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Territorial Dispatch

Huskies Stay Perfect in Sweep over Twelve Bridges

Mar 27, 2024 03:27PM ● By Steven Bryla, photos by Steven Bryla

Sutter junior infielder Ezra Hillery (2) fields and throws a ball to first base in the Huskies’ 15-2 victory over Twelve Bridges on Tuesday, March 19.

SUTTER, CA (MPG) - The Sutter Huskies stayed perfect on the season as they swept the two-game series against Twelve Bridges in 15-2 and 2-1 victories.

On Tuesday, March 19, Sutter blasted Twelve Bridges in the series opener and eventually run-ruled the game in five innings. Sutter junior pitcher Jonny Munger pitched five innings, gave up two hits along with two runs and struck out three.

Huskies senior pitcher/outfielder Rylan Giovannoni and junior outfielder Carson Bishop still lead Sutter in hits on the season, but heading into the San Diego Lions tournament that began on Monday, March 25, the Huskies had a team batting average of over .319.

Sutter senior outfielder Trenton Duchene (20) goes to catch a fly ball in the Huskies’ 15-2 win over Twelve Bridges on Tuesday, March 19.

Giovannoni told the Dispatch that he is seeing the ball better off the bat by treating an at-bat like a two-strike approach.

Giovannoni added that they are going to continue giving their best effort every game regardless of the result of the game.

Huskies Head Coach Stewart Peterson told the Dispatch that a lot of the team has done a lot of extra work to fine tune their craft.

Sutter junior pitcher Jonny Munger (12) tosses a pitch in the Huskies’ 15-2 victory over Twelve Bridges on Tuesday, March 19.

In the Sutter 2-1 victory on Thursday, Marcy 21, Huskies senior pitcher Kasey Combo picked up his fourth win on the season, which was the most on the team prior to the beginning of the San Diego tournament.

Combo was utilized as a relief pitcher last season with 11 appearances, and this season he is being utilized as a reliever and a starter.

Combo said to the Dispatch that the only difference between being a starter and having a relief role is the first inning. He added he feels his velocity has gone up and stamina has risen in the past year. 

Sutter junior outfielder Carson Bishop (3) steals a bag in the Huskies’ 15-2 win against Twelve Bridges on Tuesday, March 19.

In his 25.1 innings of work prior to the tournament, Combo was 4-0 with a 1.11 earned run average and allowed 15 hits, and struck out 24 opposing hitters.



MARYSVILLE, CA (MPG) - The Marysville Indians baseball team was swept by the Bear River Bruins in both games last week.

The 6-2 loss on March 19 and 5-0 loss on March 21 kept the Indians winless in the Pioneer Valley League, but they did beat the Western Sierra Collegiate Academy of Rocklin on Monday, March 18, 10-3.

Marysville junior infielder Benjamin Barajas and freshman pitcher Julien Johnson are two of the offensive bright spots in the Indians hitting lineup.

The Indians were scheduled to host Florin (Sacramento) on Monday and to continue PVL play this week against Wheatland on Tuesday and Thursday. 

Wheatland was a perfect 4-0 going into the PVL series against Marysville as the Pirates swept Twelve Bridges and Colfax in the first two league series.



YUBA CITY, CA (MPG) - The River Valley Falcons baseball team split their games last week as they lost to Las Plumas and beat Grant in their first of a two-week break from Capital Valley Conference play.

In the 7-0 loss to Las Plumas on Tuesday, March 19, Las Plumas did their damage in the second inning as a couple of errors and walks contributed to an early 5-0 lead for the Thunderbirds. 

A River Valley senior infielder had three hits in the game, including a couple doubles to put himself in scoring position, but was unable to score from there.

The Falcons were unable to complete a minimum number of innings to complete a game against Grant on Friday, March 22, due to the weather conditions as they were able to get three innings complete. River Valley was up 3-0 prior to the game being called a no-contest.


YUBA CITY, CA (MPG) - The Yuba City Honkers baseball team went 1-2 last week in Capital Valley Conference play as they lost two of the three games in a series with Roseville.

Yuba City is currently .500 in the CVC at 3-3 and they were scheduled to play in the El Camino Spring tournament this week.

The starting pitching for the Honkers did a great job of starting the rotation as they all made it into the fifth inning. 

Yuba City senior Cameron Johnson hit his second home run of the season during the top of the fifth inning to take a 4-3 lead in the 6-3 victory over Roseville on Friday, March 22.

According to the Honkers schedule, they were scheduled to play Cordova and Grant this past Monday to open the El Camino tournament.