Sutter’s Riley Wickum voted SBLive’s Northern California High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Sutter junior Riley Wickum for being voted SBLive’s Northern California High School Athlete of the Week for May 3-9!

Wickum was dominant in the circle in both wins of Sutter’s impressive double-header against Lassen on Saturday. She threw 13 innings, allowed only three earned runs, and got the decision in both games. Wickum also went 3-6 with three RBIs, a walk, and a sac fly.

Wickum received 45.78% of the vote, beating out Saint Francis (Mountain View)’s Shannon Keighran who finished second with 34.64%. Archbishop Mitty’s Chris Stivaletti and Anthony Sanguinetti tied for fourth with 8.86%. There were over 45,000 votes tallied this week!

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Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of May 3-9:

Samantha Rocha, Notre Dame (Salinas) softball: Rocha got wins in both of the Spirits’ games last week, throwing five innings with one earned run in a 2-1 win over San Benito, and throwing a complete game (seven innings) shutout with 15 strikeouts against Monterrey. She also hit against Monterrey and went 2-3 with an RBI-triple and a run.

Aissa Silva, Elk Grove softball: Silva threw a complete game (seven innings) with only an unearned run allowed and 11 strikeouts in a 10-1 win against Davis. She also threw 2.1 innings with no hits or runs allowed the day before in a loss against Sutter.

Malaya Johnson, Roseville softball: Johnson was unreal in the circle as Roseville went 3-0 last week. On Monday and Wednesday she threw complete game (seven out) two-hitters with 12 strikeouts each and only one earned run allowed between them. On Friday, she threw 4.1 scoreless innings in a 7-5 win against River Valley. Additionally, Johnson went 4-10 with two doubles, three RBIs, and two runs scored in those games.

Jaylee Ojo, Sheldon softball: Ojo practically hit through the cycle in Monday’s 19-1 rout of McClatchy, going 3-3 with a double, a triple, a home run, and a walk, with four RBIs and four runs scored. The next day, she threw a complete game shutout in a 10-0 win over Pleasant Grove, and went 2-5 with an RBI and a run scored.

Reina Zermeno, Sheldon softball: In those two games, Zermeno went 6-9 with two home runs and a double, with five runs scored and four RBIs.

Jenna Birch, Del Oro softball: In a 13-1 rout of Granite Bay, Birch got the win in the circle with one earned run allowed in five innings, and also went 2-3 with three runs scored at bat.

Jessica Oakland, Saint Francis (Mountain View) softball: In two games last week, blowout wins against Archbishop Mitty and Presentation, Oakland went 5-6 with two doubles, a triple, two home runs, seven RBIs, six runs scored, and a walk.

Sydney Stewart, Saint Francis (Mountain View) softball: Stewart went 3-4 with two home runs and four RBIs, and drew three walks.

Shannon Keighran, Saint Francis (Mountain View) softball: Against one of the state’s most explosive offenses in Archbishop Mitty, Keighran, a freshman, threw seven innings with no earned runs for a win.

Brooke Davis, Escalon softball: In an 8-4 win against Sierra, Davis went 3-4 with two doubles, and also a complete game win (seven innings) in the circle.

Lexi Holihan, Vista Del Lago softball: Holihan pitched a complete game win on Monday against Del Campo, and went 3-4 with a home run at the plate. Then she threw four hitless, scoreless innings in a 5-0 win against Rio Americano on Wednesday and struck out nine.

Taylor Rodriguez, Livermore softball: Rodriguez threw a complete game (seven innings) two-hitter in a 2-1 win against Granada, allowing just one unearned run and fanning 13.

Ryan Maddox, Clovis North softball: Maddox had two complete game (seven innings) wins with just one earned run allowed last week to beat Clovis and Clovis East, and also went 3-7 at the plate.

Stella Gidcumb, Paso Robles softball: In a three-game series sweep of Righetti last week, Gidcumb went 7-10 with a homer and two doubles, plus three walks. She drove in seven and scored a whopping eight times.

Hannah Chambers, Paso Robles softball: Chambers played in two of those games, going 4-7 with a home run, a walk, six RBIs, and four runs scored. She also pitched three innings with no earned runs allowed.

Carson Gomes, Arroyo Grande baseball: In two wins against Righetti, Gomes went 5-6 with three doubles and two RBIs. He also threw a complete game (seven innings) victory on the mound with only one run allowed.

Sam Frizzi, Elk Grove baseball: Elk Grove took two games out of three against Jesuit last week, and Frizzi was key in both of those wins. On Monday he threw a complete game (seven innings) win with two earned runs allowed, and went 1-3 with a 3-run triple and a walk. He also went 2-3 with a walk and a run in Friday’s 6-5 win.

