Alex Valesek tossed a complete-game four-hitter as the San Rafael Pacifics stretched their early-season win streak to five following a 10-0 road victory against Martinez on Sunday.
Valesek struck out 15 hitters against one walk on 137 pitches. San Rafael (7-1 Pecos League) put the game beyond doubt with a six-run sixth inning to make it 8-0.
Leadoff hitter Kyle Guerra had three hits and drove in four runs. Nick Smith and Grant Victor had two hits apiece and Victor added two RBIs.
The Pacifics also picked up an 8-4 win against Marysville on Saturday, jumping in front 4-0 in the first inning. Marysville scored three times in the third inning before San Rafael gradually pulled away in the later innings.
Smith led the way offensively with two hits and two RBIs. C.J. Breen reached base four times with two hits and two walks.
Starting pitcher Kohto Hasegawa went six innings, allowing four hits and three earned runs.
Knicks take first loss
The Novato Knicks baseball team took its first loss of the season Sunday, falling 8-3 against the Humboldt Crabs.
The Knicks (2-1) came into the game looking to cap a three-game sweep to start the season. Ansel Carson, Zane Bennett and Eli Hancock had two hits apiece.
The Knicks were coming off a 2-0 win on Saturday that doubled as the 800th victory of manager Brett Kim’s career.
Marin Catholic announced a trio of National Letter of Intent signees on Twitter Sunday.
Quarterback Joey Cook is headed to Sacramento State University, Cooper Haswell is bound for the University of Nevada Las Vegas and Santiago Hitchcock is going to San Diego Mesa College.