Alumni notebook: Reina goes deep twice, Bison build league lead |

Alumni notebook: Reina goes deep twice, Bison build league lead

Alyssa Reina
Submitted photo by Stan Liu |

Alyssa Reina, a 2012 Bear River graduate, and the North Dakota State softball team (32-7) blasted past South Dakota State last week, sweeping the Jackrabbits in a three-game series by a combined score of 28-7.

Reina, a redshirt sophomore catcher, went 4-for-9 with five RBIs, two home runs and a double. Reina’s long balls came in the series finale, jacking a two-run shot in the first inning and putting another out in the second inning.

On the season, Reina has started all 39 games, is batting .344, and has team highs in home runs (10), RBIs (39) and walks (18).

Reina and the Bison are in first place in the Summit League with a 10-2 mark against league foes.

Stephanie Ceo (Bear River ‘12; University of Texas) and the Longhorns (27-12) beat Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, but followed that with three straight losses to No. 5 Oklahoma.

Ceo, a junior infielder, went 3-for-9, including a two-RBI double over the four game stretch. On the season, Ceo has started 38 games, has a .318 batting average, 27 runs scored, two doubles, two triples and two home runs.

Maddie Phelps (Bear River ‘12; Alabama State) and the Hornets (12-28) earned one win in a three-game series with Mississippi Valley State last week.

Phelps started one game, throwing three innings and allowing five runs while striking out two and walking two. Phelps didn’t factor into the decision. On the season, Phelps is 5-10 overall with a 7.00 ERA in 88 innings pitched.

Shyanne Parrish (Nevada Union ‘14; Yuba College) and the 49ers (9-27) split a two-game series with Los Medanos last week.

Parrish, a freshman catcher, went 0-for-3 with a run scored and a sacrifice in the series. On the season, Parrish has played in all 36 of Yuba’s games, has a .337 batting average with 28 runs scored.


Jakob Freele (Nevada Union ‘14; Northland College) and the Lumberjacks (10-16) won two out of three games with University of Minnesota Morris last week.

Freele, a freshman outfielder and leadoff batter, had an outstanding series at the plate, going 7-for-15 with six RBIs, three doubles and five runs scored. On the season, Freele has started 20 games, is batting .333 and leads the team in runs scored (24), doubles (7) and walks (15).

Zach Welz (Bear River ‘11; Texas Southern University) and the Tigers (19-15) topped University Houston-Victoria before snagging two wins in a three-game series with Grambling State last week.

Welz, a senior outfielder, went 1-for-4 against Houston-Victoria with two runs scored, an RBI and two stolen bases. Against Grambling State, Welz was 4-for-16 with two runs scored, two RBIs and a home run. On the season, Welz has started 30 games, is batting .254, has 14 stolen bases, leads the team in doubles with nine and is yet to commit an error in the field.

Dusty Zeisler (Nevada Union ‘12; Holy Names University) and the Hawks (18-22) wrapped up a four-game series with Azusa Pacific with three wins.

Zeisler, a sophomore shortstop, went 3-for-10 with two runs scored and an RBI in the four game set.

On the season, Zeisler has started 38 games, is batting .282, with 11 RBIs and 18 runs scored.

Chris Porter (Nevada Union ’11; Cal State East Bay) and the Pioneers (10-25) split a four-game series with NCAA D-II No. 18 Cal Poly Pomona over the weekend.

Porter, a junior catcher, started in three of the four games, going 2-for-9 from the plate and also stealing a base.

On the season, Porter has played in 26 games, has a .203 batting average, 13 RBIs and three home runs.

Brandon O’Callaghan (Nevada Union ‘13; Yuba Community College) and the 49ers (17-14) beat Marin, but lost to Solano and Los Medanos last week.

O’Callaghan, a sophomore catcher, played in two of the three games, going 2-for-2 with two runs scored. On the season, O’Callaghan has played in 18 games, is batting .257 with 10 runs scored.

Track and field

Melanie O’Brien (Nevada Union ‘14; Chico State) and the Wildcat track and field impressed at the Chico State Twilight Distance Carnival as both the men’s and women’s teams claimed victory.

O’Brien, a freshmen, was part of the Chico State 4×400 meter relay team that took fourth overall. O’Brien also placed 10th in the javelin throw, and 17th in the long jump.

Water Polo

Kara Dodd (Bear River ‘11; UC Santa Cruz) and the Banana Slugs split a pair of games last week, beating UC Davis B, and falling to UC Davis A.

Dodd scored one goal and played solid defense in the matches.

Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college or professional athlete with local ties, email or call 530-477-4232.

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