysville 9, Dixon 3
Chad Perry threw a complete game two-hitter to lead the Indians past Dixon at Weldon Field in Marysville.
Perry struck out 10 batters and walked three.
Angel Rodriguez led the hitters by going 3 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored for Marysville, which improved to 2-5 overall and 2-2 in the Golden Empire League.
Steven Papadopulos also went 3 for 3 with a double and two runs scored, while Austin Wynona knocked in two runs and Chase Collmer touched home twice.
Sutter 9, Winters 3
The Huskies defeated Winters on the road in their first Butte View League game of the year.
Caleb Parker went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI, Mat Sanders went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and Colton Minton went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a double to help lift Sutter to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the BVL.
Nathan Ahlers went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI, while Lucas Cryer struck out seven in a complete-game effort.
Maxwell 8, University Prep 3
Zach Troughton went 3 for 3, Steven Powell and David Lee each went 2 for 3 and the Panthers rolled University Prep at home. Scott Wells struck out seven and gave up three hits, while Blake Vierra went 2 for 4 and Lee drove in two runs for Maxwell (6-1).
Colusa 8, Pierce 0
Kyle Cervantes made quick work against Pierce, throwing just 74 pitches in seven innings to lead the RedHawks to victory at home in their Sacramento Valley League opener.
Ross Cervantes went 2 for 3 with a double and Tyler Martin drove in two runs with a double for Colusa (4-2, 1-0).
Wheatland 5, East Nicolaus 1
Randi May struck out 12, allowed just two hits and no earned runs to help lead the Lady Pirates past the Spartans in a nonleague game in East Nicolaus.
Kirstin Johnson went 4 for 4, Tara McIntyre and Melanie Permann each went 3 for 4 and Mikayla McLanahan went 2 for 4 with two RBIs as Wheatland (6-6) racked up 15 hits.
Sutter 12, Winters 7
Sutter 11, Winters 3
Sara Stevenson struck out seven and allowed seven hits in game one and Sami Prosser struck out seven and allowed four hits in game two as the Huskies swept their BVL doubleheader in Winters.
Prosser, Sara Hungrige and Taylor Pack had three hits each in the opening game, while Amy Robinson finished 2 for 4.
Pack then went 3 for 4 with a home run and Prosser and Caitlyn Gravel both went 2 for 3 to lead Sutter (9-2, 2-0) to a victory in the nightcap.
Colusa 12, Pierce 1
Sophia Garcia struck out 11, allowed one hit and no earned runs to lead the RedHawks to a five-inning win in their SVL opener in Colusa.
Ashleigh Biggs, who went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles, and Katie Rector, who finished 2 for 3 with three RBIs, led Colusa (5-3, 1-0) at the plate.
Willows 3, Live Oak 1
Amber Burgess hit a double, but it wasn't enough for the Lions, who dropped their SVL opener to the Honkers at home.
Clarissa Herrera, Taylor Benzel, Paulina Heredia and Monica Curiel each added singles in the loss for Live Oak (1-6-1, 0-1).
River Valley 2, Pioneer 1
Jasmine Vida scored in the first half and Lexi Aguilar added a goal in the second to lift the Falcons to a Tri-County Conference win over the Patriots in Woodland.
Princessa Ceja and Heather Summers both had assists for River Valley (4-9-2, 2-0), which saw solid performances from Jasmyne Garcia at midfield and Carla Ruiz in goal.
Capital Chr. 6, Lindhurst 1
Jennifer Lee scored the lone goal for the Lady Blazers off an assist from Ashley Yang and Lindhurst slipped to 1-5-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the GEL.
Y.C.'s Estrada takes first
Yuba City freshman Connor Estrada shot a 2-under-par 69 to record the lowest score of the day at the 11-team Wolfpack Invitational at Castle Oaks Golf Course in Ione.
Estrada recorded six birdies to lead the way for the Honkers, who placed ninth as a team with a score of 466. Gus Wiezorek carded a 79 and Riley Horan shot a 92 for Yuba City.
Capital Christian 228, Marysville 233
Garrett Brown shot a 40 and Zachary Martin carded a 43 on the front nine at Peach Tree Golf & Country Club, but the Indians came up just five strokes short in a loss to the Cougars in a GEL match in Linda.
Sutter 231, Wheatland 281
Matt Pederson shot a 41, Logan Russ carded a 42 and the Huskies topped the Pirates at Peach Tree Golf & Country Club.
Live Oak 9, Sutter 0
The Lions swept the Huskies at home, but it didn't come easy.
Daljot Singh (6-0, 6-2), Manvir Chahal (6-0, 6-2) recorded easy singles wins, but Edgar Yanez battled his way to a 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory, and had to make his way back from an early 4-0 deficit in the third set.
"The result is somewhat deceptive," said Live Oak coach Larry Dolan. "The boys from Sutter fought really hard."
Jesus Medina (6-1, 6-3), Junaid Abid (6-1, 6-2) and Michael Catbagan (6-3, 6-2) also wrapped singles wins for the Lions.
Singh and Yanez teamed up for an 8-5 win, Chahal and Medina won 8-3 and Catbagan and Jose Gonzalez cruised to an 8-3 victory in doubles play for Live Oak (3-1).
River Valley 9, Natomas 0
The Falcons improved to 4-4 overall and 2-0 in the TCC by sweeping the Nighthawks at home.
Winning singles matches for River Valley was Darian Orozco (6-2, 6-0), Ricky Dhaliwal (6-4, 6-4), Chris Oliver (6-2, 6-2), David Streeter (6-2, 6-4), Rahman Tabusum (6-0, 6-0) and Robert Wisniewski (6-0, 6-0).
In doubles play, the Falcons received wins from the teams of Elijah Wy and Josh Fujii (4-6, 6-4, 10-7), Marko Tica and Renz Chua (6-2, 6-3) and Vidur Dewan and Joel Han (6-0, 6-3).
Sutter 12, Winters 0
Trenton McDaniel struck out nine while tossing five no-hit innings as the Huskies opened their BVL slate with an easy win over the Warriors in Winters.
Tyler Minton went 2 for 5 with a pair of doubles, Randy Post was 2 for 2 and doubled twice and Brayden Hungrige drove in four runs in the win for Sutter (6-1, 1-0).