Eagles baseball team looking to get untrackedBy: Staff Report
Looking to get its offense untracked, the Del Oro baseball team opened play this week in the Boras Baseball Classic, a first time spring break event that was being played at several locations around the Sacramento area and was sponsored by nationally-renowned sports agent Scott Boras.
In action last week, Del Oro took it on the chin in losses to Oakmont, 7-0, and to Del Campo, 8-2, at Raley Field in West Sacramento.
In the setback to Oakmont, the Golden Eagles managed just singles by Zach LaBar and Keith Heyer and a double from Jake Noah. Lost in the defeat was a good relief pitching outing from Aidan Kearney, who fanned eight batters in three innings.
At Raley Field, LaBar stroked a two-run single for the Black and Gold. Heyer also paired safeties for Del Oro.
Del Oro resumes play next week with a home game on Tuesday versus Valley Christian and next Thursday against South Tahoe. Both games begin at 4 p.m.
NU tops Del Oro golfers
Playing on its home course at Turkey Creek, Del Oro dropped its first match of the season as visiting Nevada Union recorded a nip and tuck 201-203 win over the Golden Eagles.
For Del Oro, it was their highest score at Turkey Creek this season. Scoring for Del Oro were Justin Raskin (38), Louie Euer (38), Josh Sedeno (41), Jahaan Nargussi (43) and Bobby Mullen (43).
Earlier last week, Raskin fired an even-par 36 to help Del Oro get past Rocklin, 189-196 at Turkey Creek.
Following Raskin for Del Oro (8-0, 2-0) were Jahaan Nargussi (37), Josh Sedeno (37), Bobby Mullen (39), Ryan Takayama (40) and Louie Euer (41).Del Oro plays in the Rocklin Invitational on Monday
Lady Eagles clip Woodcreek, 1-0
In a rematch of last season’s CIF Div. II soccer finalists, Del Oro’s Lady Eagles were able to turn the tables on visiting Woodcreek.
Playing in rainy conditions last Tuesday in Loomis, Del Oro used Camilla Ahlquist’s breakaway goal early in the first half as the difference in a hard fought 1-0 Sierra Foothill League win.
Ahlquist collected a crossing pass and bolted along the sideline. She outran Woodcreek defenders and slipped the ball past the goalie.
Del Oro missed out on another scoring chance late in the match when Jordan McDaniel nailed the crossbar near the far post late in the match, and on another play, she almost connected with Alex Jenkins on a nice crossing pass, but Jenkins was unable to reach the ball in time.
On Thursday, Del Oro battled Rocklin in another tight match and fell to the Thunder, 1-0. The Lady Eagles resume their SFL slate on April 4 when they host Nevada Union.
Netters clipped, 5-4
Granite Bay squeezed out a 5-4 Sierra Foothill League boys tennis win over Del Oro last week.
In singles play, Del Oro’s Galen Champlin, a freshman, played in the No. 1 spot and dropped a 6-1, 6-3 decision.
Del Oro’s top doubles team of Alexis Ezcurra and Will Lamora posted a 6-4, 6-7, 7-6 win. Del Oro travels to Roseville on April 2.