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Preps roundup: Walters stars against Bears

Megan Walters was a star against the Summerville Bears.

The Calaveras pitcher tossed a no-hitter to help lead the Redskins softball team past the Bears in a 10-0 victory on Wednesday in San Andreas.

Walters struck out eight Summerville batters and walked two in a five-inning game. 

With Walters standing out in the circle, Calaveras tacked on two runs each in the first and second inning before adding four in the fourth and one in the fifth to close out its victory.

The Redskins recorded 11 hits with Kayla Kappmeyer and Marissa Hukkanen leading the way with two hits apiece. Walters drove in a game-high three runs and Hukkanen had two.

Calaveras (11-2 MLL) will next clash with Argonaut in Jackson and Summerville (3-9 MLL) hosts Amador on Friday in Tuolumne.

Frogs baseball topped by Argonaut

The Bret Harte baseball team lost to Argonaut 7-4 in a Mother Lode League game on Wednesday in Angels Camp.

Argonaut raced out to a six-run lead before Bret Harte cut the advantage to 7-4 in the sixth.

Bullfrogs pitcher Will Achteberg tossed four innings and struck out four with an earned run. He also walked one. Jake Bailey made a relief appearance and fanned three.

At the plate, Tyler Tafjen, Camren Herrin, Darrell Lucas, Blayne Nelson, Bailey and Austin Miguel all pounded a hit. Tafjen and Lucas drove in a run.

Bret Harte (3-10 MLL) will next play at Linden on Friday.

Cats lose to Sierra 7-4 in VOL game

The Sonora Wildcats baseball team out-hit Sierra, but fell 7-4 on Wednesday at Bev Barron Field.

Sonora took a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the fourth, however, it was shortlived.

Sierra answered in the fifth by scoring a run and tacked on another run in the sixth before sealing its Valley Oak League win with a big three-run inning in the seventh.

Wildcat pitcher Evan Estes threw 6 2/3 innings and struckout six.

Garrett Bozzo, Tyler Helm, Nate Gookin and Carter Denton each had a hit.

The Wildcats return to action today when they host long-time rival Oakdale at 6:30 p.m.

Bears soccer falls in season finale

Although the Summerville Bears girls’ soccer team fell short of its postseason goal in a 2-0 loss to Linden on Wednesday at Dorroh Field in Angels Camp, head coach Brad Shultz could not be more proud of his team.

The Bears played all of their games except for one on the road this month, yet they were still able to come away with four wins.

“I think what really hurt us this week is playing three full games in a week and playing two in a row,” Schultz said about the Bears playing three straight games from Monday to Wednesday. “The girls are mentally and physically spent. They gave everything they could tonight, and I’m so really proud of them for the way they played these three games. They gave it everything they had and they left it on the field.”

Linden scored twice in the first half, and from there, were able to hold onto the win.

Summerville played much better in the final 40 minutes, but by then, the exhaustion of playing back-to-back-to-back games took its toll.

Summerville won five Mother Lode League games this year, and was just a few points away from earning a spot in the playoffs.

“They played as smart as they could all season long,” Schultz said. “We made a run at it. I’m so proud to coach and be a part of this team. What they did and the sacrifices they made for Summerville is amazing. It’s outstanding.”

Sonora tennis at VOL Championships

The Sonora Wildcat boys’ tennis team sent their top three players to the Valley Oak League championships on Tuesday at Weston Ranch in Stockton.

Wildcat head coach Anoosh Davoudzadeh selected senior Andrew Klatt as his top player, junior Spencer Lyons in the second position and senior Austin Page in the third tier. 

Klatt, due to his overall excellent league play this season, earned a high seeding and received a first-round bye. This was followed by dominating victories in his first two matches against players from arch-rival Oakdale and top-ranked Kimball. 

In the sweltering heat, Klatt was defeated in the semifinals by Manteca’s No. 1 player Yok-Jing Ma. Ma, by beating Klatt, was assured at least a second place finish in the VOL, with Klatt sharing a third place spot on the podium with player Mike Lopez.

Lyons playing in Sonora’s second seed position due to the absence of senior Donald Truong, played strong matches against two No. 1 seeds from Lathrop and Weston Ranch. Lyons sent both schools’ top players down in defeat. 

After his two victories, Lyons was matched against Garrett Chun from tennis powerhouse Kimball. Lyons’ performance escalated dramatically, but to no avail against Chun.

Austin Page played in his first singles VOL championship event, having competed last year in VOL doubles play, but lost a close match to a Lathrop player.

Sonora will send three doubles team to compete at the the VOL tennis doubles championship today at Weston Ranch.

Frogs soccer draws vs. Linden Lions

The Bret Harte girls’ soccer team recorded a shutout on its way to a 0-0 road draw against Linden on Tuesday.

Bullfrog goalkeeper Jessica Stohlman made 10 saves and defenders Lauren Redding and Sarah Wilson made some timely goal line saves to secure the tie.

Bret Harte (6-5-3 Mother Lode League) ends its regular season with a cross-county showdown against Calaveras today at 7 p.m. in San Andreas.

Bret Harte softball tops Amador

Bret Harte pitcher Kenna Evans tossed a complete game and struck out 15 to help lead the Bullfrogs softball team to a 13-3 win over Amador on Friday in Sutter Creek.

Evans allowed only two hits and walked just two.

At the plate for Bret Harte, Keryn Thompson went 3 for 4 with a double and three runs. Evans batted a perfect 3 for 3 and drove in three runs.

Also for Bret Harte, Sydney Davis hit a grand slam and finished with four RBI. Both Samantha Jordan and Breanna Ziehlke had two hits each.

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