Marty James

Marty James

St. Helena High School graduate Tate Battistini had five kills on a .364 attack percentage, three block assists, one dig and 6.5 points for the Sonoma State volleyball team in a 3-1 loss to Cal State Los Angeles in the quarterfinals of the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship tournament in San Francisco last week.

Sonoma State (20-8 overall), which won the CCAA North Division title, received an at-large bid for the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament. The Seawolves are the No. 8 seed for the West Regional and will face California Baptist, the host team and the No. 1 seed, on Nov. 30 in Riverside.

Sonoma State has qualified for the NCAA Tournament nine times in the past 10 years.

The West Regional also has Northwest Nazarene, Central Washington, Western Washington, Alaska Anchorage, Cal State San Bernardino and Azusa Pacific.

Battistini, a 5-foot-11 sophomore outside hitter who is from Angwin, has 40 kills, seven digs, four block assists and 43 points for the Seawolves.

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The Pacific Union College women’s basketball team lost its nonconference game Monday to Warner Pacific College, 82-57, in Portland, Oregon.

The Pioneers (1-4 overall) were led by Imari Clinton with 15 points, four assists, three rebounds and two blocks.

Gabriela Lua scored 11 points and had four rebounds.

Dominique Gordon (nine points, five rebounds), Karla McCommas (eight points, four rebounds), Faith Williams (six points, four rebounds), Bailey Hunter (five rebounds, two steals), Kylie Beal (three rebounds, two assists), Molly Hargon (four rebounds, two steals), and Makana Kaaikala-Caban (five rebounds) were the other contributors.

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Vintage High graduate Scott McCarron tied for 22nd at last week’s TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational.

The event features players from the PGA Tour, LPGA, PGA Tour Champions and Web.com Tour and has a $300,000 purse.

Invitational rounds are held at Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and The Links at Spanish Bay. The final round is at Pebble Beach.

McCarron had rounds of 81 (Spyglass), 70 (Pebble Beach), 70 (Spanish Bay) and 69 (Pebble Beach).

The event was won by Duffy Waldorf, who shot 72-74-70-65 – 281. Waldorf had six birdies and an eagle in the final round.

Email Napa Valley Register Executive Sports Editor Marty James at mjames@napanews.com, follow him on Twitter at @marty_nvr, or call 256-2223.

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Executive Sports Editor

Executive Sports Editor Marty James has been with the Napa Valley Register since 1979. He is a member of the Associated Press Sports Editors, California Prep Sportswriters Association, and the California Golf Writers Association. He was inducted into the