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Preps roundup: Kiriluk, Morse lead Wildcat golfers over Lancers

Billy Kiriluk shot a 1-under par 36 and Spencer Morse shot a 37 Thursday to lead the Sonora Wildcat golf team to a 205-230 victory over East Union at Manteca Municipal.

Normally the Manteca course is a hall of horrors for the Wildcats, but Thursday’s effort is the best ever score for Sonora.

“That 205 by far is the lowest score we’ve ever had there,” said Wildcat head coach Steve Lee. “The kids knew that normally this is a tough place for us, but it’s amazing what a win can do. The excitement, you could feel it, the kids were real excited.”

Kiriluk recorded eight pars and one birdie and Morse had an eagle chance at the last hole to tie Kiriluk, but settled for a birdie and an even-par round.

“Billy was lights out,” Lee said. “He birdied a 493-yard par 5 and he got there in two. He drove his 3-wood over 300 yards and hit a 5-iron to the flag. He was all over it.

“And Spencer was right there with him. They were basically tied throughout. Those two played exceptionally well.”

Also for Sonora (4-0 Valley Oak league), Ethan Farwell carded a 43, BrandonPhelan a 44 and Sam Mays shot a 45.

Frog golfers swat Linden, move to 4-0

With a 231-255 Mother Lode League win over Linden on Thursday at Greenhorn Creek, the Bret Harte Bullfrogs boys’ golf team has opened the season with four straight victories.

Bullfrog Scott Hatfield earned medalist honors after carding a 3-over par 36. Mitchell Menzes shot a 44, Riley Gorman a 47, Nicholas Tribble a 50 and Erik Vanderliet added a 51.

Linden’s lowest score was a 48.

In other MLL action, Calaveras topped Argonaut 215-293 at La Contente in Valley Springs.

Both Bret Harte (4-0 MLL) and Calaveras (4-0 MLL) will head to the Yellowjacket Tournament on Monday at Stevinson Ranch. Tee-off is at 9:30 a.m.

Bret Harte softball falls to El Dorado

Bret Harte pitcher Kenna Evans tossed a complete game and struck out eight batters, but the Bullfrogs softball team fell 11-9 to El Dorado in a non-league gameon Wednesday in Angels Camp.

Bullfrog junior Sydney Davis went a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate with three runs batted in, including two doubles. Also, Evans walked four.

The Bullfrogs open Mother Lode League play with a home showdown against Summerville on Wednesday.

Bears lose to Modesto Christian

The Summerville Bears baseball team loss 17-1 to Modesto Christian in a non-league game on Thursday in Tuolumne.

Modesto Christian scored five combined runs in the first and second innings, and pulled away in the third by adding six more.

Summerville was able to slice the lead to 11-1 after the bottom of the third, but by then, the hole was too big.

Modesto Christian scored a run in the fourth and five in the fifth to force the mercy rule.

“It just wasn’t a very good outing,” said Summerville head coach Larry Gold. “We just gave up way too many runs. We can’t do that. We had four errors, which was costly again. It lead to too many runs.”

The Bears gave up 11 hits and managed just six.

Sam Burns, Jonathan Olsen, Bryce Farrell, Billy Butler, Elijah Flores and Darren Warnock each recorded a hit. 

Summerville committed four errors to Modesto Christian’s zero.

“We had eight strikeouts,” Gold said. “We have to cut down on the strikeouts. Defensively, they have to expect the ball and know what to do in every situation and have the confidence to play every ball that comes to them.”

The Bears pitchers posted nine strikeouts.

Summerville (1-4) heads to face Central Catholic today at 3:30 p.m. in Modesto.

“This game, we’re going to put it behind us and move on tomorrow against Central Catholic,” Gold said. “It’s our fourth game this week. We’re going to try to go out there and give it our best effort.”

Calaveras soccer defeated by Amador

The Calaveras Redskins girls’ soccer team opened its Mother Lode League season not the way it wanted.

Calaveras fell to Amador 2-0 on Thursday in Sutter Creek.

“I thought we played good, but with our injuries, their bench was a little stronger than ours tonight,” said Redskins head coach Rob Leetham. “I think if we get everybody healthy, next time will be a better battle.”

Calaveras (2-2, 0-1 MLL) will try to bounce back when it hosts Linden on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in San Andreas.

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