This Week In Natomas Prep Sports

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Inderkum High School baseball is off to an impressive start with the Tigers showing serious firepower at 3-0 so far.

Sophomore outfielder Austin Thurman ranks among the top 10 in the state wit home runs (2), RBIs (11) and is batting an impressive .700 with just 10 at bats the first three games. Add a three-man pitching rotation of left handers, including sophomore Isaiah Nunez and junior Carl Anderson (15 Ks in 11 Innings), and the Tigers are off to the best start in school history.

Here’s a look at Inderkum’s other prep teams:

Girls soccer: The Lady Tigers were in the midst of a three-game win streak headed into the Christian Brothers Invitational. Missing this season is 2012 Tri-County Conference co-MVP Cheyenne Maxwell, now at Southeastern Louisiana University. axwell’s younger sister and 2012 all-league honoree junior Hailey Maxwell is on the field along with senior captain Makayla Ruvalcaba.

Girls softball: Despite losing three all-TCC members in Gabby Bogear, Tatyana Shulz and co-MVP Leona Lafaele, the Lady Tigers are off to a 3-1 start this season. Inderkum split two games on day one of the 22nd Annual Preseason Tourney. Inderkum beat Monterey Trail 9-0 and lost to Armijo of Fairfield 4-2.

Over at Natomas High School, the Nighthawks’ boys baseball team lost their season opener, 18-0 to Rosemont. Natomas High will play Marysville 4 p.m. Monday at home.

Here’s a look at Natomas High’s other prep teams:

Girls softball: The Lady Nighthawks have been one of the busiest teams in the Sacramento area with nine games played already. Natomas beat Valley 27-0 on Monday. Marissa Herrera-Rosales leads the team with at .417 batting average (10-24) and four doubles while senior Alexandria Tinoco leads with four homeruns and 14 RBIs. The Lady Nighthawks played Grant High at home on Friday.

Girls soccer: The Lady Nighthawks are off to a 4-2 start, including a 2-1 victory over Foothill High School on Thursday. Sophomore Evelyn Cordero leads the team with 11 points off four goals and three assists. Senior Gladys Gutierrez has chipped in with nine points off seven assists and one goal. Next week is a busy one for Natomas, the girls soccer team will play three games in three days beginning with a home game against Foothill on Monday, and on the road Tuesday at Center High School and Wednesday at Woodland High School to begin TCC play.

Boys tennis: Led by Ricky Ratiff and Chris Lee, Natomas will open TCC play Monday at Woodland.

If we missed your team, please contact Trevor Horn at [email protected].

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