(DEAN EFSTATHIU / EYE OF THE TIGER)
The varsity softball team went 2-0 this week, dominating both of their opponents. The Tigers defeated the Antelope Titans 12-1, and the River Valley Falcons 10-0. The team is currently 3-0 in league and tied for first place with the Yuba City Honkers who they will play next week.
Against the Antelope Titans, the Tigers were led offensively by freshman Makayla Newsome who went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs, and senior Sadie Langlet who went 2 for 3 with 4 RBIs and a homerun. Sophomore Annie Lemos pitched a good game for the team, holding the Titans to only one run. Lemos had six strikeouts in the game.
On Thursday, the Tigers shutout the River Valley Falcons. Freshman Malaya Johnson and sophomore Annie Lemos threw a combined one-hitter, and combined for seven strikeouts. Johnson led the team both on the mound and in the batter’s box. Johnson went 4 for 4, with 4 RBIs and a homerun. Junior Bella Ayala and senior Gabby Robles also contributed to the teams offense, both going 2 for 3 against the Falcons.
The Tigers next game is a non-league game at home on Monday at 4pm against the Del Oro Golden Eagles.
The varsity baseball team bounced back to beat Antelope on Monday after losing the series against Woodcreek the previous week, and losing on Saturday March 16 to Oakmont. The Tigers defeated the Titans by a score of 17-5. Led by good offense by Cameron Belton, Dylan Ranallo, Jordyn Berry, and Rylan Woods each getting two hits in the game. Brandon Renstrom started on the mound for the Tigers and pitched 4 inning with only two unearned runs.
Renstrom hopes they can keep their great defense.
“We are hitting well, anytime you can put up 17 runs in a game then that is a great game,” Renstrom said. “If we keep making the routine plays we can be sure to keep up this great season.”
The Tigers were scheduled to play the Titans again on wednesday but the game was called off due to rain, they now play the final game of the series Friday March 22 at Antelope. They hope to make up their rainout game this saturday March 23.
The JV baseball team is 2-0 this week against the Antelope Titans winning Monday by a score of 14-2, and winning Thursday by a score of 8-2. The Tigers were led both games by strong pitching, sophomore Tommy Brown pitched a complete game on Monday giving up 2 runs. Freshman Ryan Graydon pitched 5 inning on Thursday giving up only 1 run followed by the save by Tayson Hunt who gave up two in two innings pitched.
Sophomore Davis Pham is excited for what the season can hold if we hit like this every game.
“I am so excited for this season if we can keep up the strong hitting appearances,” Pham said. “We should be unstoppable this season if we can keep hitting like this.”
The freshman baseball team is 1-1 this week beating the Inderkum Tigers and losing to the Ponderosa Bruins on Tuesday. The Tigers won with a score of 20-6 against the Tigers but losing by a score of 8-6 versus the Bruins.
Yesterday the RHS Tennis Team defeated Inderkum with a score of 6-3, which brings their overall record to 8-2 and 5-1 in league and their win percentage to 71%. RHS currently has one of the best overall records in their league and is tied with Inderkum in league with the Bella Vista Broncos who gave RHS their first and only loss in league.
Senior Christian Park believes that senior Cooper Cerecedes is major factor for the team’s success because he has gone undefeated in league so far.
“Cooper is a really important player to the team especially since he’s individually gone undefeated in league this season” Park Said.
Park also believes that this was one of the most important wins for RHS.
“Beating Inderkum is a huge win for us and puts us in a three-way tie for first place” Park said.
RHS has been successful thus far this season and plan on growing their record and eventually winning league to attend playoffs.