Marty James

Former Napa Valley College star Tyler Cravy pitching in Arizona Fall League

NOTES AND QUOTES for a Monday in the Napa Valley
2013-10-20T21:35:00Z 2013-10-20T21:46:13Z Former Napa Valley College star Tyler Cravy pitching in Arizona Fall LeagueMARTY JAMES Napa Valley Register
October 20, 2013 9:35 pm  • 

Tyler Cravy has made four appearances so far for the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League.

Cravy was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers out of Napa Valley College in the 17th round of the 2009 first-year player draft. He was the Bay Valley Conference most valuable player and was named to the Community College Baseball All-America Team.

Pitching for the Brevard County Manatees of the Class A Advanced Florida State League, Cravy had maybe his best year of professional baseball. He was 4-2 with a 2.04 ERA in 791⁄3 innings during the 2013 season. He made nine starts and appeared in 25 games.

The Arizona Fall League operates at six spring training complexes and attracts some of the top prospects in minor league baseball.


Kurt Ruegg of Harvard placed 214th at the fifth annual Wisconsin Adidas Invitational, which was held on the Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course on Saturday.

Ruegg’s time for the 8K championship race, which drew 36 teams, was 25:19. Harvard finished 13th as a team.

The Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course opened in 2009 and is located adjacent to University Ridge Golf Course in Madison.

Ruegg is a Napa High School graduate who is from Yountville. He received All-Monticello Empire League cross country honors all four years and all-league track honors as a junior and a senior. He was named to the All-State freshman and sophomore teams and was the MEL cross country champion his final three years. He was also named to the All-West cross country third team as a junior and second team as a senior, and was the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section runner of the year as a senior.


The Pacific Union College volleyball team lost its California Pacific Conference match to Menlo College last week, 3-1.

The Pioneers were led by Viridiana Gallardo (10 kills, 11 digs), Lauren Secchitano (two service aces, 20 digs), Sarah Cusick (11 kills, 17 digs), Courtney Clark (six kills), Adriana Particelli (four digs), Madison Brenk (six digs) and Jenna Glantz (four digs).


Maddy Densberger had nine kills on a .350 attack percentage, 19 digs and 9.5 points, helping the 11th-ranked Sonoma State volleyball team to a 3-0 win over Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday night at the Kelp Bed in Seaside.

Densberger is a St. Helena High graduate.

The Seawolves are 16-3 overall and are in second place at 9-2 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.


The Jacksonville University volleyball team, which has Emily Laskelle of Napa, swept USC Upstate, 3-0, on Saturday to hold the No. 1 spot in the Atlantic Sun.

The Dolphins improve to 18-2 overall, 8-1 in the A-Sun. Their eight-match win streak is their best since 2009 when they won 13 straight.

Email Napa Valley Register Executive Sports Editor Marty James at or call 256-2223.

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