Alcombrack unloads bomb for Bear River
Robby Alcombrack hit two more home runs, including a monster two-run blast in the fourth inning Monday afternoon as the Bruins cruised to an 11-1 nonleague win at home against Center.
Alcombrack hit 3-for-3 with four RBIs with a solo homer in the second inning and a two-run shot in the fourth. The latter was particularly impressive, according to coach Mike Viola.
“He hit it to left-center, up on top of Magnolia Road … and then bounced into Lake of the Pines,” Viola said of the senior catcher, who now has 10 homers this season. “The fence is 340 feet where he hit it, and going out to the road, I’d say that was about a 450-foot home run.
Tyler French and Matt Hilton also went 2-for-3 and Matt Miraldi 2-for-4 for the Bruins, who had 13 hits in the game.
Vince Viola started and pitched the first three innings, allowed one run on two hits to earn credit for the win. Steve Sitter pitched two innings and Alcombrack worked the sixth to close out a game called due to the 10-run rule.
Sitter escaped from a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the fourth inning, thanks to a 5-2-3 double play from third baseman Matt Freitas to Alcombrack to French at first base.
Nevada Union 3, Kennedy 2
Kelcey Wirick doubled down the third base line to drive Dan Stith home with the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh inning as the Miners edged Kennedy to clinch the Metro Conference No. 2 seed for the upcoming playoffs.
Nevada Union (14-4 league, 19-7 overall) has now won seven straight games. Since April 7, the Miners are 12-3 with five of those wins being decided in their last at-bat.
This time Stith walked to lead off the seventh, stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on Wirick’s two-out, two-strike double.
Stith also earned credit for the win, as he worked six innings. The senior left-hander allowed four hits, struck out four and walked none.
Dane Devogelaere came on to pitch the bottom of the seven to pick up the save. Devogelaere also pitched the eighth inning on Friday to pick up the decision in Nevada Union’s 12-11 win at home against Kennedy.
Nic Gauldin and Tom Brindley delivered RBI singles in the fourth to give Nevada Union a 2-1 lead.
J.V.: Nevada Union 11,
Will Havard hit 3-for-4 with three doubles and Justin Stewart 2-for-4 with two extra base hits as the Miners rolled to a Metro win at Kennedy.
The Miners scored six runs in the second inning to take charge. Matt Morse singled to lead off the inning, Tucker Colomb followed with a double and Josh Rice singled to ignite the rally.
Stewart tripled one run home in the fourth and added a two-run double in the sixth.
Travis Custer pitched a complete game four-hitter, struck out five and walked two as the Miners improved their Metro record to 10-4.
“We’re playing some really good baseball right now,” coach Dan Rackley said. “We started a little slow with the weather and all that, but the boys have worked hard and it’s really paid off.”
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