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El Dorado 6, Cosumnes Oaks 8 — In a Sierra Valley Conference game in Elk Grove Wednesday, the Cougars scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning but it wasn’t enough. Michael Green had a triple, Zach Culp had a double and Ryan Rodriguez went 2-for-3 for El Dorado (1-1, 4-1), which had five hits in the game. Louis Merlo and Nick Bonniksen split time on the mound for the Cougars.
El Dorado 3, Cosumnes Oaks 2 — The Cougars rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh, the winning run coming on a Rodriguez single after Matt Smith had tied it up. Green and Zach Terry combined on a five-hitter.
Golden Sierra 6, Rio Vista 9 — Josh Salmonson had three hits, among them a double and triple, and drove in four runs for the Grizzlies in a Sierra Delta League game. Brayden Ellis (triple) and Christian Klahn each added two hits, On the mound, Cameron Stephens, Tony Ceirante and Alex Vargas pitched.
Ponderosa 7, Valley Christian 0 — Davis Carlson threw a no-hitter for the Bruins in Wednesday’s nonleague home game. Ponderosa scored four runs in the bottom of the second inning to set the tone. Ryan Carey was 3-for-4 at the plate, and Jacob Hilliker went 2-for-3 for Ponderosa (1-2).
Ponderosa 2, Vista del Lago 9 — The host Eagles scored six runs to break from a close 3-2 game. Matthew Gould doubled for the Bruins.
Golden Sierra 26, Encina 0 — Marina Alexander pitched a one hit shutout with 10 strikeouts and went 3-for-4 with 4 RBIs. Savannah Stephens was 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs, Sam Bastien had five hits and 7 RBIs and Ally Baiz went 2-for-3 with 4 RBIs in the Sierra Delta League game
“I was glad to get our first game over with, we have some strong returning players and a lot of young player eager to learn the game. We came out hard in the first inning with seven runs and never looked back. I’m very proud of the performance my senior pitcher put on she stayed focused and did her job very well,” Grizzly coach Sonny Stephens said.
Ponderosa 6, Whitney 4 — The Lady Bruins broke a tie with three runs in the top of the seventh. Madison Anderson (2-for-3, double) and Veronica Greene (double) each drove in two runs; Taylor Doane and Rachel Timberman each had two hits; and Terra Jerpbak pitched a five-hitter.
Oak Ridge 8, Granite Bay 5 — Caityln Olan doubled, homered and drove in four runs. Taylor Railey and Bailey Cook each had two hits; Lindsey Zito drove in two runs; and Alyssa Burns tossed a seven-hitter.
El Dorado 84, Ponderosa 66
200MR: 1-Samantha Woo, PHS, 200 freestyle: 1-Kaela Marcus, ED, 2:05.74. 200IM: 1-Taylor Lehr, PHS. 50 free: 1-Kyle Covington, ED, 27.29. 100 fly: 1-Jacqueline Nisson, PHS. 100 free: Maddie Salerno, ED, 1:02.51. 200FR: 1-ED. 100 back: 1-Lehr, PHS. 100 breast: 1-Marcus, ED, 1:11.28. 400FR: 1-ED (Marissa Garcia, Marcus, Molly Covington, Hannah Covington) 4:11.96; 200 FR: 1-ED (Kyle Covington, Molly Covington, Hannah Covington, Salerno) 1:54.22.
Union Mine 126, Galt 40
200 medley relay-UM, 2:14.69; 200 free-Savannah Day, UM, 2:24.00; 200 IM-Lerin Pivoda, UM, 2:50.74; 50 free-Caffrey Lynch, UM, 27.66; 100 fly-Day, UM, 1:13.59; 100 free-Brionna Schafer, UM, 1:07.12; 500 free-Pivoda, UM, 7:00.23; 200 free relay-UM, 1:57.46; 100 back-Kaitlin Lishman, UM, 1:18.06; 100 breast-Schafer, UM, 1:25.47; 400 free relay-UM, 4:25.04.
Union Mine 130, Galt 26
200 medley relay-UM, 1:50.88; 200 free-Devlen Whisler, UM, 1:56.09; 200 IM-Jason Williams, UM, 2:07.47; 50 free-Hank Hasemeier, UM, 23.76; 100 fly-Whisler, UM, 59.82; 100 free-Wyatt Hasemeier, UM, 54.81; 500 free-Williams, UM, 5:08.85; 200 free relay-UM, 1:40.09; 100 back-Sean Verbitsky, UM, 1:13.84; 100 breast-PJ Repetto, UM, 1:14.72; 400 free relay-UM, 4:11.69.
Note: Ponderosa times were not made available.
El Dorado 0, Vista del Lago 4
Union Mine 1, Liberty Ranch 2
Union Mine 5, El Dorado 4
Singles (UM first): Michelle Doyle def. by Daphne Green, 4-6, 3-6; Spencer McClain def. Ian Gollihur, 6-1.6-0; Caitlyn Keane def. Ada Mittelstadt 7-6, 6-2; Jason Lee def. by Chris Bodle, 3-6, 4-6.
Doubles (UM first): Liz Kilkenny-Ellie Bertucelli def. by Abbie Bringolf-Haley Warneke, 6-2, 5-7, 9-11; Sam Murphy Johnny D’Agostini def. by Dame Neves-Nolan Stark, 2-6, 2-6; Jessica Rapp-Sarah Bence def. Jamie Maynard-Warneke, 6-2, 6-2; Chris Lee-Kyle Gardner def. Ryan Schwenk-Oscar Baud, 6-0, 6-2; Elise Piazza def. Emily Schmidt-Austin Jastrab, 6-0, 6-2.
Ponderosa def. by Whitney 17-25, 21-25, 23-25 — Kills: Tanner Charron, 8; Haward Gomes, 8; Kellen Salluce, 6. Blocks: Gomes, 3; Salluce, 2; Josh Bist, 2. Digs: Taylor Charron, 5; Dan Joseph, 4. Assists: Taylor Charron, 19. Serve Receive: Joseph, 19; Gomes, 13; Tanner Charron, 8; RJ Banke, 6.
Golden Sierra 3, Bradshaw Christian 0 — Brian Cann had 12 kills for the Grizzlies, who posted a 25-14, 25-18, 25-10 win in Wednesday’s match. Brandon Susic had three assists. Jon Oules had four blocked shots and Alex Murray three.
Oak Ridge 16, Tamalpias 6
Oak Ridge 195, Ponderosa 227 — Par 36 at Cameron Park Country Club. OR scores: Medalist Quinn Carlsen, 33; Connor Gaymon, 39; Charlie Cameron, 39; Tyler Gunderson, 41; Dylan Vanderveer, 43; Austin Long, 44. PHS scores: Joe Fowler, 44; Jarred Levine, 45; Logan Shivers, 45 ; Howie Gould, 45; Jay Hageman, 48; Renz Bacol, 54.
Golden Sierra 294, Highlands 319 — Par 37 at Cherry Island. GS: Austin Spencer, 52; Brian Burkhard, 57; Shawn Pearson, 58; Dominic Chaves, 61; Ray Ceirante, 66; Mitchell London, 69.
El Dorado 279, Vista del lago 197 — Empire Ranch. ED scores: Derek Delfino, 48; Austin Wells, 52; Christian Grier, 56; Tommy Williams, 60; Gabe Fierro, 61; Gary Shoffner, 62.
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