Alumni Notebook: Former Bruin at bat for Yale |

Alumni Notebook: Former Bruin at bat for Yale

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


Christina Guerland (Bear River, ’03); Yale – Guerland helped her team to a 10-2 record to kick off the season. All games were held during the Rebel Games in Kissimmee, Fla.

The week started Monday with a 7-2 loss to Butler, in which Guerland was 2-for-3 with a run scored, followed by a 9-2 win over Army which saw Guerland go 1-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.

Action continued with a doubleheader Wednesday. Guerland was 1-for-4 with an RBI during a 2-0 win over St. Louis and she went 1-for-4 with a run scored in a 3-2 win over Manhattan.

Thursday saw Guerland go 2-for-4 in a 5-1 loss to Cleveland State, followed by a 1-for-2 performance with a run scored and a walk during a 7-2 win over Dayton.

On Saturday, Guerland was 1-for-4 with a run scored during a 14-1 trouncing of Colgate, followed by an 0-for-3 performance in a 4-1 win over Hartford.

Sunday saw Yale wrap up the tournament with a pair of wins, including an 11-2 romp over Florida A&M in which Guerland was 1-for-3 with a run scored and a walk. The Bulldogs then scored a 6-3 win over Central Connecticut. Guerland was 1-for-4 in that game.

Michelle Mathis (Bear River, ’03); St. Mary’s (Calif.) – Mathis continued to be used primarily as a pinch runner this week, although she was hitless in one at-bat Saturday in a 9-2 win over Northern Colorado.

Mathis was used as a pinch runner and recorded no stats in Thursday’s 10-3 loss to Purdue, Wednesday’s 7-1 win over Georgia Southern and Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to Eastern Illinois.


Chris Brown (Nevada Union, ’03); Tabor College – Brown saw action Wednesday in the first game of a doubleheader, going 2-for-3 from the plate in a 9-5 win over Kansas Wesleyan. He followed that up with a 3-for-4 day Saturday with a double and an RBI in a 16-3 win over Sterling College. From his catcher position, he threw out one potential base stealer at second and threw behind a runner at first for a pickoff.

Tyler French (Bear River, ’06); Sierra Community College – French threw seven innings Tuesday in a 4-1 win over Delta College. He allowed just four hits and struck out six and has yet to be beaten this year. Sierra is now 20-3 overall and holds the No. 1 rank in the state.

Bryan Hart (Bear River, ’03); California State, San Bernardino – Hart saw action is three games, all against UC San Diego. Thursday he was 2-for-2 with a run scored in a 9-6 win and Friday he was 1-for-3 with an RBI in a 13-7 loss. Saturday he was 0-for-2 in a 9-2 loss.

Jason Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’04); Cuesta Community College – Roenicke upped his record on the mound this season to 4-1 after a 10-5 victory Saturday over Hancock.

Mike Weiss (Forest Lake Christian, ’05); The Master’s College – During a complete-game, seven-inning performance, Weiss gave up nine hits and four runs (three earned) Friday during a 4-2 loss to the College of the Ozarks.

Anthony Welz (Bear River, ’05); Butte Community College – Welz was tagged for a loss against the top team in the state, Sierra College, on Wednesday. Welz gave up five hits and four runs, all earned, in five innings. He walked one and struck out one in the 8-2 loss.


Ryan Ursiny (Bear River, ’05); Sierra Community College – During Tuesday’s portion of the Big 7 Conference Tournament, Ursiny helped Sierra College to a third-place finish wby carding a 75, just four strokes off the lead. Santa Rosa ran away with the team points, scoring a 375 to Delta’s 386 and Sierra’s 387.

The teams took to the course again Thursday as Ursiny scored a 76 at Oakmont Country Club in Sonoma. Sierra finished second with a 378 behind Delta’s 374.

After four Big 7 tournaments, Sierra and Santa Rosa are tied for the lead.


Whitney Stephenson (Nevada Union, ’06); The University of Southern California – Stephenson earned a spot at the 2007 National Championships as a freshman. She finished 25th as a member of the Trojans’ 400 freestyle relay team in three minutes, 26 seconds and she took 45th individually in the 200 backstroke in 2:04.38.


Chelsea Haverty (Bear River, ’04); University of Colorado – Haverty won the long jump Saturday with a leap of 18 feet, 1 inch during the Potts Collegiate Invite in Boulder, Colo.


Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Ross Maak via e-mail at or by phone at 477-4244.

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