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Aumni Notebook: Roenicke picks up first win with Twins

Josh Roenicke, a 2001 Nevada Union graduate, pitched for the Minnesota Twins in three games for Major League Baseball’s opening week of the 2013 season and earned his first win of the year.

In Monday’s game versus the Tigers, Roenicke threw 1 1/3 innings and yielded no runs or hits and struck out a batter in a 4-2 loss. On Thursday against Detroit, Roenicke recorded a strikeout and only pitched 1/3 inning while allowing one hit and two walks in an 8-2 victory. In Saturday’s game versus the Orioles, Roenicke entered the game as middle relief in the sixth and threw for three strong innings giving up just one hit and a walk while fanning two batters. He picked up the win as his team hit in the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth to edge Baltimore 6-5.

The Twins (4-2) play at Kansas City today.

BASEBALL

Dusty Zeisler (Nevada Union ’12) Holy Names University– Zeisler’s Hawks struggled last week as they were only able to win one game in a four-game series at Dixie State.

Zeisler started at short stop batting eighth and played in two of the four games to finish 2-for-4 at the plate, including an RBI-single and a pinch-hit double. The Hawks lost the first game 15-3, but bounced back on Friday in the series’ third game for a 3-2 win. In Saturday’s series finale Holy Names’ offense was shut down in an 11-1 loss. Individual statistics have yet to be reported.

The Hawks (10-24) host a four-game series versus Cal Baptist beginning Thursday.

Zach Welz (Bear River ’11); Solano Community College– Welz and the Solano Falcons went 2-1 at home last week losing in a high-scoring affair versus Los Medanos and defeating Yuba twice.

In Tuesday’s 10-9 loss, Welz started in right field batting second in the line up and went 1-for-3 at the plate walking once and scoring twice. The Falcons stormed back to take a 9-9 lead when they rallied to score three runs in the bottom of the eighth, but they couldn’t hold on as Los Medanos came up with two runs in the top half of the ninth. Solano played Yuba on Friday and Saturday winning both games, 7-1 and 7-2 respectively. In those games Welz finished 2-for-5 batting with an RBI-double, two runs scored and a walk.

Solano (16-10) hosts Marin Tuesday.

Ethan McGill (Nevada Union ’11) Yuba City College– The Niners went 1-2 last week defeating Contra Costa at home and dropping a pair of games on the road at Solano.

In Tuesday’s 7-1 home win McGill started at first base batting third and finished 1-for-2 at the plate with a run scored a two walks. On Friday the Niners lost at Solano 7-2 where McGill went 2-for-4 batting with a double and scored a run. In Saturday’s action Yuba was defeated 7-1. McGill finished the game 1-for-3 at the dish.

The Niners (16-12) play at Laney Friday.

SOFTBALL

Karly Harris (Nevada Union ’10); Dominican University of California– The Lady Penguins went 2-8 last week as they defeated Northwest Nazarene University and Cal State East Bay.

Dominican hosted double-headers versus Hawaii Pacific and Hawaii Hilo on Tuesday and Wednesday as it was swept of all four games. Harris started in the first game of each double-header and came in as relief for the second games as the Lady Penguins lost 4-2, 10-3, 8-0 and 11-0. Harris racked up 18 innings of work yielding 18 earned runs, 32 hits, four walks and struck out four batters. On Friday Dominican began play at the Tournament of Champions hosted by Cal State Stanislaus. Harris pitched three innings surrendering seven hits, four earned runs and struck out two batters in a 9-1 loss versus Dominguez Hills. In Saturday’s games Harris pitched one inning of relief versus San Francisco State allowing no hits or runs as her team fell 5-1 and she also pitched a complete game going seven innings versus Cal State East Bay allowing 11 hits, four earned runs, a walk and recorded one strikeout. On Sunday the Lady Penguins had a second crack at Cal State East Bay and Harris went the distance for a 7-1 victory as she yielded five hits, one run, two walks and fanned two batters.

Dominican (7-37) hosts a double-header against Academy of Art Thursday.

Maddie Phelps, (Bear River ’12); Sierra College— Phelps collected two wins and one loss this past week to improve to 11-4 with an 2.48 ERA overall and is 6-3 with an 2.25 ERA inside the conference for Sierra College.

Phelps pitched a complete game 6-4 win win Tuesday against Santa Rosa. She hurled seven innings and gave up nine hits and four runs while only walking opne and striking out three batters. In the first game of a double-header on Saturday against Cosumnes River College, Phelps yielded one earned run, four hits, one strikeout and no walks in a 4-0 loss. After Cosumnes River scored four runs in the first inning on three hits and two errors, Phelps settled in and gave up one hit the rest of the game. Phelps made a relief appearance in the second game to pick up the win pitching five innings while scattering five hits and giving up three runs in an 8-3 victory.

Sierra College (21-9-1 overall, 11-3) hosts Sac-Joaquin Delta on Tuesday.

Kendal Butterfield (Nevada Union ’10); Colorado State — The Lady Rams were swept in a three-game series by Texas A&M as Butterfield accounted for two-thirds of her teams’ offense with a two-run homer.

Colorado State’s offense was shutdown on the road as it was outscored 23-3 in three games Friday through Sunday. Butterfield started in left field batting seventh and finished the series 1-for-7 at the plate with a two-run bomb to left field in the fourth inning of the final game which ended in a 10-2 loss.

