The Bear River baseball team ended a tumultuous 2013 campaign with a win Wednesday, beating Pioneer Valley League foe Center, 9-3.
Senior pitcher Travis Anderson threw 6 2/3 innings in his final game as a Bruin, striking out six, allowing three runs and scattering four hits.
Anderson helped himself out from the plate, going 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Senior shortstop Michael Raigoza ended his prep career on a high note with a 3-for-3 day with three runs scored, Brodie Beck added a base knock and two RBIs, and Cameron Barrios, making his first start of the season, went 1-for-1 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Bear River wraps the season with an overall record of 10-16 and a PVL record of 6-9. The Bruins finished just one game out of the playoffs behind Colfax (17-5, 13-1 PVL), Lincoln (19-5, 12-2 PVL) and Placer (11-16, 7-8 PVL).
The Bruins graduate 10 of their 19 players from this year’s squad with Andrew Harris, Andrew Reiss, Beck, Barrios, Elijah Brown, John Burgess, Raigoza, Ryan Anderson, Travis Anderson and Zach Winter having all played their final game Wednesday.
As for interim head coach Moe Barrios, he said he would love to come back and coach the team in 2014, but his work schedule and the needs of the program will dictate whether he is back next season or not.
JV: Bear River 4, Center 3
The Bruins got two runs in the sixth inning to tie it Wednesday against Center and added the game-winner in the seventh to end the season on a winning note.
Bear Belding was outstanding on the base paths with three stolen bases, and Justin Leonard and Brian Dietrich each added RBIs in the win.