Sports Roundup: Baseball, softball, Rec League basketball results
Willows 3, Pierce 1
The Bears could only muster two hits against the Honkers in a Sacramento Valley League loss Thursday in Willows.
Hayden Kalfsbeek threw a solid five innings with six strikeouts and no earned runs allowed for Pierce (2-7, 0-3 SVL).
Coach Roy Perkins credited Taylor Cabral with solid play at shortstop.
Vacaville Christian 5, Pierce 2
The Bears collected just four hits on the day and dropped their non-league game to the Falcons Wednesday in Vacaville.
Jake Voorhees, Chris Tapia, Hayden Kalfsbeek and Taylor Cabral each singled for Pierce. Cabral also struck out seven and allowed just one earned run over five innings of work.
Maxwell 11, Esparto 1
Riley deWit and David Lee each went 3-for-3 and the Panthers cruised past Esparto at home on Wednesday.
Maxwell (10-2) got a double and three RBIs from deWit and two doubles and three RBIs from Lee. Lane LaGrande also walked three times and Lee got the win from the mound.
East Nicolaus 23, Williams 0
Williams High couldn't find a way to slow down East Nicolaus on Tuesday, losing at home.
The Yellowjackets managed just two hits against Spartans starting pitcher Drew Orr.
Maxwell 10, Chester 0
The Panthers made Chester High the latest victim of their high-output offense, taking down the Volcanoes Thursday in Maxwell.
The undefeated Panthers (12-0, 5-0 Five Star) scored in the double digits for the sixth-straight game, and pitcher Alison Costa struck out 10 and allowed three hits in six innings.
Ashley Azevedo went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs, and Alexz Miller went 4-for-4 with three runs scored. Jenna Powell doubled and Brittney Haywood drove in two runs.
Winters 11, Pierce 6
Ellen Hansen doubled twice and Celeste Lopez drove in two runs for the Bears during their non-league road loss Tuesday to Winters.
Alison Ornbaun went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Nikki Herrera drove in a run.
Esparto 22, Williams 3
Williams High went on the road Thursday and lost to Esparto.
The Yellowjackets (1-9, 0-2 MVL-South) collected six hits and scored a run in the first, fourth and fifth innings. The Spartans scored 10 runs in the first and 11 in the third inning.
East Nicolaus 19, Williams 0
The Spartans spoiled host Williams' day with a victory on Tuesday.
East Nicolaus out-hit the Yellowjackets 11-2.
Rec League Basketball
Aces 55, Swag 36
The Aces (7-1) steadily increased their lead throughout the first half, leading 26-13 at one point before the Swag (3-5) closed the gap before halftime, 28-20. The Aces went on a 15-6 run in the early part of the second half and settled in the rest of the game for the win. The game put the Aces back into first place with one game remaining in the regular season.
Bulls 40, La Fortuna 30
The Bulls (4-4) pulled off an upset win and marred La Fortuna's plans to secure a playoff spot. La Fortuna (4-4) could not penetrate the stout Bulls defense and trailed the whole game. La Fortuna fell behind by 12 points in the first half but put up a 12-2 run to pull within 23-21. From that point on, La Fortuna remained within five points of the Bulls but were unable to pull ahead. The Bulls found themselves having to continuously repel La Fortuna but held on to win.
Redskins 50, Savages 46
The Redskins (6-2) took off to an 11-0 lead and stretched the margin to 27-13 at halftime. The Savages (6-2) refused to go away in the second half and pulled within eight points, 45-37, with six minutes remaining. Then came a dramatic push by the Savages, who ran off a 9-4 burst punctuated by several steals and two three-pointers to pull within three points with four seconds left. The Savages tried to get to half court and get off a three point shot at the buzzer, but the Redskins held on and made a free throw to escape with a 50-46 victory. The Redskins and Savages are in a three-way tie for second place.
SWAT 47, Regulators 28
The SWAT (6-2) built a double-digit lead in the first half with a fast-paced offense. The Regulators (1-7) could not find a way to put a dent in the lead and the SWAT played a balanced second half to win 47-28. The victory put SWAT in a three-way tie for second place with one week remaining.
Hoosiers 64, Wolves 37
The Hoosiers (3-5) struggled in the first half with the last-place Wolves (0-8) as the lead changed 11 times and neither team led by more than four points. After a 21-21 score at halftime the Hoosiers went off for an 18-2 run, including 10 unanswered points off several turnovers by the Wolves and many open lay-ups. The Hoosiers led by 22 points with just over five minutes to play and the Wolves could not match their intensity from the first half losing 64-37. The Hoosiers have an outside change of making the playoffs with a little help.