The Bear River softball team put a hurting on Pioneer Valley League foe Foothill Thursday, winning 12-0, in a mercy-rule shortened game.
The Lady Bruins got a combined one-hitter from Nerissa Long and Arielle Koerber, as the duo combined to pitch five innings, with 12 strikeouts, one walk and one hit.
Long and Koerber also helped out from the plate. Long had two hits and Koerber added a single and two RBIs. Rachel Last chipped in two hits, including a double, Danielle Crilly tallied a double and Dayna Wicks had two RBIs and a base knock.
The Lady Bruins (11-2, 3-0) face Union Mine today in a non-conference contest.
Rocklin 4, Nevada Union 0
The Lady Miners fought hard against the defending Sierra Foothill League champs Rocklin, but in the end it was the Thunder walking off the diamond with the win.
Nevada Union trailed by just one heading into the sixth, but that’s when Rocklin tacked on some insurance.
NU’s Alexis Deatrick pitched the whole game, allowing three hits until the sixth, when Rocklin added three more.
The Lady Miners managed just three hits in the game, coming from Torri Parman, Shyanne Parrish and Emma Zoellin.
The Lady Miners are now 7-9-2 overall and 0-6 in SFL play. They face Del Oro today.
Nevada Union 3
The Lady Miners had their first home game in the 2014 season Thursday against Roseville in Hooper Stadium under cloudy skies.
The Lady Miners came out tough and played some great offense in the first half scoring two to Roseville’s one from a corner kick.
Cayce Shaw returned the favor by placing a corner kick in the box with Jessica Phillips setting the first goal. Shaw then made a clean pass to striker Amber Van Hecke for a second goal.
After the half, Felicia Van Hecke came from the outside mid to put in a third goal.
But, with 12 minutes on the clock, the Tigers were able to put in two scores bringing the game to a 3-3 tie.
A final burst of speed and a bad touch from the Lady Miners allowed one of the Lady Tigers to break into shooting range where she put in the winning score.
Forest Lake Christian 8,
Sac Waldorf 0
The Lady Falcons continue to net wins in the Central Valley California League.
Forest Lake Christian improved to 7-0 in CVCL play and 10-4 overall Thursday with a dominating win over Sac Waldorf.
In the victory, FLC’s Sarah Ponce scored four goals to lead the way. Courtney John added two goals and Autumn Green added two goals in the win.
Ponce also led the Lady Falcons to a, 5-0, victory over Woodland Christian Monday. The senior scorer tallied three goals in that win.
In a total of seven CVCL games, FLC has outscored their opponents 39-1.
The Lady Falcons are back at it Monday when they travel to face Woodland Christian.
Bear River 250, Center 273
The Bruins notched their second PVL win of the season Thursday, beating Center by 23 strokes at the Lake of the Pines Country Club.
Ian Armstrong led Bear River with a 43, James Lavelle and Ryan Wagner each tallied a 50, Kris Edie carded a 53, and Chris Raigoza rounded things out with a 54.
The Bruins (2-4 PVL) will take the links again Monday for the PVL Tournament No. 1, which was rained out earlier this week.
Nevada Union 208
The Miners lost by just three strokes to the Thunder Thursday at the Alta Sierra Country Club.
Nevada Union was led by Bradley Carrion with a team-low 38, Derek Frank added a 39, Andrew Puleo also carded a 39, Logan Lowe finished with a 43 and Corey Cezak rounded things off with a 48.
The Miners (1-5 SFL) are back at it Tuesday at Granite Bay.
Center 5, Bear River 4
The Bruins and the Cougars were locked up in another tight battle Thursday, but unlike earlier this season when Bear River won 5-4, it was Center who took the match 5-4.
The Bear River winners were No. 1 boys singles player Andrew Leonard, winning 6-4, 6-1. The No. 2 boys doubles team of Garrett Kenes and Hayden Moore won their match 6-2, 6-3. the No. 1 girls doubles team of Lily Carrow and Sofie Cutler took their match 6-2, 6-1. And, No. 2 girls doubles McKayle Miller and Kaity Kelley won their bout 6-2, 7-5.
Rocklin 7, Nevada Union 2
The Miners fought hard with Rocklin Thursday, but in the end they were able to claim only two of the day’s nine matches.
In the No. 1 doubles match, NU’s Kris Colen and Ben Beltran had a nice 6-3, 7-5 win against the same team that they lost a close match to the first time they played Rocklin. And, at No. 3 doubles, Franz Shimek and Cody Capella played a great match to win a third set tiebreaker 10-7 for the win.
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