The American Canyon High softball team went into Monday’s game at Rodriguez on fire, having outscored its first four opponents by a combined 48-4.
Coming off an 18-0 rout of Middletown Mustangs just two days before, the Wolves were surprisingly punchless in a 7-0 road loss to the Rodriguez Mustangs – well, almost. They did manage one hit, a double by pitcher Lisa Bolton.
Bolton also fired nine strikeouts, giving her 45 in four starts this season, and helped keep the game scoreless until Rodriguez scored three runs in the fifth and four in the sixth.
“Rodriguez started hitting the ball, we had a couple of costly errors, and wet weather didn’t help,” American Canyon head coach Roger Harris said. “Bottom line, we didn’t hit.”
The Wolves (4-1), who fell to 1-3 all-time against Rodriguez, are scheduled to host Windsor at 4 p.m. Friday.
Against Middletown, the Wolves scored 10 runs in the first inning, six in the second, and one each in the third and fourth in Saturday’s home win, improving to 4-0.
Katherine Montuya went 2 for 4 with a home run, triple, four RBIs and two runs, Rylee Armijo was 2 for 3 with a home run, four RBIs and run, Maddie Chambers went 2 for 4 with two doubles, three RBIs and three runs, and Karina Gonzalez was 2 for 3 with a double, two RBIs, a walk and a run to lead the way.
Also contributing were Greta Fast (1 for 2, walk, three runs), Francesca MacDula (1 for 1, walk, two runs), Robyn-Elizabeth Yan (1 for 2), Lylaine Jove (two walks, two runs), Jen Kansanback (walk, two runs) and Zoey Lyon (walk, two runs). Armijo pitched four innings and Montuya one, each allowing one hit and one walk. Armijo struck out three and Montuya one.
Billy Biondini denied Benicia the shutout with a singles win as visiting American Canyon fell to the Panthers, 8-1, on March 8.
Boys Track and Field
The Wolves opened their season at the Vallejo Relays on March 3, where Justin Chang won two events and Jazjuan Kenion and Alfredo Calderon each had one first-place finish.
Chang won the 800 meters in 2:10.33, and teammate Jaime Santos was third in 2:18.67. Chang also won the 1,600 meters in 4:41.33.
In the boys 400 meters, Kenion won in 54.07 seconds to lead the Wolves sweep of the top four places. Kristofer Castillo was second (54.82), Santos third (54.85), Kristian Valencia fourth (56.45) and Robbin Brown seventh (1:00.63).
Castillo was also second in the 100 meters (11.22), while Caleb Bertumen was 14th (13.57). Valencia was third in the high jump (5-2).
Calderon won the discus at 115 feet, 1 inch. Also finishing in the top 10 for the Wolves were Gino Duya (fourth, 84-8), Rodliam Suspene (sixth, 66-0), Elijah Esquivel (seventh, 61-8), Joseph Mendoza (eighth, 49-5) and Marben Centeno (ninth, 29-11).
American Canyon took seven of the top 12 spots in the shot put, led by Calderon’s third-place heave of 38-7. Duya and Suspene tied for sixth (37-0), Eddie Byrdsong was eighth (35-8), Joseph Mendoza ninth (35-4), Elijah Esquivel 10th (32-8) and Mateo Delafuente 12th (30-6).
Girls Track and Field
Rebecca Richards had first-place finish and a third, and Meron Yalew and Alexus Jackson each added a second-place finish to lead the Wolves at the Vallejo Relays on March 3.
Richards won the 1,600 meters in 5:59.86, while Jessica Villanueva was ninth (6:36.68), Isabella Calderon 13th (6:56.20) and Karla Aldana 14th (6:57.32).
Richards was third in the 800 meters (2:51.85).
In the 400 meters, Jackson was second in 1:03.33. Also for American Canyon, Qwencee Stewart finished sixth (1:08.10), Jamiah Martin 12th (1:12.20), Christin Calipes 13th (1:12.26), Jasmine Goon 15th (1:12.72), Kamaya Smith 18th (1:16.71), Jubilee Skye Baggao 19th (1:19.71) and Lila Hawes 21st (1:30.00).
In the discus, Yalew was second at 70-8 and Yani Kenion was seventh (61-10).
The long Jump saw Qudaish Kelly take fourth at 13-11 and Ellie Angold sixth at 12-1. They also led the Wolves in the 100 meters, as Kelly was 12th (14.05), Angold 21st (15.08) and Jamiah Martin 32nd (17.30).
The Wolves also hosted the Napa Valley Invitational on Friday. Complete results were not available at press time.
Brandon Giron and Bryan Megia were the co-medalists with 47s as the Wolves opened Solano County Athletic Conference action with a 256-296 road win over Bethel at Blue Rock Springs Golf Course on March 6. Aaron Mitchell added a 52, Dylan Suguitan and Myles Norris 55s, and Lemuel Jumamoy a 62.
On March 8, the Wolves fell to host Benicia at Mare Island Golf Course, 243-256. Giron had a 44, Suguitan a 48, Mitchell a 51, Norris a 55 and Justin Andrino a personal-best 58, and Jumamoy a 66.