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Agness, Stanford win conference title

The Union Staff

Daniel Agness, a 2010 Nevada Union graduate, and the Stanford men's rugby team won the Pacific Western Conference Championship Sunday with a 24-18 come from behind victory over Chico State.

Agness, a team captain, scored the come-from-behind try to push Stanford past Chico State.

With the win, Stanford advances to the USA Rugby's Sweet 16 Playoffs set to begin April 26 at Stanford's Steuber Rugby Stadium.

Agness is set to graduate in June with a degree in economics and will be traveling to Africa in July to do poverty research.


Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union '01 — Syracuse Chiefs-Triple-A) had a pair of good outings for the Chiefs last week, throwing in two games for a total of four innings.

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In his two outings, one of which was a start that lasted three innings, Roenicke didn't allow a run, gave up just one hit, walked none and struck out two.

Dusty Zeisler (Nevada Union 2012 — Holy Names) and the Hawks (19-23) split four games with the Academy of Art University, winning two at home, then dropping two on the road.

Zeisler, playing shortstop, went 2-for-12 from the plate with a double, a run scored and three RBIs.

Chris Porter (Nevada Union '11; Cal State East Bay) and the Pioneers (20-16) took three out of four from Cal State Monterey Bay last week.

Porter, started at catcher in one game and saw action in two others, going 0-for-2 from the plate.

Zach Welz (Bear River 2011; Texas Southern University) and the Tigers (16-21) won a pair of games and lost a pair of games while hosting the TSU Baseball Invitational.

In the four-game stretch, Welz went 5-for-17 from the plate with three runs scored, four RBIs and a stolen base.

James Harris (Bear River 2012; Solano Community College) made an appearance against Napa last week, throwing 2/3 of an inning, giving up two walks, but not allowing a hit or a run.

Andrew Harris (Bear River 2013; Solano Community College) and the Falcons took two out of three games with Napa last week.

Andrew Harris appeared in two games, going 0-for-1 from the plate, but did score a run in Solano's 4-3 victory April 8.

Cole Huntley (Bear River 2011; Saddleback College) saw action in one game last week, coming out of the Gauchos (19-12) bullpen.

Huntley pitched one inning, striking out all three batters he faced in a 13-3 loss to Orange Coast.

So far this season, Huntley has thrown 23 innings, has a 4-2 win/loss record, three saves and a 1.96 ERA. He also has 25 strikeouts this season to just six walks.


Courtney Ceo (Bear River 2010; University of Oregon) and the No. 1 ranked Ducks (36-5) blasted in-state rival Oregon State twice last week.

Ceo, leading off and playing third base, went 3-for-7 from the plate with four RBIs, two runs scored, and two walks.

Stephanie Ceo (Bear River 2012; University of Texas) and the Longhorns (26-16) swept a three-game series with Iowa State last week, beating the Cyclones by a combined score of 38-7.

Ceo, playing second base, went 4-for-6 in the series with a double, a home run and three RBIs. The home run was Ceo's second of the season and collegiate career. She was also hit by a pitch in two of the three games.

Maddie Phelps, (Bear River '12; Sierra College) picked up the win from the circle against Diablo Valley Junior College.

Phelps (10-0) started the game and pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing four hits, one walk and striking out three in the 5-1 victory.

Katie Mathis (Bear River 2010; San Diego State) and the Aztecs (29-11) dropped two out of three on the road against Fresno State last week.

Mathis, playing second base, went 5-for-10 from the plate with three RBIs.

Brianna Nicholson (Nevada Union 2010; Cal State Stanislaus) and the Warriors (13-34) split a doubleheader with Dominican last week.

Nicholson, playing first base, went 1-for-6 with a double in the two-game set.

Kendal Butterfield (Nevada Union 2010; Colorado State) and the Rams (24-10) took two out of three from UNLV last week.

Butterfield, playing left field, went 1-for-7 from the plate, but did draw three walks, score four runs and tally an RBI in the three-game series.


Jace Tiller (Nevada Union 2012; Folsom Lake Community College) and the Falcons continued their push toward a second straight Big 8 Conference championship with another tournament win yesterday at Oakmont Golf Club in Santa Rosa. The Falcons actually tied Sierra College for first with a team score of 370.

Tiller finished second on his team, shooting an even par-72.

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