The Bear River baseball team’s chances at the post season took a serious hit Wednesday as the Bruins fell to Placer, 8-3, on the Hillmen’s home diamond.
The loss puts Bear River (9-14, 4-7 Pioneer Valley League) a game back of Placer (9-14, 5-6 PVL) for the third and final playoff spot allotted to the PVL with four league games left to play.
In Wednesday’s game, it was one big inning that did the Bruins in — a six-run second inning from Placer set the bar high enough for the win.
In the loss, Bear River got RBI doubles from Dallon Crilly and David Chorjel. Other than that, offense was hard to come by, said Bear River head coach Moe Barrios.
The Bruins will start their playoff push at home Friday against PVL leader Colfax.
JV: Placer 12, Bear River 5
After plating five runs in the first two innings, the Bruin bats went flat, and Placer’s came alive.
The Hillmen outscored Bear River 10-0 after the second inning to claim the seven-run victory.
In the loss, Ryan Wagner, Tony Bianchi and Justin Leonard contributed RBIs. Bear Belding and Caden McGowen each stole a base for Bear River.
JV: Del Oro 8,
Nevada Union 7 F/8 Inn.
The Miners showed impressive grit Tuesday against Del Oro, fighting back to tie the game three different times and even taking the lead 7-6 in the eighth inning, but the Golden Eagles wanted the game just as badly and scored two runs in their half of the eighth to win.
Brock Grininger and Jonathan Finau led the Miners (8-10-1) with two hits apiece. Christian Straub took the loss on the mound.
The Miners get another shot at Del Oro today on their home diamond.
Rocklin 3, Nevada Union 0
The Lady Miners threatened to take down the Sierra Foothill League’s No. 2 team Wednesday but were unable to capitalize on several scoring threats and eventually fell by three.
Despite the loss, NU played solid defense and had sound pitching from Lacey Peternell and Alexis Deatrick. Peternell allowed two earned runs in four innings of work, and Deatrick gave up only one on a solo home run.
From the plate, Shyanne Parrish went 2-for-3, and is batting .358 on the season. Torri Parman went 1-for-3 and has hits in six of her last seven games, and Lacey Burr added a hit in three at-bats. Burr is batting .385 on the season.
The Lady Miners are back at it Friday against Granite Bay.
FLC doubles teams
headed to sections
The Forest Lake Christian tennis team is sending eight players to the Sac-Joaquin Section tournament with two boys and two girls doubles teams leading the charge,
At Wednesday’s Central Valley California League championship, it was the No. 1 boys doubles team from FLC and the No. 2 boys doubles team from FLC that found each other playing for the doubles title. The same scenario presented itself in the girls doubles championships, making it so that win or lose, all four doubles teams would advance.
In the all-FLC boys CVCL championship game, Ralph Foliente and Scott Gauthier took on Brandan Patchett and Ben Gamel. In a spirited bout, Patchett and Gamel took the match 6-3, 7-5.
On the girls side, Hannah Burnett and Megan Gauthier took on Jessica Burnett and Sydney Foliente with Gauthier and Hannah Burnett claiming victory, 6-1, 6-4.
The section tournament gets started May 2 in Stockton.
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