Dosa leads Tam to defeat Branson

Kaiden Dossa had a big game at the plate and on the mound as Tam defeated Branson 7-2 on Tuesday.

Dossa, who scored the leadoff hitter, set the table for the Tam all game with three hits, two RBIs and a pair of runs scored. As a pitcher, Dosa went 5.1 innings, allowing three hits and two earned runs while striking out four.

After being shut out in the first, the Red-tailed Hawks (10-9, 9-4 MCAL) scored runs in the next five straight innings. The win keeps Tam in third place ahead of four-loss Novato and five-loss San Marin.

Cooper Tenney led Branson (10-8, 4-7) with two hits, two RBIs and a run scored.

  • Novato rode a five-run second inning to build a big lead against San Rafael, then hold on for a 7-5 victory on Tuesday. JP Harmon, who announced his commitment to play for the University of Mississippi via Twitter earlier in the day, had two hits and drove in two runs to pace the Hornets (13-5, 7-4). Julian Oliver had two hits and drove in a run. CJ Harter drove in two runs for the Bulldogs (1-14, 0-11).
  • Archie Williams scored in each of the first four innings en route to a 5-1 victory against Terra Linda on Tuesday. Luca Genovese (two hits, run) and Jack Evans (two hits, two runs) led the way for the Roaming Falcons (7-11, 5-6). Hayden Biesiadecki had an RBI for TL (3-14, 2-9).
  • Aidan Cohen pitched a good game for San Domenico, but the Panthers fell 5-2 on Monday to University. Cohen allowed two runs on four hits and struck out seven in six innings. The Panthers’ two runs came in the second inning on a double by Oliver Swain.

College baseball

College of Marin rallied for seven runs in the bottom of the third inning in an 8-6 loss to Yuba on Tuesday. COM (19-16, 12-4 Bay Valley) took a 2-0 lead on RBIs by Joey Taddie and Steven Elsner before Yuba took control of the game in the third.

Jacob Campbell paced the Mariners with three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Prep softball

Brooke Younkin allowed four hits and struck out four as Novato picked up a rare win against San Marin with a 3-1 victory Monday night. Coach Paul Perryman said it was the first time the Hornets had beaten the Mustangs in more than 20 years.

Seanna Madsen drove in Claire Hannan for the game-winning run for the Hornets (8-9, 2-7). The result kept San Marin (6-7, 5-4) in a tie for the fourth and final playoff spot with Tam with five games remaining for both teams.

Golf for boys

Branson School’s Aria Saluha carded a medalist 2-under 34 at Peacock Gap to lead the Bulls past San Marin, 195-22, on Tuesday.

  • Jack Mount shot a 38 at the Meadow Club on Monday to lead Redwood into a three-game sweep against San Marin and Archie Williams. The Giants had a balanced score en route to 203. Noah Duncan’s 42 paced the Mustangs, who beat the Peregrine Falcons 231-251. Colton Mansbridge scored 45 for Archie Williams.
  • Tam High golfer Ben Friedman shot a two-round 4-under 140 as the Junior Tour of Northern California made a stop in Solano County last weekend. Friedman finished second to Benicia’s Mario Stump in a tiebreaker during the tournament held at Rancho Solano and Paradise Valley Golf Courses. Mill Valley’s Hayden Thill tied for 23rd at 8-over 152, followed by Terra Linda’s Sean Madden (28th, 9-over 153) and Novato resident Mason Sylvester (31st, 10-over 154 ).

Mountain cycling

Redwood High riders Charlotte Philkill and Matthew Marotto won varsity events at Six Sigma Winery in Clearlake over the weekend. Marotto finished the four-lap boys race (1 hour, 8 minutes, 06.57 seconds), just a fraction of a second ahead of the next two finishers. Archie Williams High School’s Noah Bott placed fifth in the varsity boys race (1:10:57.63) and San Marin’s Tyler Hemmings was 18th (1:30:06.60). Tam’s Jack Robinson won the sophomore race.

  • Filkill won the varsity girls race in 1:21:26.31, with Branson School’s Haley Joslov third (1:25:40.80) and the Falcons’ Alexandra Stein eighth (1:31:03.31).

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