Vanden tennis team drops close SCAC match to American Canyon

By From page B1 | March 12, 2014

AMERICAN CANYON — The Vanden High boys tennis team lost its first match of the season in a close 5-4 Solano County Athletic Conference decision to American Canyon, Tuesday.

The Vikings (3-1) lost their two first singles matches but won at No. 3 and No. 4 as Leonard Hsuing defeated Justin Fernandez 6-0, 3-6, 6-3, and  Joseph Brooks defeated Matt Fernandez 6-2, 6-4.

According to Vanden coach Stan Lewis, the match of the day was at the No. 5 singles where the Wolves’ Shohruh Latipov defeated the Vikings’ Jaime Abelon 6-3, 6-7, (4-7), 6-4. Lewis said the match went from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Other winners for the Vikings were Antonio Ramirez who won 6-2, 6-1 (No. 5 singles) and Cameron Hoover and Dustin Edmonds (No. 2 doubles) who won 7-6, (7-2), 6-1.

Vanden hosts Benicia, Thursday.

Vallejo 8, Fairfield 1: At Fairfield, the Falcons got a 6-3, 7-5 win from Ryan Canlas at No. 2 singles in Solano County Athletic Conference play.

Two doubles team also played well for Fairfield, with Asim Qureshi and Christian Tomilloso losing 6-4, 4-6, 7-2 (tiebreaker) at No. 1, while Justin Guinn and Ezra Salandanan fell 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 at No. 2.

The Falcons are back in action at Bethel, Thursday.

Prep softball

Viking get 7-0 win over Winters

WINTERS — The Vanden High softball team defeated Winters 7-0 behind the arm of pitcher Bailey Tingley, Tuesday.

Bailey pitched a complete game for the Vikings (3-3), allowing only five hits while striking out eight.

Kiwi McDaniel led Vanden at the plate, going 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Hailie Sheppard had the other RBI for the Vikings, while Talia Trujillo, Hope Brandner and Jennifer Roberts each had one hit. Roberts’ hit was a double.

The Vikings travel to Vallejo, Friday.

Prep boys golf

Vanden loses close SCAC match to Benicia

VACAVILLE — The Vanden High boys golf team lost  251-243 to Solano County Athletic Conference foe Benicia, Tuesday.

Devyn Fitchhorn led the Vikings (1-1) with a 41, while Nick Andrews shot 47 and Ryan Cantrell carded a 50. Andrew Switzer added a 55 for Vanden, while Mike Harris shot a 58.

The Vikings host Bethel at Green Tree, Thursday.

Napa 209, Armijo 262: At Chardonnay Golf Club, Napa, Tommy Cessna led the Indians (0-1 MEL) in their Monticello Empire League opener.

Mario Esparza carded a 50, Jonathon Delmendo a 51, while Justin Wong and Jason Miralles each shot a 56 for Armijo.

The Indians face off with Wood at Paradise Valley Golf Course, Thursday.

Vacaville 199, Rodriguez 232: At Fairfield, the Mustangs dropped their first match of the season at Rancho Solano.

Rodriguez was led by TJ McCormick, who shot a 42. Parker Oldham shot a 43, while Jacob Hurt and Brandon Alamania each had a 45.

The Bulldogs’ top golfers were Zach Silva and Travis Strah, who both carded a 38. Jarrett Hill scored a 39 and Sean Patton shot a 40.

The Mustangs travel to Napa at Chardonnay Golf Club, Thursday.

Prep girls soccer

NAPA — The Rodriguez High girls soccer team scored a goal in the 55th minute to pull out a 1-1 Monticello Empire League tie with Napa, Tuesday.

Juliete Ramirez netted the goal on a free kick, while Sarah Free saved six shots in the net for Rodriguez (3-0-4, 1-0-1 SCAC).

“It was a pretty even game” said Mustangs coach Josh Levine. “We played strong and a draw is good on the road.”

Rodriguez travels to Vintage, Thursday.

Vanden 2, Vallejo 1: At Vallejo, the Vikings (2-4-1, 2-1 SCAC) scored their first goal in the third minute as Casey Lostak scored on an assist from Angelica Terry.

