Prep roundup: Next stop Masters for golfers Lowe, DePass
May 7, 2013
Nevada Union's Logan Lowe and Bear River's Jake DePass earned the right to keep playing golf for their prep teams Monday by advancing through the divisional round.
Lowe shot an even-par 72 at Wild Horse Golf Club in the Division-I playoffs to be one of the six individuals to advance to Monday's Masters event at the Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton. Lowe was also named to the All-Sierra Foothill League First Team. Derek Frank, also an All-SFL first-teamer, shot an 80 at the divisional tourney and was eliminated from the playoffs. Andrew Puleo, an All-SFL second-teamer and the third Miner at the divisional tournament, finished with a 79 and was eliminated from playoff contention.
DePass was the only Bruin left standing after the Pioneer Valley League tournament, and with his 75 at Monday's Division-III tournament at Dark Horse Golf Club, he will keep the Bear River golf flag flying into the Masters.
"He is peaking at the right time," Bear River coach Gayne Nakano said.
The Masters tees off at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Reserve at Spanos Park in Stockton.
Nevada Union 4, Woodcreek 3
The Miners extended their win streak to four Monday with a one-run victory over Woodcreek on the Timberwolves' home diamond.
NU got a gem on the mound from Cody Gardner, going all seven innings, allowing just six hits, two earned runs and striking out three.
Gardner helped himself out from the plate with an RBI double as well.
NU's Joey Souza added a strong day at the plate with two hits, Zach White also had two hits, and Ryan McCarthy added a two-RBI single in the win.
The Miners (13-12, 6-7 SFL) travel to Woodcreek again today and play for the third and final time this season Wednesday at home.
JV: Roseville 3,
Nevada Union 0
Facing top-ranked Roseville, the Lady Miners battled until the end, but eventually fell by three.
While the offense struggled for NU, their defense and pitching kept them in the game.
Bailey Kennedy had one of her best outings from the slab, throwing a complete game with two strikeouts and only one walk while scattering seven hits.
Shortstop Gracie Ramos had a strong showing with six putouts, three of which took extraordinary talent. Outfielder Emily Sasville showed off her arm by gunning out a runner going from second to third, and fellow outfielder Hannah Adams made a great running catch in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Emma Zoellin was impressive behind the plate, throwing out a pair of Lady Tigers trying to steal.
The Lady Miners (5-14, 1-13 SFL) have their final game of the season Wednesday at home against Woodcreek.
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