SCC softball team wins 23rd in a row

By From page B7 | April 11, 2014

ROCKVILLE —The Solano Community College softball team upped its win streak to 23 straight games with a Bay Valley Conference sweep of Mendocino College, Thursday.

The Falcons (30-2, 12-0 BVC) won the first game 8-0 behind a no-hitter by Shannon Mestas, and took the second game 12-2 on the pitching of Amber Takeda.

Mestas struck out seven in her five innings of work, while Takeda pitched four innings, allowing just three hits while striking out four.

Aleyna Benipayo was 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBIs in the first game, with Stefanie Chainurux finishing 2 for 2 with a triple and an RBI. Takeda was 1 for 2 in the opener with a home run and an RBI.

Haley Wink was 3 for 3 with a double, four stolen bases and three RBIs in the second game, while Victoria Faleafine was 2 for 3 with a double, triple and four RBIs. Brittany Taglieri wound up 3 for 4 with a triple and an RBI.

The Falcons will look to continue their winning streak when they play at Napa Valley, Tuesday.

JC baseball

NAPA — The Solano Community College baseball team gave up three runs in the bottom of the first inning and never drew even, yielding 16 hits in an 11-5 Bay Valley Conference loss to Napa Valley, Thursday.

The Falcons (7-20, 5-9 BVC) trailed 8-0 before getting on the board with two runs in the top of the seventh, only to have the Storm (12-17, 8-6) answer with three in the bottom of the inning.

Alvaro Rubalcaba went 3 for 4 with a stolen base to lead Solano, while Tucker Bishop was 2 for 4 with a run scored and three RBIs.

Trever Faulkner and Erick Olson also had two hits each with the former scoring twice. Robert Contreras also had an RBI.

Brandon Mihelich took the loss, surrendering nine hits and seven runs with three strikeouts and two walks in 5-plus innings.

The same two teams meet at Billy and Louise Yarbrough Stadium in Rockville on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Prep baseball

Rodriguez gets close win over Vacaville

FAIRFIELD — Richard Villegas fired a five-hitter and struck out 10, while Richard Lindsey drove in the only run of the game as the Rodriguez High baseball team edged Vacaville 1-0, Thursday.

The win kept the Mustangs (4-9, 3-3 MEL) one game back of league-leading Napa in the loss column.

Albert Jakubiszen had half of Rodriguez’s four hits, going 2 for 3, while Lindsey and JP San Antonio had the other hits. Davis Delorefice scored the game’s only run in the bottom of the sixth.

Blake Hannah was the tough-luck loser for the Bulldogs (9-5, 4-3 MEL), the only run he gave up unearned. He struck out six and walked one.

The Mustangs entertain Napa, Tuesday.

Vanden 11, Vallejo 0: At Vallejo, the Vikings (12-3, 6-1 SCAC) got a two-hit shutout from Rylan Haney, who struck out nine and walked one, needing just 76 pitches. Pablo Delgado Rodriguez, Jared Vitug, Eric Robles and Alejandro Lara each had two RBIs for Vanden, with Delgado Rodriguez going 2 for 3 with a double, Robles and Lara 2 for 4, the latter doubling and Vitug tripling.

The Vikings host American Canyon, Tuesday.

Napa 1, Armijo 0: At Fairfield, David Hostler pitched another gem for the host Indians (5-7, 2-5 MEL), but an unearned run off two botched ground balls in the second inning was enough to give the visiting Indians the win.

Hostler scattered five hits, striking out four and walking two.

For Armijo, Antonio Ramirez, Jason Brasile, Clayton Espino, Garlind Webster, Jerod Borunda and Alex Peppard all had hits.

The host Indians loaded the bases in the sixth inning with no outs, but winning pitcher Austin Abernathy struck out the side to get out of the jam, finishing with eight strikeouts overall.

Wood is at Armijo, Tuesday.

Vanden JV 18, Vallejo 7: At Vallejo, the Vikings (10-5, 6-1 SCAC) cruised past the Apaches with Dominic Manno picking up the win on the mound.

Manno was also 1 for 1 at the plate with a triple and two RBIs, Brandon Canady was 1 for 5 with a double and two RBIs and Daniel Zaldivar was 1 for 1 with a double.