Vallejo knotted up the game in the 42nd minute but Vanden struck back scoring in the very next minute on a unassisted goal from Megan Frizzie.

Heather Walsh was in the net and had six saves for the Vikings.

Vanden looks to avenge their only loss as they host Benicia, Thursday.

Prep softball

DAVIS — The Armijo High softball team scored 19 first-inning runs while going 3-1 in the Davis tournament, Friday and Saturday.

The Indians (4-1) opened with an 11-1 win over Grant of Sacramento, pushing across seven runs in the first inning.

Jessica Miller led the 15-hit attack by going 3 for 3 with a double, while Celsa Faulstich, Jocelyn Breaux, Kelsey Bomar and Vanessa Penella each had two hits with Penella ripping two doubles and driving in two runs. Miller and Mariah Kalamaras also doubled.

Destiny Blueford went the first three innings to get the win, allowing two hits while striking out six.

Armijo then scored three runs in the top of the sixth and held on for a 7-6 over tournament host Davis, also on Friday.

Faulstich led the way by going 3 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs, while Penella again doubled twice, Bomar doubled and tripled with two RBIs, and Kalamaras and Janece Williams each had two hits.

Blueford threw the first five innings to get the victory with Elena Tak pitching the sixth to get the save.

In Saturday’s first game, the Indians scored three run in the first inning but couldn’t make them hold up in falling 8-4 to eventual tourney champion Pioneer of Woodland.

Williams and Kalamaras each had two hits, while Blueford crushed a two-run homer and Bomar doubled.

The Indians closed things out by scoring seven runs in the first inning and holding on for a 7-4 win over River City of West Sacramento to take third in the tourney.

Bomar ripped a two-run homer, Penella doubled in a run and Faulstich laced a triple. Faulstich finished with two hits.

Tak went all six innings to get the victory, scattering five hits and dodging six walks.

Prep baseball

Big day at the plate lifts Mustangs

FAIRFIELD — The Rodriguez High baseball team pounded out 14 hits in a 14-1, five-inning nonleague win over Sheldon, Tuesday.

Davis Delorefice led the Mustangs (1-4) at the plate, finishing with three hits – one a double – and three RBIs. Anthony Kaleczyc and Richard Lindsey each had two hits, while Kaleczyc and Richie Straub each drove in two runs.

Kellen Sillanpaa got the win on the mound for Rodriguez, pitching four innings, allowing just four hits and one earned run.

Vanden 12, Rodriguez 6: At Vanden, innings with crooked numbers were the thing when the baseball teams from host Vanden and Rodriguez squared off, Monday, with the Vikings getting more of them.

Vanden scored three runs in the bottom of the first and added one in the second, four in the fourth and three in the sixth for a 12-6 victory over the Mustangs.

Pablo Delgado Rodriguez, Alejandro Lara and Logan Spencer each had two hits for Vanden, with Pablo Delgado Rodriguez scoring three runs and Lara and Spencer driving in three each.

For Rodriguez, Cory Peacock had two hits and two RBIs, while J.P. San Antonio drove in three runs. Robert Hutting picked up the win in relief, giving up one hit while striking out two in three innings of work. Rodriguez starter Paul Campise took the loss.

The Mustangs host Sheldon, while Vanden entertains Inderkum, Tuesday.

Vanden JV 7, Inderkum JV 2: At Fairfield, the Vikings winning pitcher was Daniel Zaldivar who pitched four innings allowing a walk and a run – striking out four.

Benjamin Gutierrez was 1 for 2 for Vanden (2-2) with an RBI and three stolen bases. Josh Babauta was a 1 for 1 with a run scored and John Hodges scored an RBI on a squeeze bunt.

Prep badminton

FAIRFIELD — The Armijo badminton team split a pair of nonleague matches, Friday, defeating Chavez of Stockton 6-3 while losing to Stagg of Stockton 5-4.

Donna Tran and Stephanie Weber won twice in singles to lead the Indians.

Daily Republic staff


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