FAIRFIELD — Rochelle Roberts struck out nine and belted a home run to lift the Vanden High softball team to a 10-3 season-opening win over Armijo, Tuesday.
Roberts went the distance and contributed on offense by going 2 for 4 with two RBIs.
Armijo kept the game close early on, but committed seven errors which contributed to the loss.
The Vanden offense amassed 13 hits in the win. Katy Raymos went 3 for 4 with a double and triple. Nadia Young went 3 for 5 with a double, while Kailey McDaniel and Talia Trujillo both contributed two RBIs.
Jaycie Ruggiero and Bailey Tingley both added two hits for the Vikings.
For Armijo, Jessica Miller led the team with two doubles and an RBI and Armijo catcher Kelsey Bomar also drove in a run.
Janece Williams and Kayla Hancock had the Indians’ other hits.
Both teams play their next game on Friday. Vanden is in the Lindhurst tournament, while Armijo takes part in the Davis tournament.
Prep girls soccer
Improved Vikings tie Crushers 3-3
FAIRFIELD— The Vanden High girls soccer team battled Vintage to a 3-3 tie, Tuesday, a vast improvement over last season’s 8-0 drubbing at the feet of the Crushers.
Josey Breeden was involved in all three goals for the Vikings (2-2-1). Her first goal came two minutes into the game and was unassisted.
Breeden’s second goal came from an assist by Naddi Walcott in the 32nd minute, which gave Vanden a 2-0 lead at the half.
Vintage scored two quick goals to start the second half to tie the game at 2-2.
The Vikings got their last lead in the 65th minute when Breeden assisted on a Megan Frizzie goal.
In the 79th minute, Vintage found the net one last time to send the teams home tied despite Vanden getting a handful of late shots on goal.
The Vikings continue the season on Thursday at Napa at 3:30p.m.
Big third inning lifts Solano past ARC
ROCKVILLE — The Solano Community College baseball team erased an early deficit with a four-run third inning and never looked back in earning a 10-5 nonconference win over American River at Billy and Louise Yarbrough Stadium, Tuesday.
Alex Crosby and Aaron Brasher each went 2 for 3 to lead the Falcons’ attack with the former getting one double, the latter two. Crosby and Zach Welz each had two RBIs.
Ryan Earnest (1-0) picked up the win for Solano (6-4), hurling 1 2-3 scoreless innings.
The Falcons open Bay Valley Conference play by hosting Marin on Thursday at 2 p.m.
Falcons fall to SJ Delta 3-2
STOCKTON — The Solano Community College softball team gave up just four hits but managed only four hits of its own in dropping a 3-2 nonconference decision to San Joaquin Delta, Tuesday.
Britney Taglieri, Darian Quist-Richard, Alesia Selden and Joanna Searle each had hits for the Falcons (2-3), with Taglieri and Searle getting doubles.
Rachel Sponsler pitched three scoreless innings in relief.
Solano hosts Sierra on Thursday at 3 p.m.