Bear River softball defeats Del Oro in extra innings
A Michelle Mathis single to left centerfield drove in Tiffany Klopfer with the winning run, as Bear River’s softball team defeated Del Oro 2-1 Tuesday in 8 innings.
According to coach Duane Zauner, Bear River had lost the last 12 times versus Del Oro.
“This was probably one of the biggest wins in Bear River softball history,” said Zauner, whose team improved to 16-11 overall, 3-6 in the Sierra Foothill League.
Ashley Pruss pitched the distance for the Bruins, striking out four and working the Bruins out of numerous late-inning jams.
Pinch runner Alyssa Brandfass scored from first on a double by teammate Christina Guerland in the sixth inning.
FLC baseball wins
The Forest Lake Christian baseball team turned a tight game into a blowout at Victory Christian in Carmichael Tuesday.
The Falcons, who trailed by a run going into the sixth, put 11 runs on the board on five hits in a 12-2 mercy-rule shortened game.
Michael Weiss (1-for-3, two RBIs) started the late inning rally when he reached base on an error.
Joe Martin walked, then Jay Hobbs (2-for-3, three RBIs) drove Weiss in to tie the score at 2-2. With two runners on, Victory’s pitching served up the game winner with two straight walks.
Matt Lockhart went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Nick Whittington went 2-For-4 with a RBI.
Jimmy Wagner, who struck out 11 in 5 and 1/3 innings work to get the win, had a single and two RBIs. Matt Boatman had a single and a RBI.
FLC (15-5 overall, 7-2 Central Valley Christian League) will play at Woodland Christian 4 p.m. Friday.
John Reed struck out five and Brett Morgan went deep as the Nevada Union baseball team beat host Grant in Sacramento 17-6 in six innings Tuesday.
NU (11-9 overall, 7-6 Capital Athletic League) tallied 18 hits in the mercy-rule shortened game.
Tim Wagner went 2-for-3 with a triple, a double and a team-high three RBIs.
Nick Bertoli had a triple. Jason Snavely had a double.
Justin Deme (accent on e), Chris Brown, Evelio Fleitas and Sean Love had two singles each for NU.
The Miners will play at Davis 4 p.m. Thursday.
FLC softball tops Sac Adventist
Tracy Malone went 3-for-4 with a home run, a triple and a double and Stephanie Tejeda fanned five as the Forest Lake Christian softball team defeated host Sacramento Adventist 6-3 Tuesday.
FLC (11-3 overall, 7-1 Central Valley Christian League) trailed 1-0 early, but outscored the hosts 6-2 down the stretch to take the win.
Braeden Huusfeldt wenty 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Tiffany Knapp had a double. Tejeda, Jessica Pearse and Ashley Dickenson had a single each for FLC.
Hicks leads FLC golf to victory
David Hicks carded a two-under-par 33 to earn medalist honors as the host Forest Lake Christian boys golf team defeated Woodland Christian 205-237 at the Lake of the Pines C.C. Tuesday.
Jason Farnum and Brian Zard fired 39s each to finish tied for second.Nick Brown (43) took fifth. Mike Hitchcock finished with a 45 for ninth.
FLC (10-1 overall, 8-1 Central Valley Christian League) will host Faith Christian of Yuba City 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
BR boys tennis wins
The Bear River boys tennis team beat visiting Rocklin 7-2 Tuesday.
The Bruins’ No.1 singles player Dan Moglen dropped a 6-4, 6-1 decision to Craig Jardine, but the hosts turned it around to win the next five singles matches and two of the three doubles matches to complete the season sweep of the Thunder.
In singles, Bear River No.2 Chris Stafford defeated Markus Dann, 6-1, 7-6; No.3 Marc Moglen beat Mike Latson 6-3, 6-4; No.4 Matt Travers topped Daniel Johnson, 6-2, 6-0; No.5 Wes Bollinger defeated D.J. Hubka, 6-1, 6-2; No.6 Mike Lake beat Matt Biggat, 6-1, 7-5.
In doubles, Bear River’s No.1 team of Nick Paolini and Andrew Tintle were defeated by Aaron Mitchell and Ryan Ordonez, 2-6, 7-5, 6-4; No.2 Jacob Ells and Kevin Davis beat Alex Reynold and Reed Stout, 6-3, 6-3; No.3 Benton White and Anthony Green defeated Haji Khabra and George Carleton, 6-0, 6-1.
FLC coed tennis loses to River City
The Forest Lake Christian coed tennis team failed to break its season-long losing streak in a 9-0 loss at River City in West Sacramento Tuesday.
FLC (0-11 overall, 0-9 Central Valley Christian League) will play at Colfax 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
Bear River soccer loses to Oakmont
The Bear River girls soccer team lost to host Oakmont in Roseville 2-0 Tuesday.
The Lady Bruins (3-11-1 overall, 2-10-1 Sierra Foothill League) will host Granite Bay 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
NU boys golf wins
The Nevada Union boys golf team moved to one game under .500 with its 202-211 win over host El Camino at Ancil Hoffman C.C. In Sacramento Tuesday.
Pat Jorgensen took medalist honors with a one-over-par 37.
Erik Flores carded a 39 for second place. Ben McNulty (41) tied for third. Allan Tourtilott took fourth with a 42.
NU (4-5 Capital Athletic League) will host Bella Vista of Fair Oaks at the Alta Sierra C.C. 3:15 p.m. Thursday.
NU softball loses to Davis, 5-0
Miner Renee Mendonca went 2-for-3 and teammate Amanda Poteet went 1-for-1 with two walks in the 5-0 loss to Davis.
NU starting pitcher Kari Bauman struck out four Blue Devils in the contest, which was played at Nevada Union High School.
NU is now 8-17 overall, 2-7 in the Capital Athletic League.
NU tennis loses to Davis, 7-2
The Nevada Union boys tennis team ran into a brick wall in its 7-2 loss at Davis Tuesday.
Pete Weisberg recorded NU’s sole singles victory with a 6-3, 6-2 decision over John Perkiney in the No.2 spot.
The Miners’ No.3 doubles team of Tristan Netherby and Nate Entrekanalso got a win.
NU (6-3 Capital Athletic League) will host Del Campo of Fair Oaks 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
BR’s Thomas sets two school records
Bear River’s Briana Thomas etched her name into the school’s track and field record book twice at home against Placer of Auburn Monday.
Thomas, a senior, set the record mark in the shot put with a distance of 36 feet, 4 3/4 inches and in the discus with a 120-8.
Placer swept Monday’s meet.
NU v-ball tops Jesuit
Miles Holland had 20 kills and Mike Feagans had 35 assists in a four-game win for NU, which is now 21-2 overall.
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