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Huskies Slay Dragons, Honkers and Indians Knocked Out of Playoffs

May 18, 2023 12:00AM ● By By Steven Bryla

Marysville senior catcher Maddox Marino (24) narrowly missed the tag in the Indians 1-0 loss versus Galt in the first round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV playoffs on Tuesday, May 9. Photo by Chris Pedigo

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SUTTER, CA (MPG) - The Sutter boys’ baseball team easily took care of Delta Charter of Tracy in a 21-2 blowout of Wednesday, May 10 in the opening round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division V.

Sutter head coach Stewart Peterson was able to get multiple reserves in the game to give them a taste of postseason experience.

He expressed to the Dispatch that it was good to give everyone a bit of experience throughout the game to not have it be a surprise if called upon later. The Huskies were up 21-1 after the completion of the third inning and included 17 runs-batted-in (RBI).

There were multiple Sutter players that had big outings at the plate including senior catcher Landon Sable who hit an inside the park home run in the third inning. Huskies senior second baseman Andrew Hanson went two-for-two with a triple and five RBIs.

Sutter junior Jagger Beck continued his dominance on the mound as he picked up his eighth win on the season which was tied for third most in the Sac-Joaquin Section on Sunday, May 14.

Beck told the Dispatch his fastball and curveball were his most efficient pitches against Delta Charter.

Beck announced on April 27, via social media that he decided to commit to the University of Hawaii.

Beck expressed to the Dispatch that he chose their based on the great coaching staff, phenomenal facilities and atmosphere.

The Huskies hosted Hughson in a best-of-three series this past Monday through Thursday for a trip to the SJS D-V final on Friday, May 26.

MARYSVILLE, CA (MPG) - The Marysville Indians were upset in the opening round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Division IV playoffs by the Galt Warriors 1-0 on Tuesday, May 9.

Marysville had a lot of hard hit balls throughout the game but were unsuccessful in getting a run in. The lone run scored in the sixth inning off a passed ball by Indians senior pitcher Jack Howsley and senior catcher Maddox Marino was inches away from keeping the game a tie score.

Marysville head coach Bill Rollins was happy with how his team fought through the season and dealt with adversity. The Indians started the season 2-7 and turned it around to a 13-4 record the rest of the season beginning at the South San Francisco Tournament.

Marysville senior pitcher Thomas Hinojosa threw five solid innings as he struck out seven. The run that scored was credited and charged to Hinojosa as he walked that runner before he exited the game.

A key moment in the fifth inning shifted when Indians senior first baseman Dairius Jacobs was ejected by the home plate umpire after he struck out. It was crucial because Jacobs' hitting slot came up in the bottom of the seventh. With one out in the bottom of the seventh and a runner on first base. The replacement for Jacobs rolled the ball over and hit into a game-ending double play.

The Indians are graduating 12 seniors this season and look to bounce back next season with a new pitching identity as most seniors pitched on the hill for Marysville this season.

Yuba City
GRANITE BAY, CA (MPG) - The Yuba City Honkers re established themselves this season as they made in back to the postseason for the first time since the 2019 season, but they fell to the Granite Bay Grizzlies in the first round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division II playoffs 8-1 on Tuesday, May 9.

Yuba City was consistently able to get hits throughout the game, but wasn’t able to produce runs. The Honkers were led by senior outfielder Brent Gallegos with three of the nine total hits by Yuba City throughout the game.

Honkers senior pitcher Jayke Gonzalez pitched 2.2 innings and gave up the majority of the damage by Granite Bay as he was charged five runs off of seven hits, but did strikeout five Grizzlies.

Yuba City head coach Maury Castaneda told the Dispatch he was proud of his team and there were multiple moments throughout the season that made him proud.

Castaneda expressed the opening game of the season where Honkers’ legend and former coach Jim Stassi came in support of the team.

“Anytime you get to see the history of Honker baseball come out and support, it’s a big deal,” Castaneda said.

Yuba City loses half of its roster to graduation, but there were multiple players on the roster this season that were sophomores, so the experience they come back with next season will be paramount that finished second in the competitive Capital Valley Conference.