The Lady Rams (17-17, 3-0) travel to take on Nevada in a three-game series beginning Friday.

Courtney Ceo (Bear River ’10); University of Oregon — The No. 9 ranked Lady Ducks went 5-1 last week as they swept Utah in a three-game series early last week and took two out of three games from California this weekend.

Oregon outscored Utah 27-6 in three games played Tuesday and Wednesday where Ceo started at shortstop batting second and finished the series 4-for-9 with two RBIs, three runs scored and a walk. In a pair of game at California on Saturday, Ceo struggled going 0-for-8 at the plate as the Lady Ducks split, winning 5-1 and losing 3-1. In Sunday’s rubber-match Ceo went 2-for-4 batting with a pair of RBI-singles and scored a run as her team slugged four homers and scattered 15 hits in a 9-3 victory.

Oregon (33-6, 10-2) hosts Arizona for a three-game series beginning Friday.

Stephanie Ceo (Bear River ’12); University of Texas— The No. 8 Lady Longhorns won all three of their home games last week beating Texas Southern and a sweeping a double-header against Western Kentucky.

Texas outscored the opposition 15-1 in the three-game stretch and Ceo started at second base batting seventh finishing the series 2-for-8 at the plate with two runs scored, including a single in the bottom of the third inning to start what turned out to be a three-run rally. The Lady Longhorns defeated Western Kentucky 3-1 in that game.

Texas (35-4) hosts a double-header versus McNeese State on Wednesday

Brianna Nicholson (Nevada Union ’10); Cal State Stanislaus— The Lady Warriors went 2-6 last week sweeping a double-header versus Montana State-Billings on Wednesday before dropping six games as it hosted the Tournament of Champions.

In a pair of 3-1 wins over Montana State-Billings, Nicholson started at first base batting seventh and went 1-for-4 at the plate and contributed 12 put outs defensively. Cal State Stanislaus struggled in their tournament Friday through Sunday as it lost all six games. Nicholson went 1-for-4 in an extra inning heartbreaking 7-5 loss against Sonoma State. The Lady Warriors rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh to tie it before losing in the bottom half of the ninth inning. Cal State Stanislaus lost its next three games by only five runs combined. Nicholson played in five of the six games and finished 2-for-17 batting with three walks and scored a run.

Cal State Stanislaus (13-27, 6-18) hosts UC San Diego for a four-game series starting Friday.

Katie Mathis (Bear River ’10); San Diego State — The Lady Aztecs beat UC San Diego at home Wednesday before traveling to Nevada to win two out of three against the Lady Wolf Pack.

In a 3-1 win over UC San Diego, Mathis was 1-for-1 at the plate with three walks and a run scored. In the three-game series at Nevada the Lady Aztecs took the first two games 6-3 and 8-1 before losing in the final game 4-2. Mathis started at second base batting second and went 0-for-9 over the weekend with one walk.

San Diego State (25-13, 5-1) plays at Cal State Fullerton this Wednesday.

Alyssa Reina (Bear River ’12); North Dakota State University — The Lady Bison swept a three-game series against Western Illinois last week to remain perfect in conference play as they outscored their opponent 29-10.

Reina started at catcher batting sixth and finished the series 1-for-9 batting with a double, two runs scored and a walk. The Lady Bison won the first two games by margins of 9-5 and 7-4 before opening the flood gates to clobber Western Illinois 13-1 in the finale.

North Dakota State (19-13, 6-0) a three-game series versus South Dakota State beginning Tuesday.

GOLF

Erik Flores (Nevada Union ’05) Web.com Tour– Flores played in his first event of the year at the Brasil Champions tournament at the Sao Paulo Golf Club in Brazil.

Flores shot opening sub-par rounds of 68 (-3) and 69 (-2) to make the cut and went on to finish in 70th place to collect $1,721 dollars in earnings. He finished the tournament at one over par (+1) with a four-day accumulative score of 285.

The Web.com Tour continues this week at the WNB Wolf Classic in Midland, Texas.

Spencer Biersdorff (Nevada Union ’08); University of Colorado, Colorado Springs — The UCCS men’s golf team finished in fourth place out of nine teams at the Mustang Intercollegiate Tuesday at the Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz.

Biersdorff shot at or below par for the fifth time this season posting first and third round scores of 72. He finished the first day with nine birdies, helping UCCS to a tournament-best 36 birdies. Biersdorff finished second for the Mountain Lions and eighth overall with a score of 217.

The Mountain Lions return to action today in the Division II Spring Preview in DuPont, Wash.

Jace Tiller (Nevada Union ’12) Folsom Lake Community College– Tiller played in a couple of Big 8 tournaments with his team winning one and finishing runner-up in the other.

At the seventh Big 8 Conference Tournament at Oakmont Golf Club in Santa Rosa on Friday Tiller posted a round of 79 as the Falcons edged Santa Rosa by two strokes, 381-383. Earlier in the week Tiller shot an 84 at sixth Big 8 Tournament at Whitney Oaks Golf Club on Tuesday. The Falcons finished second with a team score of 391, just three strokes behind conference leader Santa Rosa’s 388.

Folsom’s next conference tournament comes Thursday at Swenson Golf Course.

FOOTBALL

Brandyn McCary (Nevada Union ’02); Delta Ducks– McCary played solid defense as his squad crushed the East Bay Outlaws 48-0.The team’s defense is allowing an average of just four points per game.

The Delta Ducks (3-0) play at Capital City Fury Saturday.


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