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Wildcatz boys’ volleyball team remains unbeaten in PCAL Mission action | Sports Roundup – The Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville Significant boys’ volleyball group defeated cross-city rival Pajaro Valley in sweeping trend (25-15, 25-20, 25-12) in Pacific Coast Athletic League Mission Division enjoy Thursday night.

Senior middle hitter Isaak Vargas explained obtaining the league earn was a major momentum shift for them, specially likely into the last stretch of the season. 

“I think we’re truly hitting our stride, doing the job as a group,” Vargas explained. “It’s pretty neat that we can work tough at apply and it pays off in the sport.”

The ‘Catz, who are however stay undefeated at 6- in league play, received the 1st set, 25-15, and appeared to be in overall regulate from the start off.

But the Grizzlies jumped out to a 14-10 guide in the second set. Vargas said they shed concentration as a crew and created simple errors these kinds of as not speaking with each other.

“That’s what we’ll function on in observe this approaching week and it is only likely to get far better,” he mentioned. 

Watsonville coach Crystal Cornejo-Perez reported she was worried how they would answer immediately after profitable a five-established fight versus Alvarez Substantial on April 12.

The ‘Catz arrived crawling again to recapture the momentum and get the 2nd established, 25-20. They began the third established with a 6- run and under no circumstances looked back again.

“I consider they really feel greater since that very last recreation was rough,” she explained. 

Watsonville (7-3, 6-) will host Alisal Superior on Monday at 4:30pm. Vargas explained they’ll go into the match with the exact mindset, primarily recognizing that they have a major bulls eye on their backs. 

“I believe we have experienced it considering the fact that Day 1,” Vargas reported. “We’ve generally experienced that excellent mindset that we’re the most effective. We hope for every person to arrive with their best…it would make the activity much more exciting.” 

Baseball

Aptos 3, San Lorenzo Valley : Senior pitcher Owen Dueck recorded six strikeouts for the Mariners in their gain in excess of the Cougars in Santa Cruz Coastline Athletic League enjoy Friday.

Dueck, who is committed to enjoy at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, gave up 4 hits and just one stroll in the shutout victory.  

Gabe Gaeckle was 3-for-3 with a two-operate house operate, a double and two operates scored for the Mariners, and teammate Matt Hood was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Aptos (13-6, 10-1) will participate in at Los Altos (7-13) on Saturday at noon and at Soquel (3-15, 2-9) on Tuesday at 4:30pm.

St. Francis 7, King Town 1: Freshman pitcher Nash Horton recorded 8 strikeouts for the Sharks in their gain around the Mustangs in PCAL Mission Division participate in Thursday. 

Horton gave up just one attained operate on 4 hits and two walks in six innings of get the job done on the mound.

Micah Cervantes, a sophomore, finished with two strikeouts in the seventh in relief of Horton.

Seth Vazquez, a senior, batted 1-for-2 with a triple, a sacrifice fly, 3 RBIs and one run scored for the Sharks. Fellow teammates JR Ibarra, Joel Mendoza, Kai Cost and Horton all had multiple hits. 

St. Francis (14-4, 7-2) will engage in at Soledad (16-5, 9-3) on Monday at 4pm.

Softball

Salinas 2, Watsonville 1: Senior infielder Rylee Gomez scored the Wildcatz’s lone operate in their loss to the Cowboys in PCAL Gabilan Division engage in Thursday.

Gomez batted 1-for-3, and fellow senior teammate Marissa Martinez batted 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Martinez also threw for two innings in reduction of Mariah Segura, who gave up two attained operates on 6 hits and recorded 3 strikeouts for the Wildcatz (12-7, 2-5), who will host North Salinas (4-10, 2-6) on Thursday at 4:30pm.