The Bear River softball team couldn’t have asked for a better start to the 2014 season.
After beating Nevada Union, 9-0, Wednesday, the Lady Bruins swept a double header Friday at the Jackson Tournament, topping Valley, 15-0, and Rio Americano, 3-0.
Making the two-game sweep Friday all the more impressive is the fact that both games were won with no-hitters from the Bear River pitching staff.
In the game against Valley, freshman Arielle Koerber pitched all five innings, allowing no hits, no runs and striking out 10.
Nerissa Long led the way from the plate with five RBIs, including a three-run home run.
In the game against Rio Americano Long took to the circle and threw a no-hitter, allowing no runs and striking out 11 in seven innings.
Koerber came up big from the plate in that victory with a two-run fielders choice in the sixth inning.
Maddi Ferri added two hits and Long had a double in the win.
In three games this week the Lady Bruins have outscored their opponents 27-0, and allowed just one hit.
Bear River is in the Gold Division in the Jackson Tournament and will play again at noon today.
Nevada Union 3, Jesuit 1
The Miners are rolling in the first part of the prep volleyball season, winning their third in a row Thursday, a four set victory over Jesuit, 25-22, 16-25, 15-16, 15-12.
Leading Nevada Union was Logan Kerley and Harrison McCormick with seven kills each. Chandler Heppe had five kills and eight digs. Mason Salcedo served up two aces and 18 assists. Evan Kittle had 21 assists.
The Miners are 3-0 to start the season and get back to it March 21 against Placer.
Nevada Union 6,
Rio Americano 3
The Miners improved to 2-0 to start the season, beating Rio Americano Friday by three.
Nevada Union broke a 1-1 tie in the third with two runs, then extended their lead with a three run fifth inning.
The Raiders attempted to come back scoring a run in the sixth and seventh innings, but it wasn’t enough.
Joey Souza notched the win for NU, throwing six innings, allowing two runs and striking out seven.
From the plate, Brock Grininger had four RBIs, including a three-run home run. Dalton Maxwelll had a three hit day and Noah Arriaga added two hits in the win.
The Miners are back at it Tuesday when they travel to face Woodland.
Frosh: Rio Americano 8,
Nevada Union 7
The Miners almost pulled out a tight one against Rio Americano, loading the bases in the seventh inning, but were not able to score the tying run.
Standouts for Nevada Union were Wyatt Curtis pitching two innings of shutout baseball, Matt Heyward with a pair of hits and three RBIs from the catcher position, and Nick Sims with a two-run base knock.
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