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Vanden's Alexis McMahon breaks for home plate during the girls softball game against Bethel at Vanden High School in Fairfield, Wednesday. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)


Local report: Vanden gets 12-0 softball win over Bethel

FAIRFIELD — The Vanden High softball team only needed five innings to shutout Bethel 12-0 in Solano County Athletic Conference action, Wednesday.

Kiwi McDaniel was perfect at the plate for the VIkings, finishing 3 for 3 with two doubles and three RBIs. Talia Trujillo was 2 for 2 with three RBIs.

Alexis McMahon, Sam Carter and Hope Brandner also had extra-base hits, with McMahon going 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs, Carter an RBI double and Brandner a two-run home run.

Bailey Tingley struck out two in her two-hit complete game in the circle, while going 1 for 2 at the plate with a run scored.

The Vikings (12-5, 6-2 SCAC) are currently in second place in the SCAC behind Benicia (7-4, 7-0 SCAC) and have three games left in the regular season. They travel to American Canyon, Friday.

Vacaville Christian 25, Encina Prep 0: At Sacramento, six different players had multiple RBIs for the Falcons (11-4, 8-2 Sierra Delta League), with no triples or home runs.

Payton Spering had three doubles, finishing 3 for 6 at the plate with four RBIs, while freshman Alex Pazdel was 4 for 4 with three doubles and four RBIs.

Lauren Gottschall was 2 for 3 with a double and four RBIs, while Hannah Thompson was 2 for 4 with three RBIs. Kayla Claudio and Melissa Fitzgerald had two RBIs apiece.

Although the offense was on full blast,  Thompson was lights out in the circle, pitching a one-hitter with eight strikeouts.

The Falcons travel to play Bradshaw Christian, Friday.

Prep boys tennis

Two Vikings finish 2nd in SCAC finals

VACAVILLE — The Vanden High boys tennis team ended the Solano County Athletic Conference season with two second-place finishes, Wednesday.

Patrick Dazo fell 6-3, 6-3 to Arturo Posada of Vallejo in the finals of the singles tournament, while Antonio Ramirez and Reis Vince Cruz finished second in the doubles tournament to Bethel’s Mark and Marvic Domingo (6-0, 6-0).

“It was a good day,” Viking coach Stan Lewis said. “We did a good job of fighting off the nerves. These kids aren’t used to playing multiple matches like today; especially when it’s hot.”

Ramirez and Vince Cruz won its first round match 6-4, 7-6, 7-1 over Lura and Canlas of Fairfield, 7-5, 7-5 over Concha and Cacam of Bethel and 7-6, 8-6, 6-3 over Splinter and Diaw from Benicia in the semifinals.

Other doubles matches for Vanden were Devyn Cabillo and Leonard Hsiung who fell 6-3, 4-6, 10-6 to Concha and Cacam in the first round, while Joseph Brooks and Jaime Abalon made it to the semis but fell to the Domingo brothers (6-3, 6-0).

On their way to the semis, Brooks and Abalon defeated Tindan and Portacio of American Canyon (6-4, 6-1) and Uy and Lunar of Vallejo (6-2, 6-3). They played one set in the third place game and dropped a 9-7 decision to Splinter and Diaw.

Lewis said Ramirez and Vince Cruz had an awesome day as an un-seeded team that defeated three No. 1 teams.

“We left some chances on the board. All the kids gave their best effort and played well.”

Dazo and Ramirez-Vince Cruz qualified for the section tournament which will begin May 8.

Prep boys volleyball

VCS sweeps way to win over Highlands

VACAVILLE — It was Senior Night as the Vacaville Christian boys volleyball team won 25-10, 25-16, 25-16 over Highlands in Sierra Delta League play, Wednesday.

Seniors Steve Gloudeman, Andrew Grabowski and Elliott Donneley led the way for the Falcons (14-7, 9-1 SDL). Gloudeman had five kills and 20 assists, while Grabowski added 10 kills and Donneley had four aces and six kills.

Vacaville Christian travel to Walnut Creek to face Contra Costa Christian, Thursday.

Prep track and field

Vikings roll to wins over Falcons

FAIRFIELD — The Vanden High track team swept Fairfield in the last Solano County Athletic Conference dual meet of the season, Wednesday,

The boys team (5-0) won 101-26 as Jacque Henderson, Tyler Koss and Javin White were multiple winners on the day. Henderson won the 1,600 and 3,200 meters, while Koss was victorious in the 400 and 200 and White in the 110 high hurdles and high jump.

Other winners for the boys were Isaiah Hamilton (100), Anthony Hopson (shot put), Josh Stewart (discuss), Isaiah Creal (long jump) and Deion Williams (triple jump).

Multiple winners for the girls (5-0) were Alex Jenks and Malia Bryant as they won 82-45 over the Falcons. Jenks finished first in the 1600 and 800, while Bryant won the 400 and 200. Ayana Black won the 100 and Macy Sanders won the shot put.

Koss, Bryant, Jenks and William will be a few of Vanden’s participants in the Meet of Champions at American River College in Sacramento, Saturday.


Garrison named as new SJS commissioner

LODI — Mike Garrison has been selected as the Sac-Joaquin Section’s fourth commissioner by the unanimous vote of the Section’s Board of Managers, Wednesday.

Garrison, currently the assistant superintendent of Human Relations for the Rocklin Unified School District, served as SJS president from 2010-12 and is a member of the Section Executive Committee.

“I’m extremely excited,” Garrison said at the Board of Manager’s meeting at The Reserve at Spanos Park. “I truly look forward to serving the schools of the Sac-Joaquin Section. This is my dream job.”

Garrison succeeds Pete Saco, who has served as commissioner since 1993 and officially retires Aug. 30.

Saco was preceded by Clark Coover (1968-93) and James Cave (1942-68). As a tribute to Saco, the Section’s office building at 1368 East Turner Road in Lodi was renamed the Peter J. Saco Building.

“I have some very large shoes to fill,” said Garrison, a former athletic director and principal at Rocklin High, who will start on Aug. 1.

Daily Republic staff


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