Alumni notebook: Bartlomé, Republic earn home playoff game |

Alumni notebook: Bartlomé, Republic earn home playoff game

Chad Bartlomé, a 2001 Nevada Union graduate, and the Sacramento Republic FC clinched a first-round home playoff game by beating Wilmington, 2-0, last week.

Bartlomé and the Republic (15-6-3) are now unbeaten in their last seven USL Pro matches and sit just one game back of second-place Richmond in the standings.

On the season, Bartlomé has played in 22 matches, scored one goal, assisted on two others and taken 17 shots.

The Republic have four games left before the playoffs start Sept. 13.


Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union ‘01; Colorado Springs Sky Sox) took the loss Sunday as he allowed six earned runs in 2.1 innings of work against the El Paso Chihuahuas. The Sky Sox lost the game, 9-7.

For Roenicke, who was picked up by Colorado Springs (a Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies) two weeks ago, it was his fourth appearance in a Sky Sox uniform.

On the season, Roenicke is 4-7 with a 5.85 ERA. The Sky Sox are 53-83 and rank last in the Pacific Coast League.

Pete Ruiz (Nevada Union ‘05; Portland Sea Dogs) earned his third win of the season from the slab, helping the Sea Dogs (a Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox) beat the Harrisburg Senators, 5-4, Aug. 19.

Ruiz threw two innings, allowed three hits, no runs and struck out one.

On the season, Ruiz is 3-1, with a 3.47 ERA in 23.1 innings pitched. The Sea Dogs are 85-50 and are in first place in the Eastern League Eastern Division.

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