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Valley Christian bounces back at Las Vegas tournament, Woodside gets walk-off win, Amador Valley softball dominates


Valley Christian bounces back at Las Vegas tournament, Woodside gets walk-off win, Amador Valley softball dominates


No. 4 Valley Christian 8, Mt. Carmel 3 

Sophomore Nathan Choi had two hits, two RBIs and a home run to lead Valley Christian over Illinois school Mt. Carmel at the All Faiths Classic Tournament in Las Vegas. 

Mt. Carmel led by a run in the top half of the third, but the Warriors responded in the middle innings.

Valley Christian took a one-run lead when Quinten Marsh was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and scored Tatum Marsh. Choi’s two-run homer capped off a four-run fifth inning that pushed the Valley Christian lead to five. 

Hunter Fujimoto batted 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two doubles. Sophomore Alex Kim came in relief of starting pitcher Brock Ketelsen, striking out eight batters and allowing just two hits in 4 2/3 innings pitched. 

Valley Christian bounced back after losing its first game of the tournament to Brophy College Prep (Arizona) and improved to 11-2. 

Granite Bay 12, No. 6 Bellarmine 2 

The Bells lost their first game of the Boras Classic in five innings to the No. 1 team in the Sac-Joaquin section. 

After Granite Bay took a 2-0 lead after the second inning, Bellarmine responded by scoring two runs of its own in the third to tie the game. The Grizzlies scored three runs in the fourth and seven runs in the fifth to win by mercy rule. 

Nolan Randol scored a run and had an RBI in two at-bats for Bellarmine. 

Bellarmine 12, Bakersfield Christian 7 

Bellarmine bounced back in its second game Tuesday, beating Bakersfield Christian by five runs. 

The Bells scored four runs in the first and second inning to take an 8-3 lead going into the third. The Eagles got within two runs in the fourth, but that’s as close they would get as the Bells brought in runs late. 

Dash Knight had two hits in four at-bats, totaling four RBIs and a double. Nate Turkington had three hits and scored two runs. 

Bellarmine (8-2) will play Whitney at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

No. 8 James Logan 5, Newark Memorial 4 

The Colts kept their winning streak alive, beating Newark Memorial in extra innings.

Jesus Vasquez knocked in Yash Gupta in the top of the eighth to give the Colts a one-run cushion. Vasquez then retired three of four batters in the bottom of the inning to seal the game for James Logan. 

Vasquez finished the game batting 3 for 4 with an RBI and a double. Gupta had two hits, two RBIs and a run. 

Newark Memorial junior Malosi Gaoteote totaled three hits and an RBI. 

James Logan’s winning streak is at eight and the Colts are now 8-1, 3-0. Newark Memorial dropped to 6-4, 2-1. 

Woodside 9, Menlo School 8 

The Wildcats overcame a four-run deficit and beat Menlo on a walk-off walk. 

The Knights went up early, scoring five runs in the first inning. Woodside cut the score to 5-3 heading into the fifth, but Menlo extended its lead to five going into the bottom half of the sixth. 

Woodside got hot in the sixth, scoring four runs to go down just a run heading into the final inning. 

After scoring a run to tie the game, the Wildcats had the bases loaded with two outs when sophomore Cruz Torres went to the plate. With the count at 3-2, Cruz took a pitch outside the zone to bring home Trent Amoroso to win on a walk-off walk. 

Amoroso batted a perfect 4 for 4 with two RBIs and a double. Vincent Vazquez had a hit and two runs. 

Menlo senior Garrett Tran went 2 for 3 with four RBIs and a home run.

Woodside won its seventh straight game and improved to 10-1-1, 3-0. Menlo is now 10-4. 

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