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April 4, 2014
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Prep baseball: Nevada Union drops close one to Rocklin, Bear River blows out Foothill

After having their home opener washed away Monday, the Nevada Union baseball team opened Sierra Foothill League play on the road Thursday against Rocklin.

The Miners (4-4, 0-1 SFL) couldn’t muster enough offense to support a superb outing by senior pitcher Garrett O’Callaghan and Nevada Union fell to the Thunder, 1-0.

Rocklin (4-5, 1-0 SFL) managed only five hits on the day and scored their lone run on a balk call with a runner on third.

Other than that blemish, O’Callaghan, a lefty, threw a gem, going six innings, allowing five hits, striking out four and walking two.

Nevada Union tallied just two hits on offense, both were infield singles coming off the bats of Jakob Freele and Dylan Conger.

After spending the first eight games of the season on the road, Nevada Union is happy to have a pair of games on their home diamond. The Miners will host a double header today against Rocklin starting at 1:30 p.m.

Bear River 14, Foothill 2

The Bruins improved their league standing Thursday, thumping the Mustangs by 12 runs in a mercy-rule shortened game at Foothill High School.

The Bruins got a fantastic outing on the mound from junior Tony Bianchi, who pitched a complete game, allowed just one earned run and two hits.

From the plate, Destin Kodai had a three-hit day, including a double and an RBI. Grae Golightly added a hit and two RBIs, Tyler Toft was 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored, Bear Belding also scored three times and tallied two hits, Matt Lopez added a hit and two RBIs, David Chorjel smoked a double that plated two runners and he knocked in another later in the game, Michael Scudero scored twice and knocked in a run, and Brian Dietrich drew three walks.

The Bruins (7-5, 5-3 Pioneer Valley League) face Foothill at home today, and will take on Placer Wednesday.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232. deadline for submission is 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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