ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union grad Dalton Maxwell provided pop for Menlo
March 13, 2017
Dalton Maxwell, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, and the Menlo College baseball team took two out of three against San Diego Christian College last week.
Maxwell, a sophomore infielder, went 3-for-10 with two home runs, a double, five RBIs and four runs scored across the three games.
For the season, Maxwell has started 22 games for the Oaks, has four home runs, eight doubles, 29 RBIs and a .429 batting average.
Menlo (19-4) is a NAIA school that competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference.
Tyler Houlihan (Nevada Union '12; University of Texas, Permian Basin) and the Falcons dropped all four of their games against Angelo State University last week.
Houlihan, a senior third baseman, notched at least one hit in all four games, going 5-for-17 with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored for the week.
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For the season, Houlihan has a .417 batting average.
University of Texas, Permian Basin (6-10) is a Division II school that competes in the Lone Star Conference.
Weston Gaddis (Nevada Union '16; Yuba College) and the 49ers went 2-2 last week, beating Napa Valley College twice and falling to Mendocino College and Contra Costa College
Gaddis, a freshman shortstop, started all four games and went 3-for-14 with five RBIs for the week.
Fellow 2016 Nevada Union graduate and member of the Yuba College baseball team Andrew Schnitzius, a freshman catcher, played in a 10-4 victory over Napa and went 3-for-4 from the plate with two runs scored and two RBIs.
Garrett O'Callaghan, a 2014 Nevada Union graduate and sophomore pitcher for Yuba College, earned the win in Yuba College's 10-4 victory over Napa. O'Callaghan pitched 8 1/3 innings, allowed five hits, four earned runs and struck out two.
Yuba College (5-11) plays in the California Community College Athletic Association's Bay Valley Conference.
Jakob Freele (Nevada Union '14; Northland College) and the Lumberjacks were swept in a three-game series by University of Texas at Tyler.
Freele, a junior outfielder, was 1-for-5 with a double in the first game of the series. Statistics for the other two games had not been posted as of press time.
Northland College (0-6) is a Division III school that competes in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.
Hayden Piner (Forest Lake Christian '16; William Jessup University) and the Warriors dropped three of four against St. Katherine College last week.
Piner, a freshman pitcher, suffered his fourth loss of the season, allowing five earned runs off nine hits in four innings of work in a 10-6 loss to St. Katherine's.
Piner is now 1-4 from the mound this season.
William Jessup (4-16) is a NAIA school that competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference.
Kyle Soria (Forest Lake Christian '15; Westmont College) and the Warriors won two of three against The Masters College and lost their lone matchup with St. Cloud State University.
Soria, a sophomore catcher, started two games and went 1-for-4 from the plate.
Kyle Soria's older brother Shane Soria, a 2012 FLC graduate and outfielder at Westmont, played in three games, going 3-for-7 with an RBI.
Westmont (13-7) is a NAIA school that competes in the GSAC.
Brandon O'Callaghan (Nevada Union '13; Holy Names University) and the Hawks lost all four of their games to Point Loma Nazarene University last week.
O'Callaghan, a senior, played in all four, going 1-for-8 with an RBI and a run scored across the series.
Holy Names University (4-17) is a NCAA Division II school that competes in the PacWest Conference.
Nerissa Eason (Bear River '16; Oregon State) and the Beavers went 2-2 at the Fresno Classic, beating Sacramento State twice and falling to Fresno State twice.
Eason, a freshmen pitcher, pitched in two games and took the loss in one. In a 6-2 loss to Fresno, Eason allowed five earned runs off six hits in 4.2 innings of work. In a 4-1 loss to Fresno, Eason pitched 1/3 of an inning in relief and did not factor into the decision.
For the season, Eason has a 6-5 record to go with a 4.04 ERA.
Oregon State (15-7) is a Division I school that competes in the Pac-12.
Mikayla Laymance (Bear River '15; William Jessup University) and the Warriors split doubleheaders with Biola University and Vanguard University last week.
Laymance, a sophomore, started at catcher in both the wins, but did not bat.
William Jessup (9-12) is a NAIA school that competes in the Golden State Athletic Conference.
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