For the third straight season the Bear River softball team will hang a Pioneer Valley League championship pennant.
With the Lady Bruins’ 2-0 victory over Colfax Tuesday they became co-league champions with Lincoln, who has an identical 9-1 record in league play. Lincoln (15-11, 9-1 PVL) and Bear River (17-5-1, 9-1 PVL) split a pair of games this season, each winning on the others home diamond.
It is Bear River’s sixth league title in the last eight years. Lincoln won the title outright in 2010 and 2011.
The Lady Bruins will travel to Lincoln today for a game to decide who gets the No. 1 seed out of the PVL for playoff purposes.
In the win over Colfax, Nerissa Long pitched all seven innings for Bear River, striking out 10, yielding five hits and no runs.
From the plate Danielle Crilly went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a double, Maddie Ferri added an RBI double, and Rachel Last and Mikayla Laymance each scored.
JV: Nevada Union 5,
The Lady Miners got a strong pitching performance from Aycee Willis and handed Rocklin their first Sierra Foothill League loss of the season Tuesday.
Willis pitched a complete game three-hitter, allowing no runs with one walk and two strikeouts.
From the plate, Alex Pussich went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, Kayla Lamos went 1-for-3 with a run scored, Willis helped herself out with a hit and a run scored, and Tasha Hurst added a double in the win.
The Lady Miners (11-11-1, 4-5-1 SFL) wrap up the season today at home against Roseville.
Bear River 5, Escalon 4
The Bruins went to Escalon Tuesday and toppled the Trans Valley League champions in the second round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs.
The Bruins got wins from Andrew Leonard in the No.1 boys singles bout, Joey Cressa in the No. 2 boys singles match, Garrett Kenes and Quinn McCay in the No. 2 boys doubles match, Ryan Silva and Lauren Brennan in the mixed doubles contest and, with the overall match on the line, McKayle Miller and Kristen Dietrich won the No. 2 girls match, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.
With the win, Bear River advances to the quarterfinals Monday and will play the winner of Vista Del Lago and Argonaut.
Woodcreek 5, Nevada Union 0
The Miners mustered just three hits Tuesday as they fell to Woodcreek for the second time this season.
NU’s Beau Des Pois only allowed two hits for NU, but walked six and hit two batters in the loss. Des Pois did strike out 10 Timberwolves along the way.
From the plate Noah Arriaga, recently chosen to play in the Optimist Game, led NU with a double.
The Miners (8-16, 4-10 SFL) close the season Today at home against Woodcreek.
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