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Del Oro Sports Roundup

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Mullen Leads Golden Eagle baseball to win Senior Tommy Mullen had a fine all-around day for the Del Oro baseball team Monday as the Golden Eagles dealt Woodcreek’s playoff hopes a blow by handing the visiting Timberwolves a 4-3 setback. Mullen pitched a complete game with seven strikeouts and no walks and also aided himself at the plate by pairing hits and driving in two runs. Also having a hand in the win for Del Oro, were Jesse Lang who was 3x3 with one RBI and Max Magleby, who also paired hits. Ryan Xepoleas added a single and scored a pair of runs. Del Oro spikers open CIF playoffs tonight Coming off a third place finish in the rugged Sierra Foothill League, Del Oro’s boys volleyball team will hit the road today to open the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Div. I playoffs. Del Oro, the SFL’s No. 3 seed, will play at Monterey Trail this evening at 7 p.m. Monterey Trail is the No. 1 seed from the Delta Valley Conference. A win tonight by Del Oro would advance the Golden Eagles to the semi-final round against either Ponderosa, Grant or SFL No. 1 seed Rocklin. That game will be played next Tuesday, May 17, at the higher seed of the remaining teams. The Div. I championship match is then scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 19, at Jesuit High School. In last week’s SFL action, Del Oro captured two wins to cement its third place league finish and gain a playoff spot. Del Oro opened with a 17-25, 25-18, 26-24, 25-22 win over Roseville as Kyle Russell registered 13 kills, Brody Cord added 10 and Clay Cosbie contributed six. Aaron Miller also aided the Golden Eagles with 27 assists. The Golden Eagles then capped their SFL slate with a 3-0 sweep of Woodcreek. Del Oro was victorious by counts of 25-15, 25-8 and 25-23. JV girls softball blasts the Grizzlies Maci Schwartz banged out three hits and five of her Del Oro teammates each checked in with two apiece as the Lady Eagles JV softball team blasted Granite Bay, 14-2, in Sierra Foothill League action. Carl Xepoleas added a triple among her two hits, while Heather Boyce, Morgan Moore, Rachel Clevenger and Hailee Watilo all contributed two rips each. Del Oro also dropped an 11-4 contest to Roseville. In that game, the Lady Eagles surrendered eight runs to Roseville in a big third inning by the Tigers. Del Oro was paced at the plate by Schwartz’ 3x4 game and two hits from Xepoleas. Del Oro, 7-1-1 in SFL action, tried to wrap up the Sierra Foothill League title in a game on Tuesday against Woodcreek. JV tracksters compete at Sac Town Races Del Oro’s JV track squads competed at last Saturday’s Sac Town Races held at Whitney High School in Rocklin. Several good times and marks were recorded in competition, which drew over 20 schools from around the Sac-Joaquin Section. Del Oro hurdler James Corbett, just a freshman, had a second place in the 110 hurdles in 15.78 seconds and a third in the 300 hurdles in 41.60. On the girls side, Emily Nash recorded a second in the 100 hurdles in 16.57 seconds and a third in the 300 hurdles in 49.13. Libby Runte added a 6th for Del Oro in the 100 hurdles in 17.78 seconds. Other top efforts came from Cody Otten who placed second in the boys discus at 120 feet five inches, and Amy Heyn who was fourth in the girls 800 (2:25.31) and fifth in the 1500 meters (5:05.15). ~ Staff report