Brandner helps Vanden softball team past Bethel

By From page B2 | March 20, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Hope Brandner had a big day at the plate for the Vanden High softball team, helping the Vikings to a 11-1 Solano County Athletic Conference win over Bethel, Wednesday.

Brandner hit a home run and a double in her three trips to the plate, driving in two runs for the Vikings (5-3).

Hailie Sheppard and Kiwi McDaniel each had a double and one RBI, while Alexis McMahon was 1 for 2 with a triple for Vanden.

Bailey Tingley pitched a complete game for the Vikings, allowing only one run on five hits while striking out four. Tingley was also 1 for 3 at the plate with a triple and an RBI.

The Vikings travel to play American Canyon, Friday.

Vallejo 13, Fairfield 2: At Fairfield, Adriana Lopez led the Falcons (1-3) at the plate, finishing 2 for 3 with a triple. Amani Randle and Monica Chapa each added an RBI.

Chapa was in the circle for Fairfield and had five strikeouts. Megan Ochs was 3 for 3 at the plate for the Apaches with a double and five RBIs.

The Falcons are at Bethel, Friday.

Napa 7, Armijo 6: At Napa, the Indians (5-3) were up 4-0 after the second inning but could not hold on.

Armijo gave up one run in the third and four in the fourth, allowing Napa to take a 5-4 lead. The Indians took the lead after a two-run top of the fifth, but Napa scored two in the bottom of the sixth for the win.

Kelsey Bomar and Jessica Miller were both 2 for 4 for Armijo, with Miller driving in two runs and Bomar driving one.

Destiny Blueford got the loss for Armijo, allowing all seven runs on five hits. She walked two and struck out two.

Armijo travels to Will C. Wood, Friday.

Vacaville 7, Rodriguez 3: At Vacaville, three seventh-inning runs were not enough for the Mustangs (2-6) to take down the unbeaten Bulldogs (8-0-1).

Brenna Mitchell was had a big day at the plate for Rodriguez, finishing 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Julie Lopez was 2 for 4, while Cassidy Lanza and Lauren Riddle had the only other hits for the Mustangs.

Mitchell got the loss for Rodriguez, going the distance while allowing seven runs on seven hits with three strikeouts.

Julia Deponte led Vacaville with four RBIs, finishing the afternoon 2 for 4 with a triple. Alyse Rojas was 3 for 4.

The Mustangs travel to Napa, Friday.

Prep track and field

Vanden sweeps AmCan

FAIRFIELD — The Vanden High track teams ran to a sweep of American Canyon at home, Wednesday.

Tyler Koss won four events to help the varsity boys to a 81-55 win, while the varsity girls won 77-58.

Koss won the 400 meters in 48.39 seconds, the 300 in 21.79 and also ran a leg on the winning 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams.

Javin White won two individual events (110 HH, HJ), while Isaiah Hamilton (100), Isaiah Creal (300 IH), Anthony Hopson (shot put) and Billy Hurst (discus) also won events.

Alex Jenks (800, 1,600), Jalessa Mackey (100 HH, 300 LH), Jalilah Phillips (shot, discus) and Malia Bryant (200, 400) all won two events for the varsity girls. Bryant, just a sophomore, won the 200 in 25.41 and the 400 in 56.84.

The Vikings also won both frosh/soph meets, the boys prevailing 73-50, the girls 62-0.

Prep badminton

Mustangs defeat Bulldogs

VACAVILLE — The Rodriguez High badminton team defeated Vacaville 13-2 in Monticello Empire League action, Wednesday.

Raiza Balancio, Bianca Cortez, Mikaela Peralta, Marika Ongpauco, Kristine Paeste and Lei Paeste were all double winners for the Mustangs.

Prep boys volleyball

Falcons drop first league match

GARDEN VALLEY — The Vacaville Christian boys volleyball team lost its first Sierra Delta League match 25-22, 25-13, 25-19 to Golden Sierra, Wednesday.

Andrew Grabowski led the Falcons (3-2, 3-1 SDL) with 10 kills and 10 blocks, while Eliott Donnely had seven kills and eight blocks. Steve Gloudeman added 15 assists for VCS.

Vacaville Christian are at Davis High, Friday.

Prep swimming

Mustangs top Wildcats in the pool

FAIRFIELD — The Rodriguez High swimming team opened Monticello Empire League action with the varsity boys winning 123-43 and the girls prevailing 122-55 against Will C. Wood, Wednesday.

The boys won every event, with Noah Strong and Dakota Kurtz earning multiple wins. Strong swam the 200-meter medley in 2 minutes, 12.64 seconds and the 100 breast stroke in 1:08.56. Kurtz won the 50 free in 24:93 and the 100 butterfly in 1:00.92.

Double winners for the girls were Camille Long and Midori Dobson. Long won the 100 free in :57.47 and the 100 breast stroke in 1:16.04. Dobson took first in the 500 free (5:41.03) and the 100 back (1:12.94).

The Mustangs’ next meet is April 2 at Napa.

Prep boys tennis

Indians remain unbeaten in league

VACAVILLE — The Armijo High tennis team remain unbeaten in Monticello Empire League play as it swept Will C. Wood 9-0, Wednesday.

Justin Hsush and Matt Sek won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 doubles action for the Indians (10-1, 6-0 MEL), while Amir Fatthani and Wesley Richardson defeated the Wildcats’ Matt Palma and Bradley Tusup 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles.

Andrew Freeman (No. 2 singles) got the win for Armijo over Kennedy Tornay 6-0, 6-2.

The Indians host Vintage, Friday.

JC baseball

Falcons  score late to get win over Contra Costa

SAN PABLO — The Solano Community College scored in the top of the ninth to get a 5-4 Bay Valley Conference win over Contra Costa College, Tuesday.

Trevor Faulkner knocked in the run as a pinch hitter to clinch the win for the Falcons. Nate Jenest got the win on the mound for SCC, while Chris Rost earned his second save on the season.

Brandon Mihelich was 3 for 3 at the plate with two doubles, while Dareion Evans was 2 for 4 with a double. David Fernandez, Bobby Contreras and Ian Acosta each had a hit for the Falcons.

Solano hosts Contra Costa at 2 p.m., Thursday.

Daily Republic staff


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