Alumni Notebook: Flores makes first cut in U.S. amateur |

Alumni Notebook: Flores makes first cut in U.S. amateur

Here’s a look at how some athletes with local ties fared recently at the college and professional level:

Erik Flores (Nevada Union, ’05); UCLA ” Grass Valley native and Nevada Union alumnus Erik Flores led Charlie Holland by two holes through the first eight holes in match play of the 108th U.S. Amateur Open’s Round of 32, but faltered on the ninth, and finally 14th to fall into a tie before losing.

Both Flores and Holland played into extra holes, with Flores carding 2-over par on the 20th to give Holland the edge.

Flores returns to California to prepare for his senior year at UCLA on the defending national champion men’s golf team.


Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); Louisville Bats ” Roenicke totaled four strikeouts last week, appearing in two different games to help his Louisville Bats secure wins.

He had a two-strikeout, three-walk performance against Durham and a two-hit, two-strikeout outing against Columbus.

He’s 2-0 on the year in the Triple-A International League and is boasting a 2.86 ERA. He’s got three saves in addition to his 37 strikeouts.

Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Gulf Coast League Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals) ” Daley gave up five walks and five earned runs in a loss to the GCL Minnesota Twins before being placed on rehab assignment.

Daley is 0-4 on the season in 15 games.

Robby Alcombrack (Bear River, ’06); Mahoning Valley Scrappers ” Alcombrack went hitless in two games this week. He’s batting .256 on the season with a home run and 12 RBIs.

Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Brian Hamilton via e-mail at or by phone at 477-4240.

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