Vista baseball team wins six straight games to start the year

By: Matt Long, Sports Editor
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For the first time in school history, Vista de Lago’s baseball team has opened the season with six straight wins.

Following the Eagles’ 10-5 win over Folsom March 2, Vista won three games last week; defeating Ponderosa, 14-4, March 4, Roseville, 9-8, March 6 at Raley Field and Casa Roble, 3-0, Friday. They started this week with a 4-2 win over Galt Monday to improve to 6-0. Nick Schumacher homered and drove in two runs, while Mike Majeski doubled and knock in the team's other two runs. Majeski pitched a complete game, scattering seven hits and striking out eight to get the win.

“Everything is going well right now,” Vista coach Scott Seffens said Sunday on the eve of the start of Sierra Valley Conference play. “Offensively, for the exception of the win over Casa, we’ve been swinging it great. The pitching is coming around. Tyler (Kaim) is a little off right now, but Josh (Pfeffer) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning against Casa.”

Right now the Eagles are being led offensively by the top of its lineup. Seffens said Pfeffer, Majeski, Nick Rametta and Schumacher are all hitting the ball well. Kaim hit his second home run of the season Wednesday at Raley Field and has supplied the power.

In the 14-4 win over Ponderosa, the Eagles had 14 hits, half of which went for extra bases on triples by Pfeffer and Brady Hein and doubles by Pfeffer (2), Kevin Gough, Schumacher and Rametta.

Seffens is excited for what this season might bring.

“We knew we had a good group coming into the year,” he said. “They all listen well and they get long. We knew this was going to be an enjoyable group.”

One key for the Eagles is depth.

“We’ve got 15 guys who could play every day and that competition is good,” Seffens said. “Guys know they can’t be lazy because someone will take their spot.”

The Eagles have three league games this week. After playing Galt Monday, Vista plays host to River City today and heads to El Dorado Friday.