Prep roundup: Bear River softball, NU, FLC baseball tally big wins |

Prep roundup: Bear River softball, NU, FLC baseball tally big wins

The Union Staff

The Bear River softball team won a wild game against Pioneer Valley League rival Placer Thursday, 7-1, in extra innings to put the Lady Bruins one-win away from a Pioneer Valley League title.

Trailing 1-0 in the sixth inning, Bear River's Nerissa Long belted a solo home run to knot things up.

The Hillgals loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh with one-out, but a force play at the plate and a pop-out sent the game into extras.

In the top of the eighth, The Lady Bruins' bats came alive. Rachel Last led off the inning with a triple, and after a pair of walks Arielle Koerber knocked Last in with a fielder's choice.

Mikayla Laymance then doubled in two runs and Danielle Crilly followed with a two-run home run to put the game out of reach.

Long finished off Placer in the eighth to earn the win from the circle, going eight inning, striking out 10 and allowing one run.

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The Lady Bruins (17-5, 8-1 PVL) take on Colfax (4-10, 2-6 PVL) on Tuesday.


Nevada Union 1, Roseville 0

The Miners got a gem on the mound from senior Joey Souza and eked out a Sierra Foothill League victory over Roseville Thursday.

Souza pitched a complete game, going all seven, allowing just one hit, no runs and striking out seven.

Nevada Union scored the only run of the game when Jonathan Finau singled to put a man on. Joe O'Sullivan was called on to run for Finau, and was eventually plated when Noah Arriaga hit an RBI groundout.

The win gives the Miners (8-14, 4-8 SFL) their first league series win of the season. They will take the diamond again Monday against Woodcreek.

FROSH: Nevada Union 2, Roseville 1

Gary Menary threw a complete game and scattered seven hits for Nevada Union as they edged past Roseville Thursday.

Sam Hopper and Wyatt Curtis each had a double and an RBI, and Matt Hayward and Andrew Link also added a hit.

The Miners play Roseville today in the rubber match.

Forest Lake Christian 5, Woodland Christian 2

The Falcons toppled Central Valley California League leading Woodland Christian Thursday, handing the perennial CVCL leader its first league loss of the season.

"This was a real confidence builder for us," said FLC head coach Jess Soria.

The Falcons got a strong performance on the mound from Kyle Soria, going all seven innings, allowing four hits, two runs and striking out seven.

From the plate Cody Kennedy came through with a clutch two-RBI single. Logan Ray laid down a perfect bunt on a squeeze play to score Kyle Soria. Brett Soria added a base knock and Jared Hankins went 1-for-3 with two walks and two stolen bases in the win.

FLC (9-9, 5-2 CVCL) currently sits in the third and final playoff spot allotted to the CVCL.


Nevada Union ends season at SFL doubles tourney

The Miners played their last SFL event Thursday, competing in the doubles tournament at Rocklin High School.

In the "A" draw, the Miners had two teams, the first was Michael Quinn and Weston Strawser and the other was the team of Pedro Spegiorin and Jack Wright.

Spegiorin and Wright had to play a tough Rocklin team in the first round and took them all the way to the third set where they eventually lost 2-6, 6-2, 4-6.

The other team made up of NU team captains Quinn and Strawser drew a Woodcreek team in the first round and took care of them 6-3, 6-4.

In the quarterfinal round, they played a good team from Del Oro and in three sets came out on top with a score of 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.

In the semifinal round they met the No. 2 seeded team from Rocklin and were stopped there.

Quinn and Strawser ended up with a fourth place finish in the SFL tournament.

In the "B" draw Nevada Union brought the team of Ben Beltran and Kris Colen who drew a tough Rocklin team in the first round and were stopped 0-6, 2-6.

In the other half of the draw the No. 3 seeded team of Romeo Connors and Kai Usami from NU got a first round bye. In the quarterfinal round they played a Woodcreek team and won 6-0, 6-2.

In the semifinals they came up against the No. 2 seeded team from Granite Bay and were not able to advance and ended up with a fourth place finish.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232. deadline for submission is 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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