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April 21, 2014
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Alumni notebook: Phelps, Sierra College claim Big 8 title


Maddie Phelps, a 2012 Bear River graduate, and the Sierra College softball team wrapped up the Big 8 Conference title with a 19-0 win in the first game at Modesto Junior College.

During that game, Phelps made her first plate appearance of the year and delivered a single and later scored on an Alexis Johnson home run.

Phelps (11-0, 6-0) also pitched a complete game three-hitter as Sierra College continued to score runs in an 11-0 win. Phelps pitched five innings, struck out five and didn’t walk a batter in the mercy-rule win.

Sierra College (34-4, 19-1) concludes conference play today at home against Sacramento City College.

Courtney Ceo (Bear River ‘10; University of Oregon) and the No. 1 ranked Ducks (40-5) swept California in a three-game series last week

Ceo played third base and led off the Ducks’ lineup, going 5-for-8 with five runs scored, a double and two walks.

On the season Ceo is batting .490 with 70 hits, six doubles, three triples, three home runs, 28 RBIs and 45 runs scored.

Stephanie Ceo (Bear River ‘12; University of Texas) and the Longhorns (27-18) managed one win in a three-game series with Oklahoma last week.

Stephanie Ceo, playing second base, went 1-for-5 from the plate with a run scored during the three-game stretch.

Katie Mathis (Bear River ‘10; San Diego State) and the Aztecs (31-12) won two out of three against Utah State last week.

In the three-game series, Mathis, playing second base and leading off, went 4-for-8 from the plate with five runs scored, two RBIs and four stolen bases, three of which came in one game.

Brianna Nicholson (Nevada Union ‘10; Cal State Stanislaus) and the Warriors (15-36) took on Cal State East Bay last week, winning two of the four contests.

Nicholson, who was the team’s designated player, went 1-for-10 from the plate in the series, but still managed to knock two in and score twice.

Kendal Butterfield (Nevada Union ‘10; Colorado State) and the Rams (27-10) swept last week’s series with Nevada and have now won 12 of their last 13 games.

Butterfield, playing left field, went 3-for-6 from the plate with three runs scored and two RBIs.

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Dusty Zeisler (Nevada Union ‘12 — Holy Names University) and the Hawks (19-27) ran into trouble against Central Washington, losing all four contests last week.

Zeisler, a sophomore, saw action at shortstop in two of the games, going 1-for-4 with a run scored and a double in those contests.

Chris Porter (Nevada Union ’11; Cal State East Bay) and the Pioneers (23-17) took three out of four from Cal State Dominguez Hills last week.

Porter, a sophomore, played catcher in two of the four contests and went 5-for-8 from the plate with three RBIs and one run scored.

Zach Welz (Bear River ‘11; Texas Southern University) and the Tigers (18-23) dropped a game against Baylor last week before taking two out of three from Southern University.

In the four-game stretch, Welz went 6-for-17 with six RBIs, two runs scored, two doubles and a stolen base. Five of Welz’s RBIs came in a 6-1 victory over Southern University.

Andrew Harris (Bear River ‘13; Solano Community College) and the Falcons (10-21) took two of three from Yuba College last week.

Harris, a freshman outfielder, appeared in two of the three games and tallied a hit and a run scored in two at bats.

Brandon O’Callaghan (Nevada Union ‘13; Yuba College) and the 49ers (14-19) dropped two out of three against Solano Community College last week.

O’Callaghan popped up in two of the three games, once as a designated hitter and another at catcher.

The freshmen went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in the two contests.

Cole Huntley (Bear River ‘11; Saddleback College) appeared in one game last week, coming on in relief and pitching 2/3 of an inning, allowing a walk, a hit and a run in a 3-2 loss to Bakersfield.

On the season, Huntley has appeared in 16 games, has a 4-2 record and three saves to go with a 2.28 ERA.

Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union ‘01 — Syracuse Chiefs-Triple-A) got the start on the mound Sunday as the Chiefs (7-10) took on the Rochester Red Wings.

The veteran righty, who has spent most of his career as a middle reliever, went three innings, allowed six hits and four runs while striking out two. Roenicke took the loss, his second of the year.

So far this season, his first with the Chiefs, Roenicke is 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA.

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