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Vista takes two games from Diamondbacks

By: Staff Report
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Vista del Lago’s varsity baseball team made short work of Union Mine in games on Monday and Tuesday, winning both rather comfortably to improve to 8-3 in the Sierra Valley Conference. The Eagles played well all the way around, scoring 15 runs on 17 hits in the two games, while limiting the Diamondbacks to only three runs on 11 hits. Vista defeated Union Mine 9-1 on Monday behind Tyler Kaim, who pitched the first five innings and allowed several base runners, but kept most from touching home plate. Kaim allowed six hits and walked five, but struck out six and got out of trouble when he needed to, except when Union Mine scored their lone run in the third inning. Robert Hickman threw the last two innings, allowing one hit and a walk, while striking out four. The Eagles led 4-1 before blowing the game open with five runs in the six. Josh Pfeffer and Ryan Rodriguez led the offense, as both players had a single and a double and three RBI. Wyland Silvan also had a single and a double, scored two runs and knocked in another. Travis Fowlston doubled and knocked in a run, while Bryce Gieseke singled, drove in a run and score twice. Seth Sobottka got the start on the mound Tuesday and went six innings, allowing four hits and four walks, while striking out four. Andrew Lucio pitched a clean seventh to finish the game, a 6-2 Vista victory. Nick Scolini had two hits and was one of five Vista players with RBI along with Gieseke, Alex Muzzi, Fowlston and Silvan. The Eagles, who trail first-place El Dorado by 1 ½ games, head to Cosumnes Oaks (2-6) on Thursday for their final game of the week.