The Bear River baseball team found itself in a hole Wednesday at home, trailing 6-0 to Lincoln after two innings.
The Bruins refused to roll over battling back to tie the game at seven and force extra innings. But in the eighth inning with two outs and a man on second, the Fighting Zebras got a two-run home run to pull ahead and earn the Pioneer Valley League victory.
After falling behind by six just two innings into the game, the Bruins rallied for three in the fourth inning, two more in the sixth and finally tied it in the seventh on a Michael Raigoza RBI single.
Raigoza finished the day with two hits and two RBIs.
The momentum was on the Bruins side after tying the game, but in the eighth, with a man on, two-outs and a 1-2 count Lincoln delivered the crushing blow. A golf swing that sent a changeup just past the outfield fence.
Jake Sypnicki led the Bruin bats, going 3-for-5, Andrew Reiss hit his first home run of the season and tallied two RBIs, David chorjel added a double, Dallon Crilly went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Tyler Toft chipped in a double and two RBIs.
The Bruins (7-11, 2-5 PVL) take the diamond again Friday when they host Foothill.
Nevada Union 3, Roseville 2
The Miners continued their undefeated league season Wednesday, edging Roseville in five sets.
After splitting the first four sets, the Miners were able to slip out of Roseville’s gym with a 16-14 victory in the fifth and decisive set.
Leading the Miners was Bobby Curtis with 19 kills, Trevor Bryant added 11 and Greg Paul also added 11 kills in the win.
Nevada Union (18-4, 4-0 SFL) takes the court again Friday when it competes in the Bellermine Tournament.
Nevada Union 201, Woodcreek 208
The Miners stayed in the hunt for the second playoff spot in the Sierra Foothill League, taking down Woodcreek Wednesday at Morgan Creek Golf Club.
Nevada Union’s Logan Lowe was Wednesday’s medalist, shooting a one-under-par 35.
Derek Frank shot par on the day finishing second with a 36. Andrew Puleyo shot a 42, Bradley Carrion was right behind him with a 43 and Bert Heinzelman rounded things out with 45.
The win keeps Nevada Union (4-2 SFL) knotted up with Rocklin for second place in the SFL. NU and Rocklin have split two head-to-head contests with each team winning on their home course.
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