The Week Ahead: Vanden baseball team to hold Coaches vs. Cancer game

By From page B1 | April 28, 2014

FAIRFIELD — The Vanden High baseball team will pay tribute to former coach Keith Ryan, who died in February after battling cancer, in a ceremony prior its annual Coaches vs. Cancer game when it hosts Benicia, Tuesday.

The ceremony, which is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m., will feature several speakers as well a first pitch thrown out by the daughter of former Vikings coach Jerry Trammell, 7-year-old Lacey Trammell, who is also fighting cancer.

Benicia (18-3, 11-0) can clinch a tie for the Solano County Athletic Conference with a victory as well as the league’s top seeding in the upcoming Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs. The first pitch is set for 4 p.m.

Here’s a look at what else is going on this week:


Armijo High’s Derrick Wadsworth battles Napa’s Cooper Jacklich for the Monticello Empire League boys tennis singles championship at Vintage of Napa. The MEL doubles tournament will also be held.

Armijo’s badminton team makes the trek to Davis.


Other high school baseball games have Vintage at Armijo, Fairfield at Vallejo and Rodriguez at Wood.

The MEL will be holding its second league meet at Paradise Valley Golf Course.

The SCAC will hold its singles tournament with its doubles tournament scheduled for Wednesday.

The SCAC concludes its regular season in girls soccer with Fairfield at Vanden. Other matchups have Armijo at MEL-leading Vintage and Vacaville at Rodriguez.

In badminton, Fairfield is at Bethel.


Crosstown rivals tangle when the track teams from Vanden head to Schaefer Stadium to meet Fairfield. Other meets have Armijo at Napa and Vacaville at Rodriguez.

Rodriguez’s badminton team can clinch a tie with a victory over visiting Vacaville. The other city match has Armijo at Napa.

In softball, Armijo is at Napa, Vacaville at Rodriguez, Vallejo at Fairfield and Bethel at Vanden.


In addition to Vanden’s game with Benicia, the day’s other baseball action has Armijo at Vintage, Vallejo at Fairfield, and Wood at Rodriguez.

The MEL holds its rescheduled diving trials at Vintage.

The regular season concludes in girls soccer with Armijo hosting Rodriguez.

Fairfield entertains American Canyon in badminton.

Paradise Valley is the site of the SCAC boys golf tournament.


The MEL swimming trials are at Vintage, while the SCAC holds its trials at American Canyon. Finals for both teams are Saturday.

If it won Wednesday, the Rodriguez badminton team can clinch the outright MEL title with a victory at Napa. Armijo entertains Wood in the other match.

The week’s baseball concludes with Fairfield heading over to Rodriguez for a nonleague game.

Softball has Wood at Armijo, Rodriguez at Napa, Fairfield at Bethel and Vanden at American Canyon.

Armijo’s track team goes to Sacramento for the Sheldon Distance meet.


The Solano Community College softball opens the best-of-three first round of NorCal regionals by hosting Butte of Oroville. The teams meet again Sunday in the second game with a third game to follow, if necessary.

The Armijo, Rodriguez and Vanden track and field teams compete in the in Meet of Champions at American River College of Sacramento.

Reach Paul Farmer at 425-4646, ext. 264, or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pfarmerdr.

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer is a 1985 graduate of Brigham Young University. The Suisun City resident has been with the Daily Republic Sports Department since 1989 and has served as sports editor since 2007. He and his wife Jackie have four children.

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