SACRAMENTO — A pair of errors helped Kennedy High score twice in the bottom of the first inning and the Vanden baseball couldn’t find an answer in falling 2-1 in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II quarterfinals at American River College, Thursday, ending the Vikings’ season.
Rylan Haney pitched well for Vanden (19-6), giving up just three hits while striking out seven and walking two.
The Vikings managed just two hits of their own, however, singles by Eric Robles and Alejandro Lara in the fourth inning.
And Vanden got its lone run in the fourth on a fielder’s choice by Pablo Rodriguez that plated Eno Evans.
The Vikings got the tying run to third with two outs in the seventh before being retired.
“Peter Torres hit a flair to right field and the right fielder was positioned perfectly,” Vanden coach Ryan Adams said. “In most cases it’s a hit.”
The Vikings finished one win shy of 20 for the season and one win away from making it to the best-of-three semifinals.
“We obviously wanted to advance,” Adams said. “Overall, we had a good season. Knowing we have only four seniors . . . . we’ve got to feel good about the direction we’re heading.
“We’re going to come back and learn from this and hopefully go deeper into the playoffs next year. Anytime you’re close to 20 wins you’ve done a lot of good things. I’m certainly proud of my team. I wish the adventure continued.”
NBEFC to hold U15-18 boys, girls tryouts
FAIRFIELD — The NorthBay Elite Futbol Club is holding tryouts for its U15-U18 boys and girls soccer teams at Solano, Friday through Sunday. On Friday, the U15-U18 boys will go from 5-6:30 p.m., the U15-U18 girls from 6:30-8 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, the boys will tryout from 9-10:30 a.m., the girls from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Prospective players should wear a white t-shirt for numbering as well as weather-appropriate soccer clothing (shin guards, soccer shoes, etc.) and bring a ball and water.
For more information, go to www.nbefc.com.