Nevada Union wrestler Will Sumner overcame an in-match injury to make a spirited run at a medal in the CIF State Wrestling Championships, but came up just short.
After winning his first two matches in the 170-pound weight class, Sumner suffered a knee injury in his third match and was disqualified from the match.
Sumner pinned his next opponent and then another to advance to the next day of competition.
Sumner was pitted against the wrestler he beat in the Masters title match, Turlock’s Albino Orozco, ranked No. 13 in the state.
Sumner and Orozco went all three periods before going to overtime. Orozco prevailed in the extra time, ending Sumner’s bid for a state championship medal.
St. John Bosco’s Anthony Valencia, Ranked No.1 in the nation, took the state title in the 170-pound class.
Bear River wins Jackson tourney
The Lady Bruins (5-0) steam rolled the competition at the Jackson Tournament, winning all four games they played by a combined score of 22-0.
Sophomore pitcher Nerissa Long pitched Bear River to the finals, beating Manteca, 3-0, in the semis. In that win, Long pitched a complete game, striking out 13, allowing one infield hit and no walks. She also went 3-for-4 from the plate with two RBIs.
Mikayla Laymance added two hits and an RBI in the win.
In the championship game against Union Mine, Long again took to the circle and pitched the Lady Bruins to a 1-0 victory. Long struck out 14 against Union Mine and allowed just one hit. She added a triple from the plate.
With the game knotted at zero in the seventh inning, Bear River’s Danielle Crilly got a one-out base knock, Brieana Maddux then sacrificed her to second and Rachel Last brought her home with a two-out double for the win.
Laymance added two hits in the game and Arielle Koerber had a double.
Long was named the tourney MVP and Laymance and Last made the All-Tourney team.
Nevada Union takes two from Colfax
The Lady Miners beat Colfax twice Friday by a combined score of 15-4.
In game one, Nevada Union won 8-2, with Alexis Deatrick and Lacey Peternell splitting duties in the circle and allowing a combined four hits.
Savannah Ozuna led the way from the plate with three hits, including a double. Torri Parman added two hits and scored three runs.
In game two, Deatrick and Peternell again split the pitching responsibilities and allowed just one hit on the way to a 7-2 victory.
Reid Smethers was the leader at the plate with three hits and two runs scored. Sammy Nolan also had two hits.
Bruins top Lincoln, fall to River Valley
The Bruins started Pioneer Valley League play with a victory, beating Lincoln, 8-7.
Jake Sypnicki tallied the win from the mound, pitching six innings, allowing five runs, two earned and striking out four. Sypnicki also had a hit from the plate.
Michael Scudero tallied the save for Bear River and also had an RBI.
Brandon Donley led the way from the plate with three hits, three RBIs and two runs scored. Bear Belding went 1-for-3 with an RBI and sac bunt that advanced a runner in the seventh inning. Matt Lopez added two hits and an RBI in the win, Tyler Toft had a hit and played strong defense and David Chorjel caught two runners stealing from his catcher’s position.
In Saturday’s game with River Valley, Bear River scored two runs in the top of the first, but that was it as they fell, 9-2.
Scudero got the start and went five innings, allowed five runs, two earned and struck out five.
Belding led the way from the plate with a two-run double in the first inning.
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