Mitch Walding

High school: St. Mary’s

Sport: Baseball

Professional: Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies AAA)

Walding, a 26-year-old third baseman, started the season with a three-game hit streak against Rochester, with a single and an RBI in a 4-2 loss, a 2-for-5 day with a home run and five RBIs in a 12-3 win, and a single and an RBI in a 4-1 win. In the last game of the series, he went hitless but had a sacrifice fly for another RBI.

Gio Brusa

High school: St. Mary’s

Sport: Baseball

Professional: Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants AA)

Brusa, a 25-year-old first baseman, went 0-for-4 across three games with the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels before being reassigned to the class A-Advanced San Jose Giants on Tuesday.

Zach Phillips

High school: Galt

Sport: Baseball

Professional: Acereros del Norte (Mexican League)

Phillips, a 32-year-old left-handed pitcher, made his first relief appearance of the year on Sunday, with a scoreless inning and one hit allowed in a 6-3 win over Saraperos de Saltillo.

Alex Patterson

High school: St. Mary’s

Sport: Baseball

College: UC Santa Barbara

Patterson, a senior right-hander, went 2 1/3 innings of relief in a 14-12 win over Stephen F. Austin, with three runs allowed (two earned) on a hit and a walk, with four strikeouts.

Mason Blansett

High school: Lodi

Sport: Baseball

College: Whittier

Blansett, a senior second baseman, had a single, an RBI and a run in an 8-6 win over Chapman, the first game of a three-game series. In a 4-3 loss, he had a walk and a run, and then had a single in a 3-2 win.

Bradi Kooyman

High school: Elliot

Sport: Softball

College: Pacific

Kooyman, a junior infielder, had a walk and a run in a 12-3 loss to San Diego on Saturday.

Ali Smith

High school: Lodi

Sport: Softball

College: McPherson (Kan.)

Smith, a junior outfielder, contributed in all four games of two double-headers this week, starting with a single in an 11-1 win and a single and a run in a 6-3 win over Bethel. She went 3-for-3 with an RBI in an 8-0 win, and a single in an 8-2 win over Bethany.

Brittany Baroni

High school: Liberty Ranch

Sport: Softball

College: McPherson (Kan.)

Baroni, a junior pitcher, got two wins in two appearances, one in each double-header. She went five innings in the second game against Bethel, with three runs allowed on 10 hits and two strikeouts, then went 6 2/3 innings in the second game against Bethany, with two runs (one earned) on six hits and three strikeouts.

Lauren Garoutte

High school: Tokay

Sport: Softball

College: William Jessup

Garoutte, a senior outfielder, had a busy week, with hits in all six games of a double-header against San Diego Christian and a four-game series against Saint Katherine. Against SD Christian, she had a two-run home run in an 11-2 win and went 2-for-2 in an 8-0 loss, then she launched into the Saint Katherine series with a 3-for-4 day featuring a home run, two double, four RBIs and two runs in an 11-2 win. She was 2-for-5 with two RBIs in an 11-5 win, had a single and a run in a 4-2 loss and had a solo home run in a 5-3 win.

Celina Maberto

High school: Liberty Ranch

Sport: Softball

College: Glenville State (W.Va.)

Maberto, a sophomore pitcher, had three relief appearances in the last week, with three runs allowed in two innings of a 9-0 loss to West Virginia State, then went 5 2/3 innings of a 7-4 loss to Charleston, with one run allowed on four hits and two strikeouts. In another loss to Charleston, she pitched two innings and allowed no runs.

Madi Sepp

High school: Elliot

Sport: Softball

College: Menlo

Sepp, a freshman, played second base in a double-header against San Diego Christian, going 3-for-5 with a double, two walks and three RBIs.

Aliah Cisneros

High school: Tokay

Sport: Softball

College: Cosumnes River

Cisneros, a freshman outfielder, had hits in double-headers against Sierra and Fresno City this week, with a single and an RBI against Sierra, a single and a run in the second game (both losses), then a single in a 6-4 loss to Fresno, and a triple and three RBIs in an 8-4 win.

Sydney Giovannoni

High school: Tokay

Sport: Softball

College: Cosumnes River

Giovannoni, a freshman infielder, was 2-for-2 with a run in the win over Fresno.

Kayley Rocha

High school: Liberty Ranch

Sport: Softball

College: Cosumnes River

Rocha, a freshman outfielder, had a single and a run in the first Sierra loss, then had a run in the second. She added a single and an RBI in the first Fresno game.

Jordyn Farren

High school: Liberty Ranch

Sport: Softball

College: Sacramento City

Farren, a freshman catcher, had a solo home run and a run in double-header wins over Santa Rosa, then went 2-for-3 with a two-run shot and three RBIs in a 6-1 win over Delta.

Shelby Featherston

High school: Lodi

Sport: Softball

College: Santa Barbara CC

Featherston, a freshman, went 2-for-3 with a triple, two RBIs and two runs in a 16-3 win over Cuesta, then had a single in the first of a double-header against LA Valley, a 9-8 loss. In the second, a 19-13 loss, Featherston went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer.

Jenna Schneider

High school: Tokay

Sport: Softball

College: Hesston (Kan.)

Schneider, a sophomore infielder, was 3-for-4 with a home run in an 11-6 win over Pratt CC on Friday.

Ethan Torres

High school: Liberty Ranch

Sport: Baseball

College: Cosumnes River

Torres, a freshman left-hander, pitched an inning of relief in a 5-2 loss to Santa Rosa, allowing an unearned run on three hits.

Do you know of a local athlete who has continued playing at the college or pro levels? If so, the News-Sentinel encourages you (parents, coaches, athletes and anyone else) to update us on how these former athletes are doing. We'd like to update our readers as often as possible. You can reach the News-Sentinel sports department by phone at 369-7035 or by e-mail at sports@lodinews.com.

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