Hayden Jung-Goldberg, Palo Alto baseball: Jung-Goldberg led Palo Alto to a 3-0 week going 6-9 with a walk and five runs scored.

Josh Elam, Live Oak baseball: Elam led the way as Live Oak scored 38 runs in three games last week, going 6-10 with two walks, six RBIs and five runs.

Chris Stivaletti, Archbishop Mitty baseball: Stivaletti led the Monarchs to a three-game sweep of rival Bellarmine last week batting 7-11 with a walk and four RBIs.

Anthony Sanguinetti, Archbishop Mitty baseball: Sanguinetti threw a complete game shutout in Monday’s 5-0 win.

Dillon Goetz, Sequoia baseball: Sequoia put up 17 runs in two wins against San Mateo last week, led by Goetz’ line of 5-8 with a double, a triple, a home run, three RBIs, and three runs.

Caleb Chance, De La Salle baseball: In a 3-0 week for the Spartans, Chance went 6-8 with five runs scored and five RBIs.

Will Heron, Rio Americano baseball: Rio Americano swept El Camino in three games by a crazy aggregate score of 47-0, featuring some eye-popping stat lines from Daniel Giberson, Will Lindberg, and Nolan Barry. But Heron’s was the best: 7-10 with three home runs, a double, seven RBIs, and five runs scored.

Woody Gardina, Calaveras baseball: Calaveras played two games last week, both wins against Bret Harte, and Gardina went 6-6 with three runs and two RBIs.

Gus Toffinelli, Calaveras baseball: Toffinelli went 5-6 with a double, a triple, a walk, two runs scored and four RBIs.

Andy Rios, Calaveras baseball: Rios went 5-7 with two doubles, two walks, four RBIs, two runs, and a perfect inning on the mound.

Silvia Fonongaloa, Salesian College Preparatory girls basketball: Fonongaloa dropped 29 points and 15 boards in a 72-67 win against Antelope, and also posted 14 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks in a rout of Campolindo.

Una Jovanovic, Pinewood girls basketball: Una Jovanovic, Pinewood girls basketball: Jovanovic averaged 17.3 points, four assists, and 3.7 rebounds per game last week with an EFG% of 57.3 as Pinewood blew out all three of its opponents.

Bella Stevens, Santa Cruz girls basketball: Stevens averaged 24.3 points per game, 5.3 rebounds, and 3.3 steals per game in a 3-0 week shooting over 55% from the field.

Hailey Hoff, Archbishop Mitty girls basketball: Hoff averaged 21.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, two assists, 1.5 steals, and a block per game as Mitty beat Aragon twice. 

Malia Cabigon, Righetti girls basketball: Cabin dropped 27 points and 18 rebounds in a win over Santa Barbara, and also went for 15 points and six boards in a victory against Orcutt Academy.

Jordan Allred, Miramonte girls basketball: Allred averaged 16.3 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and 3.3 assists per game as Miramonte went 3-0.

Emmanuel Callas, Campolindo boys basketball: Callas averaged 19.3 points, eight rebounds, and three steals per game last week as Campo went 3-0 against Miramonte, Northgate, and Bishop O’Dowd.

Andrej Stojakavic, Jesuit boys basketball: Stojakavic, son of Sacramento legend Peja Stojakavic, had 17 points and nine assists in a 53-48 win over Granite Bay, and erupted for 34 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks on 15-21 shooting in a 53-46 victory against Sheldon.

Jeremiah Dargan, Clayton Valley Charter boys basketball: Dargan averaged 23 points, 10 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.5 steals, and two blocks a game on over 64% shooting in wins against Acalanes and College Park.

Miles Byrd, Lincoln (Stockton) boys basketball: Byrd led Lincoln to a 3-0 week averaging 24.7 points, seven rebounds, 3.7 assists, 3.7 steals, and two blocks per game on 60% shooting.

Jincho Rivera, St. Joseph (Santa Maria) boys basketball: Rivera led the Knights to a 4-0 week averaging 22 points, 10 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.8 steals per game on 68% shooting.

Steven Vasquez, St. Joseph (Santa Maria) boys basketball: Vasquez averaged 16.8 points, 5.8 assists, and four steals per game on 47% shooting, with a huge effective field goal percentage of 59.4%.

Jaylen Wells, Folsom boys basketball: Wells averaged 29.3 points per game as the Bulldogs went 3-0 against Vanden, Rocklin, and Del Oro.

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