Bear River earns first PVL win
THE UNION STAFF
Bear River’s baseball team won its first Pioneer Valley League game of the season Friday at Lincoln, 15-4.
The Bruins (1-1, 5-1) trailed 4-0 after the first inning and through the second, but their bats came to life the rest of the game.
Robby Alcombrack gave Bear River its first lead at 5-4 with a three-run homer in the fourth inning.
Vince Viola lasted six innings on the mound, giving up the four first-inning runs before striking out six.
“We thought we’d put runs on the board early in the game but we didn’t,” Bruins coach Mike Viola said. “(Vince) could have lost composure, and the team could have lost composure, but they didn’t.”
A.J. Nunez was the Bruins’ leading batter, going 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a double.
Bryan Sibis hit a triple while going 2-for-3, Alcombrack was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, Ryan Giacomini was 2-for-4 with a double, and John Mobley was 2-for-5 with a double.
Bear River plays at 3:30 p.m. Monday at River City in a nonleague game.
Nevada Union 8, Kennedy 3
Nevada Union’s baseball team exploded in the eighth inning with five runs win the Metro League game at Kennedy.
Brandon Maraglia, Kelcey Wirick, Dan Stith, Josh Noxon and Nic Gauldin each batted in runners in the top of the eighth for NU (3-3, 5-4).
Wirick pitched all eight innings, giving up seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven.
Gauldin led the Miners on offense as he went 3-for-5 with two RBIs.
Wirick was 2-for-5, Tom Brindley had a triple, Stith a double and Noxon had two RBIs.
NU hosts McClatchy at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Nevada Union 11, Johnson 1
Nevada Union’s Rachelle Chan gathered 12 strikeouts in a complete game pitching to lead the Miners to their first victory of the season at Johnson.
Roxanne Ray led NU, batting 2-for-3 along with Kayla Bennett. Cassie Davidson was 2-for-4, and Andrea Reuter had a double.
The Miners (1-2) play at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at Granite Bay.
Bear River 13, Vacaville Christian 0
After falling to Armijo 6-0 in the first round of the River City Tournament, Bear River (4-2) stormed past Vacaville Christian later in the afternoon to move into the Silver Division bracket today.
Everyone on the Bruins’ lineup had a hit in the win, while Brittney Ceo pitched Bear River’s way to the shutout.
In the loss against Armijo, Tori Humbard had the only hit of the game for the Bruins, who play at 8 a.m. today in the second day of the tournament. If they win that game they play at noon, and a win there would advance them to the 4 p.m. final.
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