Vanden plays at home against American Canyon, Tuesday.

Prep boys tennis

Vanden rolls to victory over Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — The Vanden High boys tennis team defeated Fairfield 9-0 in Solano County Athletic Conference play, Thursday.

Leonard Hsuing, Jamie Abelon and Antonio Ramirez all won 6-0, 6-0 in singles, while the doubles tandems of Cameron Hoover and Dustin Edmonds, and Brandon Servino and Fernando Angulo also won 6-0, 6-0.

The Vikings (11-1, 11-1 SCAC) play at Benicia, Friday.

Armijo 9, Rodriguez 0: At Fairfield, the Indians (15-1, 11-0) didn’t drop a set in staying unbeaten in the Monticello Empire League. Derek Wadsworth earned a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles, as did Erik San Miguel at No. 6, while Andrew Saghir and Liem Nguyen prevailed 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 and No. 5, respectively.

Also winning singles for Armijo were Andrew Freeman and Sean Dolan.

The Indians’ doubles wins were earned by Joe Caspers and Leng Vue at No. 1, Gabe Zan and Christian Navasca at No. 2, and Alberto Franco and Amir Fatthani at No. 3.

Kevin Truong and Tanphong Vo won the most games for a Rodriguez entry, falling 6-2, 6-4 at No. 3 doubles.

Armijo hosts Vintage, Friday, while Rodriguez heads to Vacaville.

Prep girls soccer

Hat trick leads VCS past Rio Vista

VACAVILLE — Kirsten Daugherty scored a hat trick after Taylor Schubert’s opening goal to power the Vacaville Christian High girls soccer team to a 4-1 Sierra Delta League win over Rio Vista, Thursday.

After Schubert found the net in the 18th minute, Daugherty scored in the 26th, 58th and 66th minutes, the middle of the three goals assisted by Maddy Kelly.

The Falcons (8-1-3, 7-1-2 SDL) also got solid offensive performances from Amanda Barbour and Alicia Borges.

Vacaville Christian is off until April 29, when it entertains Encina.

Vanden JV 11, Fairfield 0: At Fairfield, the Vikings (11-3-1, 9-2-1 SCAC) rolled over the Falcons behind a hat trick from Jaleesa Mackey.

Mariah Dutra and Navi Dhillon each scored twice, while Ciera Bursell, Jood Alkurd, Ariana Veregas and Isabel Fondersmith each scored once.

Victoria Coleman had two assists for Vanden and goalkeeper Gabby Martinez made two saves.

The Vikings host Vallejo, Tuesday.

Prep boys golf

Good scores not enough for Rodriguez

VALLEJO — The Rodriguez High boys golf team enjoyed great consistency – all five scores between 43 and 45 – but it wasn’t enough to keep the Mustangs from dropping a 197-222 Monticello Empire League decision to Napa at Rancho Solano Golf Course, Tuesday.

Parker Oldham led Rodriguez (2-7, 1-7 MEL) with 43, followed by T.J. McCormick at 44 and Jacob Hurt, Jordan Turley and David Burns at 45.

Napa’s Stephen Santora had the low score with a 37.

The Mustang next play against Vintage at Rancho Solano, Tuesday.

Benicia 217, Vanden 229: At Vallejo’s Mare Island Club, Devin Fitchhorn fired a 39, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Vikings (6-3, 6-2 SCAC) from falling to the Panthers.

Ryan Cantrell followed with a 42, Nick Andrews a 45, Garrett Magnuson a 50 and Mike Harris with a 53.

Benicia’s Evan Cuenco led all scorers with a 37.

Vanden travels to Blue Rock Springs on Tuesday to play Bethel.

Bradshaw Christian 229, Vacaville Christian 258: At Elk Grove, the Falcons (6-2) were led by Spencer Auch who shot a 28.

Scott Gardner was next with a 31, while Kevin Peng shot a 53. Xinting Li landed a 57, while Thomas Wary carded a 59.

The next match for Vacaville Christian is the Sierra Delta League tournament in Davis, April 28.

Daily Republic staff


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