OLIVEHURST — Rochelle Roberts fired a one-hitter with 16 strikeouts and helped her cause by going 2 for 3 at the plate as Vanden opened the Lindhurst tournament with a 3-1 win over Yuba City, Friday.
The Vikings later blanked River Valley of Yuba City 2-0, with Roberts allowing four hits while fanning 12.
Vanden (3-0) got all three of its runs against Yuba City in the top of the sixth inning as Nadia Young, Bailey Tingley and Roberts all scored, while Roberts had one RBI and Jade Bactad two with a double.
Against River Valley, Nadia Young went 2 for 4 and scored both runs, one in the first, the other in the third. Bactad contributed an RBI.
In Saturday’s games, Vanden plays host Lindurst at 10 a.m. and Wheatland at 2 p.m.
River City 7, Armijo 0
Armijo 6, Woodland 4: At the Davis tournament, the Indians (1-2) rallied from a 4-3 deficit with three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and held on to edge the Wolves for their first win of the year.
Destiny Blueford led Armijo by going 3 for 4 with two runs, two RBIs, a triple and a stolen base. Jessica Miller was 2 for 3 with an RBI, while Kayla Fry Hancock was 1 for 3 and drove in a run.
Hancock picked up the victory, allowing three hits while striking out three and walking one.
Earlier, the Indians managed just five hits – one each by Miller, Blueford, Hancock, Kelsey Bomar and Celsa Faulstich – in getting blanked by River City.
Sheldon 8, Rodriguez 1: At Elk Grove on Thursday, the Mustangs (0-1) gave up four runs in the bottom of the first inning and never recovered.
“It was a tough day,” Mustangs coach Tracy Cordes said. “We had a tough first inning, but I wanted them to get an idea what we need to work on to get where we need to go from here. It was an indicator of what need to do to be successful in Division I and the MEL.”
Rodriguez got hits from Julie Lopez, Melissa Eisen, Amie Perkins and Kelsey Stone.
Brenna Mitchell pitched the final 5 2-3 innings in relief, striking out six and walking three.
Rodriguez’s JV team cruised to an 18-4 victory in five innings as Kaitlin Parish got the win, striking out four.
At the plate, the Mustangs got stellar performances from Brianna Smullen (3 for 3, 2 RBIs), Desirae Dominguez (2 for 4, 3 RBIs), Lauren Riddle (3 for 5, 2 RBIs), Destiny Garcia (2 for 4, 2 RBIs), Emma Vogliano (two RBIs), Halle Sullivan (2 for 5, RBI), Keyana Bosby (two RBIs) and Vanessa Miller (RBI).
The Mustangs are at Pittsburgh on Monday.