The Nevada Union baseball team was on the verge of toppling Sierra Foothill League foe Rocklin on Thursday, but just couldn’t get the hit they needed when they had to have it.
The Miners battled back from a 6-2 deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning to get back to within one run. Nevada Union had a man on third base with two outs, but couldn’t bring him across, and as a result lost 6-5 when all was said and done.
Ryan McCarthy had a strong day on the mound pitching six innings for NU, allowing three runs, no earned runs, five hits and five walks.
From the plate Travis Hansen was 2-for-2 with a double, Dylan Conger also had two hits and Cody Gardner accounted for a pair of RBIs.
NU has one more shot at the Thunder after dropping the first two. The Miners will travel to Rocklin to face the Thunder one last time at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Bear River 7, Placer 3
The Lady Bruins improved to 2-0 in Pioneer Valley League play Thursday, beating rival Placer by four.
Nerissa Long pitched all seven innings, allowed five hits, no earned runs and struck out seven.
Leading the way at the plate was Mikayla Laymance with a three RBI double, Andrea Hardin added an RBI hit, and Rachel Last brought one in with a sacrifice fly.
The Lady Bruins (5-8, 2-0 PVL) are back at it Tuesday against Colfax.
Nevada Union 1, Woodcreek 0
The Lady Miners earned their first Sierra Foothill Victory of the season Thursday topping Woodcreek by a goal.
It was Nevada Union’s Erika Lee making a great pass to Christine O’Connor who then scored the day’s lone goal, that forged NU to their second overall win of the season.
Lilly Collins, Meaghan O’Connor, Nicole Faker, and Dallas Albano all played a brilliant game as well, said NU coach Ken Ramirez.
The Lady Miners will look to make it two in a row Tuesday when they host league-leading Rocklin.
Forest Lake Christian 6, Cristo Rey 0
The Lady Falcons took it to Cristo Rey Thursday, tallying six goals while holding their opponent to none.
Sarah Jeffries was on her game, going one step further than a hat trick and scoring four of the Falcons six goals.
Erica Grizoffi scored the other two and assisted on one of Jeffries goals.
Makena Wong passed the ball well with two assists and Riley Ballard pitched a shutout as goal keeper, saving four.
FLC (6-1, 4-1 Central Valley California League) will take the pitch again Tuesday when it hosts Victory Christian.
Bear River 5, Lincoln 4
Like it did once already this season, the matchup between the Bruins and Zebra’s came down to the end.
With the teams tied at three points apiece it came down to the final three matches for who would earn the important Pioneer Valley League victory.
The Bruins got a big win from their No. 2 girls doubles team as McKale Miller and Kaity Kelley took their match 2-6, 6-3, 10-8.
Bear River clinched the match after the No. 2 boys doubles team comprised of Garrett Kenis and Hayden Moore took their contest, 6-4, 5-7, 10-8.
In earlier action, Andrew Leonard, Bear River’s No. 1 boy, improved his overall record to 9-1 individually, winning in two sets 6-3, 7-6.
Lily Carrow and Kristin Dietrich teamed up for the first time this season to win the girls No. 1 doubles matchup, 6-0, 6-3. The win moves Carrow to 9-1 in doubles action this season.
Cassie Smith also won her No. 2 girls match, 7-6, 6-2, for the Bruins.
The win snaps a 3-game skid for Bear River who is now 3-3 in PVL play. The Bruins hit the court again Tuesday when they face Foothill on the road.
Forest Lake Christian 9, San Juan 0
The Falcons are flying high after Thursday’s clean sweep of San Juan.
Leading Forest Lake Christian was No.1 boy, Mark Hail, who defeated Vince Vole in three sets.
Scott Gauthier, competing in the No. 2 boys match, had a happy birthday, winning his set 6-3, 6-2, and brothers Brandon and Ryan Patchett teamed up to win the their boys doubles match 10-8.
The win improves the Falcons to 6-0 in league play and they will look to remain perfect Tuesday when they face Highlands on the road.
Lincoln 226, Bear River 245
The Bruins dropped to 3-3 in PVL play Thursday, losing on their home course to Lincoln by 19 strokes.
In the loss, Jake DePasse had a strong day, leading the Bruins with a 43. Dillon Smith shot a 45, Ian Armstrong was next with a 49, Cody Heard finished with a 53 and Braden Duncan rounded things out with a 55.
Bear River is back at it Tuesday against Foothill.
Granite Bay 194, Nevada Union 215
The Miners fell to 4-3 in the SFL after Thursday’s 21 stroke loss to defending state champion Granite Bay.
Nevada Union was led by Logan Lowe, who finished second overall with a 37. Andrew Puleo and Derek Frank were next, each shooting 42, and Bradley Carrion and Bert Heinzelman both tallied 47 to round things out.
The Miners get a week off before facing Del Oro Thursday.
NU dives past Roseville
Nevada Union divers Austin Foote and Mikaela Jujan concluded an undefeated duel meet season Wednesday, leading the Miners past Roseville in the process.
In Wednesday’s duel with Roseville, Lujan, a sophomore, won the girls competition with a score of 250.75. Lujan’s score was more than 100 points better than the second-place finisher from Roseville.
Foote, a junior, won the boys competition, scoring a 228.90, and just edging out teammate Adam Siefert who placed second with a score of 216.90.
For the junior varsity boys, Josh Harman remained undefeated this season, placing first for NU with a score of 118.05.
The team will compete at the Clovis Invite April 19th, again in the League championships April 25, and in section championships May 2-4.
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