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Territorial Dispatch

Huskies Continue Success Against Dbacks, Honkers and Falcons Continue CVC Play

Apr 10, 2024 04:09PM ● By Steven Bryla, photos by Steven Bryla
River Valley senior infielder Josiah Ruggirello (3) laces a single in the second game of a double header against Woodcreek on Saturday, April 6.

Sutter 4, Union Mine 0

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA (MPG) - The Sutter Union baseball team stayed perfect against the Union Mine Diamondbacks as they won the game 4-0 on Saturday, April 6, in a future Major League Baseball stadium.

Sutter and Union Mine faced off in Sutter Health Park in West Sacramento for the third consecutive season as the high school players got the opportunity to play on a current Triple-A field after fundraising.

Sutter Logan Yacavace Huskies Union Mine

 Sutter senior shortstop/pitcher Logan Yacavace singles a ball up the middle in the Huskies’ 4-0 victory over Union Mine on Saturday, April 6, at Sutter Health Park in West Sacramento.

Huskies Head Coach Stewart Peterson expressed to the Dispatch that the players fundraised and sold ticket vouchers for future Sacramento River Cats games as part of the agreement to play in the park.

Peterson told the Dispatch that Sutter has been a part of the experience for a lot of years, and all levels in the program this season had the opportunity to play at Sutter Health Park.

It was also noted last week that the Oakland Athletics of MLB announced that they would be sharing the stadium with the River Cats for the 2025-27 seasons. 

The Huskies’ freshmen team played in the middle of March, and the junior varsity played prior to the varsity team last Saturday.

Huskies senior shortstop/pitcher Logan Yacavace, who has played in a few games at Sutter Health Park, told the Dispatch that it was an honor to be able to play on a great field.

“Sutter baseball has done a lot for us,” Yacavace said. He added that he is appreciative of the opportunities to play in a great facility like last Saturday night and play in tournaments like San Diego.

Peterson gave everyone on his roster the opportunity to get into the game. The seven Huskies who pitched for Sutter in the game combined for a two-hit shutout performance on the mound. 

Huskies junior outfielder Jonny Munger and junior utility Connor Inglin led Sutter with two hits a piece in the game.

The Huskies were scheduled to begin Pioneer Valley League play against Wheatland this past Tuesday and yesterday, April 11.

Peterson added that he wants to see Sutter continue and progress as a team and continue getting better each day.

Yuba City 

YUBA CITY, CA (MPG) - The Yuba City Honkers baseball team won their Capital Valley Conference series against the Antelope Titans as they took two out of the three game series from last week.

Yuba City Honkers Antelope

 Yuba City sophomore utility Brody Miller (1) connects with a pitch in the Honkers’ 2-1 victory over Antelope on Tuesday, April 2.

Yuba City won an extra-inning game on Tuesday, April 2, and then split a double header against Antelope on Friday, April 5.

The Titans win in the series gave them their first victory in the CVC and the Honkers moved one game above .500 in league play.

Yuba City defensively still averaged over three errors in a game this season as the Honkers committed 57 errors in their 18 games played as play concluded on Friday, April 5.

Yuba City was scheduled to begin a tough series against Woodcreek, who is the four-time defending champion of the CVC in Woodcreek.

The Honkers are seeking their first victory over the Timberwolves since the 2019 season.

River Valley

YUBA CITY, CA (MPG) - The River Valley Falcons baseball team stayed winless in the Capital Valley Conference as they were swept by Woodcreek in a three-game series last week.

Errors defensively have hurt River Valley as they have had trouble gaining any momentum during games as they committed 16 total errors in the series against Woodcreek.

Additionally, the Falcons have been in games, but there is a single inning that hurts them throughout their games where they are unable to recover.

River Valley was scheduled to start their new CVC series against Inderkum this week to finish up the first half of league play.