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Anderson's no-hitter lifts Bear River to Selma Kiwanis Easter Baseball tournament championship


Travis Anderson threw a no-hitter Wednesday night and the Bear River Bruins clobbered the Oroville Tigers, 14-0, to win the 57th annual Selma Kiwanis Easter Baseball Tournament championship.

Anderson pitched all five innings before the game was called due to the mercy rule. The senior struck out five, walked five, allowed no hits and no runs in the victory.

From the plate, Bear River was impressive, going 12-for-23 as a team and scoring at least one run in every inning.

Bear River’s standout junior Jake Sypnicki was named the tournament MVP and was 3-for-3 in the championship game with two doubles and three RBIs.

David Chorjel continued his hot streak with a pair of hits, including a double and four RBIs. Anderson helped himself out with an RBI double, Andrew Reiss added an RBI hit, Andrew Harris notched an RBI knock, Michael Raigoza ripped a pair of hits, including a triple, and Tyler Toft batted a pair of runners in.

The Bruins (7-7) went 4-1 in the tournament and outscored their opponents 29-1 on the final day of play.

Bear River gets back into Pioneer Valley League action when it hosts Center April 3.

Bear River 15, Riverdale 1

The Bear River Bruins won their Wednesday morning game handily defeating Riverdale via mercy rule in the fifth inning.

Beck won his second game of the tournament, throwing four innings and allowing just one hit while striking out four.

Scudero came in to finish things off for Bear River, throwing one inning, allowing one run on no hits.

The Bruins were impressive at the plate, amassing 13 hits and 15 runs.

Anderson led the onslaught, going 2-for-2 with a double, a triple and four RBIs. Sypnicki went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, Scudero added a double, Reiss ripped an RBI double, Harris chipped in a pair of hits to go with a pair of RBIs, and Toft had two hits and an RBI.

Beck, Brandon Donley and David Chorjel all added hits as well.

Nevada Union 6, La Jolla 2

The Miners earned their first win of the Lions Tournament Wednesday with a convincing win over La Jolla.

Nevada Union was spurred on by an outstanding pitching performance from Ryan McCarthy. The senior threw six innings, allowed two earned runs, struck out three and walked just one in the win.

McCarthy has proven to be NU’s best asset on the mound, going 4-0 this season with an ERA less than one.

On the offensive end the Miners struggled to get the bats going, managing just three hits but NU capitalized on six Vikings errors.

From the plate, NU’s Nick Eccarius, Cody Gardner, Travis Hansen and Brady Porter all chipped in with an RBI each.

The Miners (6-4) have one game left in the Lions tourney and will play a team yet to be determined today before leaving the San Diego area and returning home.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at sports@theunion.com 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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