In the wake of the untimely death of beloved Nevada Union teacher and water polo coach Craig Zetterberg, the Lady Miners softball team dedicated their game against Lincoln to his memory.
With a blue Z scribed on each team members hand, Nevada Union shutout Lincoln, 6-0.
Senior captain Alexis Deatrick started the game and threw five perfect innings and had three strikouts, Lacey Peternell finished the game from the circle, throwing two innings, striking out four and allowing just one hit.
Senior Torri Parman tallied two hits from the plate for NU and scored a run. Reid Smethers added two hits and a run scored, and Lacey Burr, Peternell, Savannah Ozuna, Shyanne Parrish, Emma Zoellin and Deatrick all chipped in hits in the win.
The Lady Miners (4-3-2) take on Del Oro Thursday.
JV: Nevada Union 8,
The Lady Miners trailed 4-2 in the top of the seventh, but then erupted for six runs to beat Lincoln on Monday.
Gracie Ramos came up big with an RBI double in the seventh, Aycee Willis knocked in two with a triple in the inning and Ella Walton tallied an insurance run with a two-out RBI single in NU’s big inning.
Freshmen Riley Newman and Alex Pussich split the pitching duties in the win.
Rosemont 2, Bear River 1
The Lady Bruins dropped their first game of the season, losing at home to Rosemont in eight innings Monday.
Nerissa Long pitched all eight innings for Bear River, striking out 14, allowing just one hit and two unearned runs, but eight Lady Bruin errors did the team in.
Rachel Last had a double for Bear River and scored the teams only run on a long sacrifice fly. Mikayla Laymance added two hits, Indyia Vierra also had two hits and Arielle Koerber tallied a double.
The Lady Bruins (6-1) have another tough test at 3:45 p.m. today when they host Del Oro.
Track & Field
Miners open season at Cal Invite
Whitney High School in Rocklin was the site of the Cal Invite track & field event Saturday.
Fifty-four Nevada Union athletes trekked down the hill for a sunny first meet of the season.
The girls team placed fifth out of 17 teams, boys varsity took eighth out of 17, and boys frosh/soph took seventh out of 14.
On the girls side, Erika Wolf placed fourth in the 800-meter run, Nora Pizella placed second in the 1600 and second in the 3200, Joy Castro-Weir was third in the 3200, Delaney Smith was second in the 300 hurdles and second in the high jump, and Melanie O’Brien was fourth in the 300 hurdles.
In the boys varsity events, Garrett Migliozzi took first in the 1600 and 3200, Moe Nieves was third in the discus and also placed sixth in the 100.
In the boys frosh/soph events, David Clouse was fourth in the 400 and Chance Brown was third in the high jump.
Yuba City, 3
Nevada Union 2
The Miners battled back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the game Friday against Yuba City, but a bloop RBI single by the Honkers in the fifth inning was the difference as NU dropped it’s first game of the season.
Joey Souza took the loss despite a strong effort on the mound.
The senior went six innings, allowed three runs, struck out six and walked two. Souza also had a double from the plate.
Noah Arriaga added an RBI single and Garrett O’Callaghan notched a hit in the loss.
The Miners (3-1) travel to take on Del Campo today.
JV: Yuba City 4, Nevada Union 3
Playing under the lights, the Miners took a 3-0 lead into the fifth inning, but Yuba City rallied with four straight runs to snag a victory from NU Friday.
The Miners’ Austin Butler started on the mound and dominated the Honker hitters.
Butler only allowed three hits on the night, but two of them happened to be in sixth inning when Yuba City scored three of their four runs.
Butler’s performance on the mound was exceptional in the loss, said coach Brad Dal Bon.
The Miners are now 1-1 on the season and take on Del Campo today.
Frosh: Nevada Union 15,
Del Campo 7
The Miners got good pitching and plenty of hitting as they topped Del Campo easily on Monday.
NU’s Tanner Wirick threw three innings and allowed one earned run, Sam Hopper threw two innings and allowed one earned run, and Jonathan Weaver Threw two innings and allowed one earned run.
Thomas Tintle and Ben Powell were both 2-for-2 at the plate. As a team NU had 11 hits and seven stolen bases in the win.
JV: Nevada Union 268, Woodcreek 278
Competing on their home course, the Alta Sierra Country Club, the Miners beat the Timberwolves by 10 strokes Monday.
Jackson Bryan led Nevada Union with a low score of 44.
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