Here’s a look at how some athletes with local ties fared recently at the college level:
Mei Ling Clark (Nevada Union, ’02); University of California, Davis – The senior gymnast competed in her final collegiate home meet, scoring a 9.750 on the bars. The Aggies lost the dual to meet to Sacramento State, despite scoring a season-best 193.075 points to Sac State’s 195.325.
Julia Richards (Nevada Union, ’03); University of California, Davis – Richards posted two season-high scores on the beam and the floor exercise, earning a 9.825 on both – good enough for third place in each event. She also scored a 9.675 on the vault.
Doug Black (Nevada Union, ’02); Haverford University – The senior outside hitter recorded nine kills in a 3-1 loss to Penn College and eight kills in a 3-1 win against DeSales. Haverford received an at-large selection to the NIRSA Club Volleyball Championship in Salt Lake City from April 13-15. The Wolves were one of 48 teams selected to the Division II field, which consists of four-year schools with enrollments under 15,000.
TRACK & FIELD
Tom Hummel (Nevada Union, ’02); Cal Poly Pomona – The senior distance runner ran the 1500 meters at the Mount Sac Invitational on March 11, finishing in 4:12.5.
Christina Guerland (Bear River, ’03); Yale – The junior second baseman hit a three-run homer to propel Yale to a 9-1 win Saturday against Manhattan. The Bulldogs did, however, lose the first game of the doubleheader against Manhattan 4-3 with Guerland totaling six putouts. Yale finished the Rebel Games early last week with a 1-0 loss to Cleveland State and a 4-1 win against Colgate, ending with an 8-4 record in the tournament.
Michelle Mathis (Bear River, ’03); St. Mary’s (Calif.) – Mathis came up big in St. Mary’s 4-1 win against Southern Utah, going 2-for-4 with a run, three putouts and four assists. And in two losses to the University of Pacific, she went 1-for-4 with three walks, two runs, three put outs and two assists. St. Mary’s has a 3-19 record thus far this season.
Amanda Poteet (Nevada Union, ’04); MIT – Poteet and her team won its first game of the season, beating Regis College 1-0. Playing in center field, she went 1-for-3 at the plate.
Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Cal-Poly, San Luis Obispo – The junior right-handed pitcher went six innings Saturday against No. 19 Washington, giving up four runs on six hits while fanning eight. He did not earn a decision in the outing, with Cal-Poly winning 5-4.
Justin Deme (Nevada Union, ’03); California State, Sacramento – Deme pitched two innings in a 4-2 win against the University of San Francisco, giving up zero runs and one hit for no decision. He took his fourth loss of the season Saturday in the second game of a doubleheader against Utah Valley State with the Hornets losing 6-5. Deme gave up three runs on six hits in 41Ú3 innings of work.
Bryan Hart (Bear River, ’03); Solano Community College – The sophomore pitcher threw a complete-game, three-hit shutout against Yuba College last Monday, striking out six and throwing just 77 pitches. In a 6-5 win against Laney College, Hart went 2-for-3 at the plate with 3 RBIs while also earning the win in relief on the mound. Solano is now 6-1 in league play.
Kevin Holt (Forest Lake Christian, ’01); The Master’s College (Santa Clarita, Calif) – The senior hurler took his third loss of the season, giving up three runs on three hits in four innings during a 3-1 loss to the University of California State, Chico. Holt is now 2-3 on the mound this season.
Mike Weiss (Forest Lake Christian, ’05); The Master’s College – Weiss, a freshman pitcher, took his second loss of the season after giving up four runs on two hits in 1Ú3 of an inning in a 6-3 loss to Illinois Tech. He also pitched two innings of relief in a 4-3 win against Chico, giving up zero runs and one hit.
Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); University of California, Los Angeles – The senior center fielder went 0-for-4 with one run, an RBI and four putouts in a 16-2 win against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In Saturday’s game against San Diego State, he went 1-for-4 with two runs, an RBI, one walk and eight putouts in a 12-2 win. In the final game Sunday against San Diego State, Roenicke went 1-for-4 with one run and two put outs.
The Bruins’ three-game sweep of San Diego State was its first at home in five years.
Anthony Welz (Bear River, ’05); Butte Community College – Welz pitched a scoreless ninth inning in a 5-2 win March 16 against Feather River, earning his sixth save of the year. He also earned a win on the mound Saturday against Feather River, giving up zero runs and just one hit in 31Ú3 innings. Butte won 2-1, dropping Welz’s ERA to 1.64 and improving Butte’s record to 5-0 in the Golden Valley Conference and 13-7 overall.
Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Stacy Hicklin via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 477-4244.
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