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April 23, 2014
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Prep roundup: Nevada Union baseball holds on to beat Del Oro


The Nevada Union baseball team notched their second Sierra Foothill League win of the season Tuesday, beating Del Oro on the road, 7-6.

The Miners tallied 12 hits on the day, including a leadoff homer by Noah Arriaga. The senior went 3-for-5 on the afternoon. Senior Joey Souza also went deep with a two-run shot in the sixth. Junior Brock Grininger, senior Sammy Powell and senior Brady Porter all had two-hit days from the plate.

Garrett O’Callaghan got the start for NU, going six innings before turning it over to Jonathan Finau for the save.

O’Callaghan had allowed just three runs in the first six innings, but ran into trouble in the seventh. The left-handed senior loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh with no outs before turning it over to Finau, who got the first two batters he faced out but gave up a bases-clearing double to bring the game to within one. Finau would strike out the final Del Oro batter to end the game.

The Miners are back at it Friday when they host Del Oro.

Frosh: Nevada Union 10,

Del Oro 8

After going 1-3 in the Del Campo tourney during spring break, the Miners got a good start to the back half of the season.

Tanner Wirick threw five innings and gave up five earned runs, but NU didn’t panic and started to pick away at the lead in the bottom of the first with two runs of its own. The Miners added two more in the second, three more in the third, another pair of runs in the fourth and an insurance run in the sixth.

Gary Menary was 3-for-3 with a single, double and triple to go with with three RBIs. Sam Hopper was 2-for-4, Andrew Link was 2-for-2, Wyatt Curtis was 2-for-3 and Ty Trathen was 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs.

Sam Hopper came in and shut the door in the sixth and seventh for the save.

Softball

Bear River 2, Center 0

The Lady Bruins took the entire spring break off and hadn’t played a game in 12 days. The layoff didn’t bother Nerissa Long one bit.

The sophomore pitched a complete-game shutout, allowed one hit, two walks, struck out 14 and led Bear River to a 2-0 victory over Pioneer Valley League foe Center.

Long also helped herself out at the plate with a two-run triple.

Junior catcher Mikayla Laymance went 2-for-3 from the plate with a double and a stolen base. Rachel Last added a base knock and a stolen base and Devinity Buendia added a base hit in the win.

The Lady Bruins (14-3, 6-0 PVL) have a big game on Thursday against second-place Lincoln.

Coed tennis

Forest Lake Christian 7, Sac Country Day 2

The Falcons completed a perfect run through the Sierra Delta League Tuesday, beating Sac Country Day to finish the league season 8-0.

The Falcons were led by No. 2 boys singles player Mitchell Gruner, who came from a set down to win his match, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1.

In the girls No. 2 singles matchup, FLC’s Sydney Foliente won 6-3, 6-3.

The team of Sean Kadera and Christian Ashworth won their No. 1 boys doubles match, 10-4.

To round things out for FLC, Jordan Cohlmeyer and Lindsay Strawser won the mixed doubles match 10-0.

Boys tennis

Nevada Union 7, Roseville 2

Nevada Union came back from Spring Break ready to play against Roseville at the Sierra View Country Club Tuesday.

NU co-captain Michael Quinn led the team at No. 1 singles to a solid win, 6-1, 7-5.

Nevada Union’s other co-captain Weston Strawser didn’t fare quite as well at No. 2 singles with a loss 3-6, 1-6.

At the No. 3 spot, Pedro Spegiorin took his opponent to three sets, but lost his match 6-4, 4-6, 1-6.

Jack Wright played a solid offensive match at the No. 4 singles position to win by the score of 6-4, 6-1.

Romeo Connors played a steady match to beat his opponent 6-0, 7-5 at No. 5 singles.

Kai Usami also got on his opponent and never let up at No. 6 singles, to win 6-0, 6-1.

At No. 1 doubles, the team of Ben Beltran and Kris Colen took control of their match early and finished with a 6-1, 6-1 victory.

Connor Pardini and Cyrus Malin also came ready to play and prevailed 6-2, 6-2.

To round out the match at No. 3 doubles was the team of Franz Shimek and Cody Capella who played well together and finished 6-2, 6-1.

The Miners take the court again Thursday when they host Woodcreek.

Boys golf

Colfax 216, Bear River 291

The Bruins had a rough day on the links, falling to Colfax by 75 strokes at the par-36 Ridge Golf Club.

Bear River’s Ian Armstrong finished with a score of 50, Drew Cramer tallied a 53 and Chris Raigoza shot a 59 to lead the Bruins.

Bear River (3-6 PVL) has its last PVL duel Thursday against Lincoln.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at sports@theunion.com 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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