Bear River began its Pioneer Valley League title defense on the road Thursday facing off with Center.
The Lady Bruins performed well offensively and defensively, beating the Lady Cougars handily, 6-0.
Bear River’s Nerissa Long garnered the win from the circle, throwing six innings of two hit, no-run baseball while striking out 13 along the way. Long walked just one batter and is now 7-2 overall with a 0.12 ERA.
Freshman Arielle Koerber threw the final inning for Bear River, striking out one and allowing one hit.
From the plate, Bear River amassed 12 hits and scored at least one run in the first five innings. Senior Rachel Last went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the third inning. Indyia Vierra went 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Koerber added two hits, including a triple and had two RBIs. Dayna Wicks added a 2-for-3 day with a double, and Mikayla Laymance chipped in two hits on the day.
The Lady Bruins (9-2, 1-0 PVL) hit the diamond again Tuesday when they travel to face Lincoln.
Lincoln 4, Bear River 2
The Bruins dropped their third straight PVL game Thursday, falling to Lincoln by two runs.
Bear River’s Jake Sypnicki took the loss from the mound after scattering eight hits and allowing four runs.
From the plate seniors Tyler Toft and Brandon Donley had an RBI double each.
The Bruins get another crack at Lincoln today when they host the Fighting Zebras at Bear River.
Nevada Union 3, Rocklin 0
The Nevada Union volleyball team kept it’s record clean Wednesday with a road victory over Sierra Foothill League rival Rocklin.
The Miners (6-0, 1-0 SFL) beat the Thunder in straight sets, 25-17, 25-18, 28-26.
NU was led by Logan Kerley and Greg Paul with nine kills each. Evan Kittle added six kills, three aces, 20 assists and seven digs. Harrison McCormick chipped in six kills, an ace and four digs. Mason Salcedo scored three aces and had 11 assists in the win.
The Miners take the court again Monday at Granite Bay, who after starting the season 2-4, has won five straight.
JV: Nevada Union 2,
The Miners took on Rocklin Wednesday, winning in straight sets, 25-11, 25-19.
Team leaders were Andrew Pardini with six assists, Christian Pardini with four kills, Adam Dennis with 15 digs and Toby Carter with three blocks. Graham Champaign and Lucas Kerley provided strong play in both games to ensure the victory.
The Miners are on the court again Monday when they travel to Granite Bay to take on the Grizzlies.
Forest Lake Christian 3,
Victory Christian 0
The Lady Falcons are flying high after beating Victory Christian Thursday and improving to 5-0 in Central Valley California League play.
In the win over Victory, FLC got goals from Autumn Green, Cassidy Green and Courtney John.
The shutout was a combined effort between goalkeepers Celeste Miranda and Riley Ballard.
The Lady Falcons hit the pitch again Monday when they host Woodland Christian.
Woodcreek 204, Nevada Union 213
The Miners fell nine strokes short of Woodcreek Thursday at Morgan Creek Golf Club.
Logan Lowe led Nevada Union with an even-par 36, Derek Frank shot a 41, Brad Carrion finished with a 42, Andrew Puleo turned in a 44 and Max Heinzelman rounded things out with a 52.
The Miners (1-4 SFL) will take to the links again Monday in the first SFL tournament of the season.
Bear River 272
Bear River no match for Lincoln, as the Bruins fell to the Zebras by 45 strokes Thursday at Lincoln Hills Golf Club.
The Bruins were led by Ian Armstrong with a team-best 47, Drew Cramer finished with a 55, Chris Raigoza and Ryan Wagner both finished with a 56, and Kris Edie tallied a 58.
Bear River is back at it Monday in the first PVL tournament of the season.
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