Chad Bartlomé, a 2001 Nevada Union graduate, and the Sacramento Republic FC went 0-1-1 last week, falling to the Rangers FC, 2-1, in a soccer friendly, and playing to a draw, 0-0, against the league leading Orlando City SC.
Bartlomé saw action in the loss to the Rangers, but did not play against Orlando City.
Against the Rangers, the Republic had the early lead with a goal in the 45th minute, but the Rangers responded with a goal in the 65th minute and the game winning goal in extra time.
The Republic (10-6-3) are currently in fourth place in the USL PRO standings. Orlando City leads the league with a 14-0-4 record.
Bartlomé, a forward, has appeared in 15 of the Republic’s 19 games, starting six of those contests. The veteran player has taken 11 shots, scored one goal and tallied two assists this season.
Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union ‘01; Syracuse Chiefs) took the loss on the mound Saturday as the Chiefs lost to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, 4-2.
Roenicke pitched five innings in the loss, allowing seven hits and four earned runs.
The loss drops Roenicke to 4-5 from the mound. The hard throwing righty has a 5.29 ERA in 21 appearances, 14 of which have been starts.
The Chiefs (a triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals) still remain in first place in the International League (North) standings with a record of 60-42.
Shane Soria (Forest Lake Christian ‘12; Rochester Ridge Runners) helped the Ridge Runners win three of five games last week as his New York Collegiate League team battles for second place in the Western Division
Soria, an outfielder, went just 2-for-12 last week, but drew five walks and scored four times during the five game stretch. Soria is batting .305 on the season with 14 RBIs. The lefty is second on his team in batting average and second in hits (40).
The Ridge Runners (24-18) are 9.5 games back of the Hornell Dodgers (33-8) for first place in the Western Division, but trail the second place Geneva Twins (24-16) by just one game.
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