ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union alumnas Porter powers Pioneers to strong start
Chris Porter, a 2011 Nevada Union graduate, and the Cal State East Bay Pioneers baseball team opened the season with a three-game sweep of the Academy of Arts University last week.
Porter, a senior catcher, wasted little time notching his first home run of the season, crushing a solo shot to left field in the third inning of the first game of the season.
Porter started the first two games of the series for the Pioneers, going 2-for-4 from the plate with three RBIs, two walks and a home run.
The Pioneers are 3-0 and open a three-game series with Western Oregon Friday.
Dalton Maxwell (Nevada Union ‘15; Menlo College) and the Oaks swept Oregon Institute of Technology last week, winning all four matchups with the Hustlin’ Owls.
Maxwell, a freshmen infielder, notched base hits in three games and reached safely in all four. Throughout the series, Maxwell was 3-for-11 with two walks, three runs scored and an RBI.
Menlo is now 7-3 this season.
Dusty Zeisler (Nevada Union ‘12; Holy Names University) and the Hawks took one out of three games against San Francisco State last week.
Zeisler, a senior shortstop, was strong in the Hawks lone win, going 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored. In the series, Zeisler was 3-for-10 with three runs scored.
Holy Names catcher Brandon O’Callaghan (Nevada Union ‘13) went 2-for-8 in the series with two runs scored and two walks.
The Hawks are now 1-4.
Ryan McCarthy (Nevada Union ‘13; Yuba Community College) and the 49ers fell to 0-4 this season after dropping games to Lassen Community College and Ohlone College last week.
McCarthy, a relief pitcher, saw action in the loss to Lassen, throwing 2/3 of an inning, walking one, striking out one and allowing two runs, one of which was earned.
Brandon Donley (Bear River ‘14; Solano Community College) and the Falcons dropped both their games against College of San Mateo last week.
Donley, a sophomore, appeared in each game as a pinch hitter, going 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored.
The Falcons are 0-3 this season.
Shyanne Parrish (Nevada Union ‘14; Yuba College) and the 49ers lost all four of their games last week, dropping a pair to Lassen College and another set to Butte College.
Parrish, a sophomore pitcher, played in both games against Lassen, going 5-for-5 from the plate with two doubles in the series.
From the slab, Parrish pitched a total of 6.2 innings in the series, allowing seven runs and five earned runs while walking six and striking out two.
Yuba College is now 0-6 to start the season.
Evan Kittle (Nevada Union ‘14; University of California, Santa Cruz) and the Banana Slugs dropped a pair of games early in the week but finished on a four-game win streak, beating Mount St. Joseph University, Lakeland College, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Benedictine University.
Kittle, a sophomore setter, led his team in assists in all four wins, amassing a four-game total of 168 to go with 37 digs and seven kills.
The Banana Slugs are 9-2 overall this season.
Will Sumner (Nevada Union ‘14; Utah Valley University) and the Wolverines suffered a setback in their inaugural Big 12 Conference dual meet, falling to South Dakota State.
Sumner, a redshirt freshmen, lost his 184-pound match by a 9-4 decision.
The Wolverines are 3-7 this season and 0-1 in Big 12 duals.
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