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Vista bats warming up with the weather

By: Matt Long, Sports Editor
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The pitching might not be where Scott Seffens would like, but there’s no denying that Vista del Lago’s varsity baseball team is hitting the ball well.

The Eagles scored 37 runs on 40 hits in three Sierra Valley Conference wins last week, improving to 5-1 in league play and 10-1 overall. After allowing six runs to Union Mine and then eight to Cosumnes Oaks, Vista finished the week with a good pitching performance, as Josh Pfeffer pitched a one-hit, five-inning complete game victory over Liberty Ranch.

Against the Hawks, Mike Majeski had three hits and scored two runs, while Ryan Kuzinich, Nick Schumacher and Nick Rametta each had two hits. Kuzinich, Rametta and Pfeffer drove in two runs each, while Kuzinich and Zach Stolarow scored two runs in the 11-0 win.

In the 13-8 win over Cosumnes Oaks Thursday, Vista had 15 hits. Kevin Gough led the way with four hits, two RBIs and three runs scored. Pfeffer, Rametta and Schumacher both had three hits and two RBIs. Stolarow finished with two hits and three RBIs.

Tyler Kaim started the game on the mound and was replaced by Matt Huddlestun in the fifth, who gave the Eagles three strong innings after pitching four Monday against Union Mine.

Things didn't look good early on in Vista del Lago's game against Union Mine.

The Eagles allowed four runs in the first inning and after getting one run back in the third, promptly gave up two more in the top of the fourth and trailed 6-1.

Vista, however, scored six runs in the fourth and five more in the fifth to take control of the game on its way to a 13-6 win.

Majeski had three hits; including two doubles, and drove in two runs, while Gough had two hits with four RBIs. Stolarow, Rametta and Matt Jimison each had two hits and two RBIs apiece.

Majeski started the game on the mound, before Huddlestun relieved him and picked up the win.