Alumni Notebook: Salcedo helps Long Beach City College to league title
Former Nevada Union volleyball standout Tyler Salcedo assisted the Vikings of Long Beach City College (15-1 overall, 9-0 South Coast Conference) in clinching its league title with a 3-0 win over El Camino City College last Wednesday.
In the three game sweep, the ex-Miner had 43 assists, three digs and one ace.
Friday, the 5-foot 10-inch freshman had 49 assists, 13 digs and two aces against Santa Barbara City College in a 3-1 victory.
While setting for the Vikings this season, Salcedo has 231 set assists along with 34 digs.
The Vikings look to defend its 2009 state volleyball championship, the first round of the playoffs begin April 20.
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 1-for-5 in the first game of a recent double header against Cal Poly Pomona. CSU-LA (15-18, 13-11) won the first game 7-6 and dropped the second 10-2. In the night cap, the Bear River grad went 2-for-3 but failed to score. On the season, Miraldi is hitting .300 with 25 runs scored, 17 RBIs, six doubles, a triple and a home run.
A.J. Nunez (Bear River, ’07); Cal State, Sacramento – Nunez drew a walk and scored a run for the Sac State Hornets in a 22-2 win over Albany last Wednesday. Nunez is hitting .200 with five runs scored including a home run, two doubles and 4 RBIs in 25 at bats on the season for the Hornets (10-15-1).
Kelly Sheppard (Bear River, ’08); Sacramento State – Sheppard, a sophomore, went 1-for-2 with one run scored in an 11-2 loss while hosting Boise State in the first game of a twin bill. Sheppard went 0-for-2 for Sac State (10-23), but did hit into a fielder’s choice giving her an RBI in the 7-5 win over Boise State (12-18).
Jenna Wermes (Bear River, ’08); Chico State – After rain forced the cancellation of Chico State-Cal State San Bernardino doubleheader Friday, the two teams decided to salvage one of the washed-out contests by tacking it on to the back of Saturday’s scheduled twinbill. It resulted in a softball tripleheader, the visiting Coyotes took two of three – after the Wildcats won the first game 7-2, San Bernardino downed Chico State 10-4 to earn a split of the regular Saturday double dip…then downed the Cats 4-2 in the rescheduled single game before leaving town.
Wermes went 1-for-7 and scored a run for Chico State in the three games against San Bernadino.
Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Brian Hamilton via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 477-4240.
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