GOLF: Cal State Open Second Round

Inland Sports Senior Writer Derryl Trujillo has second round coverage from the California State Open at Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta.

Cal State Open Second Round

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REV Football, JW North Football, Great Oak Volleyball (6-22-22)

The Inland Sports Summer Football Series rolls on to REV as Wildcats head coach Gavin Pachot talks about the team this season and moving forward with a new stadium on campus.

We also check-in with JW North head coach OP Vaipulu as the Huskies prepare to join the Ivy League this year.

Plus, Great Oak’s new volleyball coach Hannah Schaffer talks about taking over the Wolfpack program.

And we’ll be giving away four more tickets to the Inland Empire 66ers!

Murrieta Mesa Football, Arlington Football & UC Riverside Hoops (6-15-22)

We continue our summer football series as we preview teams heading into the 2022 season.

Our guests:

Murrieta Mesa head coach Oscar McBride

Arlington head coach Kevin Argumosa

We also check-in with UC Riverside men’s basketball coach Mike Magpayo to talk about his upcoming youth camps and the team’s trip to Australia!

Plus, we give away four more tickets to the Inland Empire 66ers!

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SOFTBALL: Inland Sports All-Area Team

Inland Sports Senior Writer Derryl Trujillo offers up his all-area softball team: Inland Sports All-Area Softball Team.

SOFTBALL: Mattison Beliveau in hospital prior to SoCal Regional

Hillcrest ace Mattison Beliveau led the Trojans to a CIF Southern Section Division 6 title before ending up in the emergency room before the start of the SoCal Regional.

Inland Sports Senior Writer Derryl Trujillo has more: Beliveau lands in emergency room.

Vikings RB Alexander Mattison, Aquinas Football Coach Jordan Brusig, CIF State Champ Cade Moran (6-8-22)

We continue our 2022 football previews with the Aquinas Falcons and head coach Jordan Brusig. The Falcons are preparing for a new league and a highly anticipated contest vs. Cajon. Aquinas is coming-off a CIF Southern Section Division 7 championship and a reached a CIF State championship game.

We also have Murrieta Mesa thrower Cade Moran who won the CIF state championship in the shot put and finished runner-up in the Discus.

Plus, we catch up with Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison as he returns home to San Bernardino to host his “I am Gifted” football and life skills camp.

And we’re giving away four more tickets to the Inland Empire 66ers!

 

SOFTBALL: Roosevelt rally not enough in DI SoCal Finals

Late rally by Mustangs falls short & Lions win CIF-State D1 SoCal Regional title:

Oaks Christian (34-1): 2-0-4-0-0-0-0=6    9    2

Roosevelt         (28-3): 2-0-0-0-0-3-0=5    5   4

By: Derryl Trujillo 

Inland Sports Senior Writer

Eastvale (Roosevelt HS)-

One way or another the 2022 season was ending Saturday afternoon in Eastvale for the Roosevelt & Oaks Christian softball teams. The only question left to answer over two plus hours was who’d be hoisting CIF-State championship hardware…a Roosevelt team looking to add a second title in two weeks or an Oaks Christian side eager for redemption after a tough loss in the D1 CIF-SS quarterfinals? After a lengthy rally over the last two innings which saw Roosevelt close a 6-2 deficit to 6-5 and load the bases in the seventh Oaks Christian survived and brings home the CIF-State SoCal division one regional title. 

Alyvia Hernandez started for Roosevelt & Oaks Christian had early success in the first inning getting the ball into play against her. The Lions got three straight runners aboard on a single and two errors and scored their first two runs on a Ilove’a Brittingham single. 

In the Mustang first inning Ashlee Annett reached on an error and scored on a first pitch two out homer down the left field line from Alexia Lopez to make it a 2-2 game after one. 

After a one, two, three second inning the Lions bats picked up right where they left off in the first as starting pitcher Mikaela Kastor led off with a double down the left field line, scoring on an RBI single from Anahi Arreola. A batter later Lily Knox had a two run homer to left center which put the Lions up 5-2 and Heaven Oliva’s RBI single made it 6-2 after three. Four out of the first five Oaks Christian batters reached base in the only tough inning for Hernandez. 

Oaks Christian didn’t score again and was held to just two hits and a pair of strikeouts the rest of the way. 

Lions coach Pete Ackerman said “When you put the ball in play good things happen offensively. Yesterday we only had two ground ball outs so I was really pleased with how we hit the ball. That being said we knew Roosevelt had one last punch in them but that final pitch from Mikaela was something else.”

Meanwhile the Mustangs refused to go down without a fight, scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth to make it a 6-5 game as Lopez came through with a 2 RBI single and Emily Carr added an RBI single of her own with one out. On the Carr single Lopez was thrown out trying to take third base and Kastor got a strikeout against Marissa Morales to escape the threat. 

In the seventh with two outs the Mustangs made Kastor work for out twenty one, loading the bases with two outs on a walk from Payton Walker, Annett’s single up the middle, and Jordan Elias’ walk. Kayla Lyon, hero of the semifinal win against Camarillo, faced Kastor and struck out looking on a 3-2 curveball to end the game. 

Kastor remarked “We weren’t going to let that one game (the Los Alamitos loss in CIF-SS D1 quarterfinals) define us but the time off definitely gave us a chance to decompress and coming in I knew we’d be ready to go. I’m so glad we got the opportunity to get here and play a great Roosevelt team and finish the year together..” 

Roosevelt coach Mike Smith said “I couldn’t be prouder of them for making a game of it and giving ourselves an opportunity to come through late. Alyvia pitched her heart out today and gave us a chance to make that run at them and Alexia was huge for us offensively. They’ve just been a really special group to coach.”

It should be noted that both sides were missing players affiliated with the Mercado 18U travel team. 

WP: Kastor, Mikaela>> CG, 5 runs, 6 hits, 5 K’s, 4 BB’s 

LP: Hernandez, Alyvia>> CG, 6 runs, 9 hits, 4 K’s 0 BB’s 

Leading Hitters:

Oaks Christian>>Brittingham 2-3 w 2 RBI

Roosevelt>>Annett 2-3 w a run scored, Alexia Lopez 2-3 w 4 RBI and a run scored 

Derryl Trujillo can be reached at socaltrekkie@gmail.com. He has been the Senior Writer for Inland Sports since 2018 and is the 2019 IEBCA Supporter of the Year award winner.

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