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Prep roundup: Miners drop SFL opener

The Nevada Union baseball team got shook by the Thunder Tuesday, falling to Rocklin, 9-0, in both teams’ Sierra Foothill League opener.

The Miners could muster only two hits in the shutout loss, a pair of singles from Cody Gardner and Nick Eccarius, respectively.

Gardner took the loss on the mound, throwing 4 1/3 innings, allowing eight runs, six earned, walking three along the way and striking out two.

Nevada Union gets another crack at the Thunder Thursday, this time on Nevada Union’s home diamond.

JV: Nevada Union 4, Rocklin 3

The Miners opened the SFL with a comeback victory at home Tuesday, topping Rocklin by a run.

The Thunder opened the game with two runs in the first inning and added another in the third to go up 3-0. NU responded with two runs in their half of the third to pull within one.

NU’s Joe O’Sullivan singled to right field, moving Josh Belendez to third base. A solid single by Dalton Maxwell scored Belendez, and Brock Grininger reached on a fielder’s choice that scored O’Sullivan. The Miners got runs in the fith and sixth to move ahead.

Christian Straub pounded the strike zone for NU, striking out six and using his defense to get Thunder batters out. Straub helped his own cause by going 2-for-3 at the plate.

The Miners take on the Thunder again on Thursday in Rocklin.

Frosh: Nevada Union 6,

Rocklin 5

The Miners edged past the Thunder Tuesday, getting the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out the victory.

Nevada Union had a 5-2 lead heading into the top of the seventh, but the Thunder rallied for three to tie it.

The Miners did not cower in the face of adversity, getting the win when James Schnitzius scored in the bottom of the seventh.

Nevada Union battles Rocklin twice more this week, facing off Thursday and Saturday.


Rocklin 201,

Nevada Union 221

The Miners struggled at Whitney Oaks Golf Club Tuesday, losing to Rocklin by 20 strokes.

Andrew Puleo was the Miners’ best golfer on the day, finishing with a 41 on the par-36 course. Derek Frank was next with a 43, Logan Lowe and Bert Heinzelman each shot 45, and Bradley Carrion closed things out with 47.

Nevada Union is now 3-2 in SFL play and will face Woodcreek today before taking on defending state champ Granite Bay Thursday.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232. deadline for submission is 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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