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Aaron Shortridge

Aaron Shortridge, shown pitching in February of 2017 for the University of California. Shortridge picked up the save Friday in Cal's win over Baylor.

Jared Horn got the win and Aaron Shortridge picked up the save for Cal as the Bears won their opener in the Frisco Classic on Friday, 8-2 over Baylor in Frisco, Texas.

The Frisco Classic was played at Dr. Pepper Ballpark, home of the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and a member of the Texas League.

Horn, a Vintage High School graduate, ran his record to 3-0 after starting and allowing two runs (both earned) on four hits, while striking out two and walking two in five innings.

Shortridge, who is also Vintage High graduate, earned his second save after pitching four shutout innings, giving up two hits and striking out six.

“I felt pretty good. I got hot in the pen and came in expecting to do my best,” Shortridge said on the Cal website. “The slider felt good and I was just out there trying to give us a chance to get a ‘W’ today. It was fun to be out there and compete.”

Cal is 6-4 on the year.

Natuzzi leads

Willamette University

Brendan Natuzzi , a Justin-Siena graduate, drove in the winning run with a two-out single in the 10th inning on Sunday to lead Willamette University past Whitworth University, 4-3, at Roy Helser Field in McMinnville, Oregon.

Natuzzi is a utility player for Willamette, an NCAA Division III school that plays in the Northwest Conference.

He played on two CIF North Coast Section championship teams at Justin-Siena.

Natuzzi is batting .288 (17-for-59) with three doubles and six RBIs.

Loss for NVC

Napa Valley College dropped its nonconference game last week to host Cuesta, 12-8, in San Luis Obispo.

The Storm was led by Josh Abraham (3-for-4, three RBIs, home run), Justin Banks (2-for-4, RBI, two doubles), Brooks Green (2-for-5), Carter Pennington (1-for-5, RBI, double), Clayton Espino (1-for-5, RBI), and Trent Davis (1-for-3).

Napa Valley is 5-9 on the year.

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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