Wildcats nine sweeps RC Classic to stay unbeaten
Whitney High’s baseball team continued its winning ways by defeating Colfax 6-4 last week to win the River City Classic in West Sacramento. It was the Wildcats 12th win in a row without a defeat this season.
The Falcons were able to slow Whitney’s hitting a bit but not enough to turn back the maroon-and-gold.
Brandon Espley was 2-2 at the plate to include a double and two runs batted in. He also scored for the ‘Cats.
Drew Romo also had two hits and scored twice. JR Robinson had a double to score two runs and Josh Little added two RBI with a single. Little also crossed the dish.
Robinson pitched for six innings giving up five hits while striking out six. Ben Murphy closed out the game with two Ks to his credit.
Also falling to Whitney in the Classic were River Valley (5-2), Armijo (14-4) and Liberty Ranch (12-10).
RV’s Falcons were able to tag Wildcats’ pitching with 10 hits but the stingy ‘Cats just wouldn’t give up the runs.
Robinson and Trevor Abrams both blasted doubles to drive in two runs each. PJ Floyd led the scoring with two runs while Robinson, Abrams and Little provided the rest. Romo, Little and Aaron Winter also had hits.
On the hill, Little got the win and Robinson the save. Murphy also threw for an inning and had one strikeout.
Armijo took the brunt of Whitney’s power at the plate giving up 19 hits. Floyd had three, Robinson three and Espley three. Getting two each were Winter, Abrams, Little and Austin Harris.
Robinson had a double and a triple; Winter, Abrams, Ruhkala, Espley and Romo had doubles.
Romo held the Indians to four runs in five innings while fanning five.
Liberty Ranch scored the highest run total against the Wildcats but couldn’t pull off the win.
The Hawks scored seven runs in the fourth inning but the ‘Cats had multiple runs in three of the seven innings.
Winter led the 15-hit barrage with three hits and an RBI. He also scored twice. Abrams had three RBI on two hits and Harris brought home two runners with a single.
Robinson improved his slugging average with a double and a triple to drive in a run. Floyd doubled, singled and drove in a run and Ruhkala had two hits.
Scoring twice were Floyd, Winter, Robinson and Romo.
Whitney head coach Rob Dorchak sent Chris Schwarz, Murphy and Diego Susbilla to the mound with Susbilla picking up the win.
The Wildcats now sit at 12-0 in preseason play.
Capital Athletic League – Whitney 12-0, Antelope 11-0, Cordova 7-4-1, El Camino 6-5, Rio Americano 6-5-1 and Mira Loma 4-7.
Schedule –April 3, at Antelope, April 5, at Mira Loma.
River City Baseball Classic
March 25-27, West Scramento
WHITNEY 6, COLFAX 4
Falcons 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 – 4
Wildcats 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 – 6
Whitney 5, River Valley 2
Whitney 14, Armijo 4
Whitney 12, Liberty Ranch 10