Alumni Notebook: Roenicke bounces back with strong outing |

Alumni Notebook: Roenicke bounces back with strong outing

Former Nevada Union three-sport star Josh Roenicke had a bit of an up-and-down week coming out of the bullpen for the Toronto Blue Jays in spring training action last week.

On March 22, Roenicke was tagged for two earned runs in 1 2/3 innings of work in an 8-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers. But three days later, Roenicke threw a perfect sixth inning for the Blue Jays in a 5-1 loss to the Tigers in a split-squad scrimmage.

In 6 1/3 innings of action this spring, Roenicke has compiled a 4.26 earned-run average while allowing eight hits and three earned runs. He also has five strikeouts against four walks with one hit batter.

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


Matt Miraldi (Bear River ’06); Cal State, Los Angeles – Miraldi, a senior, went 5-for-16 over the weekend for Cal State, L.A. in a four-game series with Cal State, Domiguez Hills.

Miraldi scored four runs, drove in two more and added a double in his plate appearances over the four-game stretch that saw CSU-LA (13-16 overall) come up with one win (16-2) over Dominguez Hills on Friday.

On the season, Miraldi is hitting .289 with 22 runs scored, 14 RBIs, five doubles, a triple and a home run. He’s also 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts.

Curtis Cameron, (Nevada Union, ’08) Lassen College – Cameron, a freshman pitcher at Lassen College (2-17 overall), leads the team with a 5.93 ERA in 27 1/3 innings of work with nine strikeouts against six walks.

Dan Stith (Nevada Union, ’07); Yuba Community College – Stith owns a 3.68 ERA in 22 innings pitched for Yuba College (8-13), while striking out 14 and walking 13.

Kyler Caldwell (Nevada Union, ’08); Yuba Community College – Caldwell is hitting .214 for Yuba College with one RBI on the season.

A.J. Nunez (Bear River, ’07); Cal State, Sacramento – Nunez drew a walk and scored a run for the Sac State Hornets in a 10-6 loss to Cal State, Northridge on Sunday. Nunez is hitting .217 with four runs scored, two doubles and 2 RBIs on the season for the Hornets (7-14-1).


Kelly Sheppard (Bear River, ’08); Sacramento State – Sheppard, a sophomore, went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in an 8-4 win over University of California, Riverside over the weekend in the Aggie Softball Stampede in Davis.

Sheppard also went 1-for-3 in a 6-2 loss to Riverside. Sac State also fell to the University of California, Berkeley 3-1 and to host UC Davis 7-5 over the weekend.

Jenna Wermes (Bear River, ’08); Chico State – Wermes went 1-for-2 for Chico State in a 7-0 win over Western Washington in the Mizuno Tournament of Champions in Turlock over the weekend.

The Wildcats (17-13) also posted wins over Chaminade, Dixie State and Grand Canyon College, before falling to Central Washington (4-2) and Hilo, Hawaii (1-0) to finish the tournament with a 4-2 record.

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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