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LOCAL ROUNDUP: Lindhurst hoops squad's season ends in Oakland
The run finally ended for the Lindhurst High boys basketball team.
Taking on No. 2-seeded Bishop O'Dowd in the second round of the Division III NorCal Regionals on Saturday night, the Blazers saw the most successful season in school history come to an end with a 63-50 loss in Oakland.
Lindhurst cut the lead to six with 4 minutes left to play, but the Dragons' size and athleticism proved to be too much for the Blazers to overcome in the end, coach Bob Jensen said.
"They were very good. We did a lot of things right to hang in the game, but it was a struggle," Jensen said. "They were just so big. They challenged shots and were playing over our heads the whole night."
Senior Miguel French led the way for the No. 10 Blazers with a team-high 17 points while pulling down 13 rebounds. James Trujillo added 15 points and Erick Tallman scored 11 for Lindhurst, which ended the year with a 25-8 record while winning their second consecutive Golden Empire League title.
"It was an amazing season," Jensen said.
Sutter 4, Lindhurst 3
The Huskies scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh and won the game with a walk-off RBI single by Amy Robinson to edge the Blazers in Colusa.
Taylor Pack went 2 for 3 including a two-run home run in the seventh that tied the game. Sami Prosser and Madison Levine added two hits each in the win for Sutter.
Magdalena Gonzalez was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs and Keianna Hostetler went 2 for 2 to lead the way for the Blazers.
Sutter 11, Hamilton 0
Prosser struck out four and threw a no-hitter as the Huskies rolled past the Braves in five innings.
Pack, Jayden Garcia, Lyndsey Fulton and Taylor Montgomery collected two hits apiece to provide the offense for Sutter (7-3).
Lindhurst 5, Winters 5
Michelle Rodriguez was 2 for 3 with a triple and a pair of RBIs, but the Blazers played to a draw with the Warriors due to time constraints.
Hostetler and Brittnee Bragg both went 2 for 3 with an RBI for Lindhurst (5-3-1).
Colusa 5, Live Oak 1
Taylor Benzel went 2 for 3 with an RBI and Chelsea Souza singled to lead the way for the Lions in a loss to the RedHawks.
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Live Oak 5, Hamilton 5
Souza doubled in a run and struck out 13 in a complete-game effort, but the Lions had to settle for a tie against the Braves due to time constraints.
Monica Curiel went 1 for 3 with a pair of RBIs and Clarissa Herrera singled for Live Oak (1-4-1).
PLEASANT VALLEY TOURNAMENT
El Dorado 6, Wheatland 5, 8 innings
The Pirates scored one run in the top of the eighth, but El Dorado scored two unearned runs in the bottom half of the inning to hand Wheatland a loss at the Pleasant Valley Tournament in Chico.
Tara McIntyre went 3 for 5, Taylor Crabb and Melanie Permann had two hits apiece and Randi May struck out nine in a complete-game effort for the Pirates.
Wheatland 7, Chico 2
Crabb went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs and the Pirates bounced back from a loss earlier in the day to beat the Panthers in Chico.
McIntyre went 3 for 4, Kirstin Johnson had two hits and May struck out seven to earn the victory.
Wheatland (5-5) finished the tournament with a 4-1 record to take first in their pool.
Faith Christian 9, Greenville 1
The Lions started their season strong by sweeping a home doubleheader against Greenville.
In the first game, starting pitcher Blake Lavin struck out 14, giving up two hits and no earned runs. Reliever Cameron Schroeder closed out the seventh with three strikeouts.
Sam Ithurburn went 1 for 3 with a triple, three runs and two RBIs, Austin Cooper went 2 for 2 and scored three times and Steven Ritchie went 2 for 3 with three RBIs in the victory.
Faith Christian 5, Greenville 0
The Lions won the second game on a five-inning no-hitter by Ithurburn, who tallied five strikeouts and a walk on 58 pitches.
Evan Treanor went 1 for 2 with a double and two RBIs, Lavin drove in a pair of runs and Schroeder scored two runs and added an RBI for Faith (2-0).
Fort Bragg 7, Pierce 4
Chris Tapia went 3 for 4 with a pair of RBIs, but the Bears dropped their nonleague game to the Timberwolves in Arbuckle.
Taylor Cabral and Hayden Kalfsbeek both went 2 for 3 for Pierce (2-3), which left the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Sutter 7, Bear River 1
All-tournament selection Jason Suleski went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs to help lift the Huskies to a win over the Bruins in the final game of the 16-team Oroville Tournament.
Morgan Osgood finished 2 for 4, Brad Bonnenfant smacked a two-run double and Mat Sanders struck out six over six innings to record the win for Sutter (2-1).
Enterprise 4, Wheatland 1
Michael Woods went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles, but the Pirates came up short against the Hornets in the final day of the Oroville Tournament.
Dakota Bersch hit an RBI double and Justin Bragg recorded four strikeouts over five innings for Wheatland (3-3).
Colusa 16, Live Oak 0
Tyler Martin and Jordan Hillis both went 2 for 3 and Cyrus Yerxa finished 2 for 4 as the RedHawks (1-2) routed the Lions at the Oroville Tournament for their first victory of the season.
The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
LOS MOLINOS TOURNAMENT
Biggs 8, Princeton 5
Trevor Horn went 3 for 4 with a double and Andrew Perez went 3 for 4 as well to lead the Wolverines to a win in the third-place game of the Los Molinos Tournament.
Josh Sage finished 2 for 4 for Biggs (2-2). Perez finished the tournament 8 for 13 and was named to the all-tournament team along with Brian Carr, who went 5 for 7 at the tourney.
Sutter 19, Wheatland 2
With a win at the Oroville JV Tournament, the Huskies ran their record to 5-1. Franklin Tarke went 2 for 3 with a double, home run and four RBIs, while Trenton McDaniel went 2 for 2 with a home run and three RBIs.
Alex Huffman batted 2 for 4 with three RBIs and Tyler Minton went 3 for 5 with a double and drove in a pair of runs.
Yuba 6, Contra Costa 5, 11 innings
Yuba City High product Tyler Updike went 2 for 5 including the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the 49ers to their first Bay Valley Conference victory of the season.
Andrew Rubalcava, Chris Harms and Zak Morgan added three hits apiece in the win for Yuba (5-11, 1-4).