Bruins beat Calaveras |

Bruins beat Calaveras

Bear River’s softball team shut out last year’s Sac-Joaquin Section runner-up Calaveras 11-0 Friday at the Argonaut Tournament.

Brittany Ceo pitched a no-hitter in five innings, during which she racked up eight strikeouts.

The win was the second game of the tournament.

In the first game, earlier Friday, the Bruins (4-0) beat Yosemite 8-1. Kelly Shepard pitched in that game, and she struck out nine batters while giving up four hits.

Jenna Wermes went 4-for-6 with five RBIs through both games, Shepard was 5-for-7 with three doubles and three RBIs, Jasmine McGown hit a double, a triple, and had two RBIs, Katie Mathis was 3-for-4, and Ashley Sawyer went 4-for-6 with two doubles and three RBIs.

“We just really hit the ball very well,” Bear River coach Duane Zauner said. “In two games, we had 23 hits.”

The Bruins play at 9 a.m. today in the tournament semifinal against Manteca, the winner of which plays either Colfax or River City in the 4 p.m. championship game.


Yuba City 9, Nevada Union 8

One massive inning couldn’t put the Miners over the edge at Nevada Union.

NU scored six runs in the third inning, including RBIs from Zander Zeisler, Tyler Davis, Kelcey Wirick, Russell Brackett and Devin Genovese.

Genovese batted 3-for-3 for the game, while Wirick, Zeisler and Josh Pitts were each 2-for-4.

The Miners (0-3) had the tying run on second base when the game was called due to darkness.

“We got down early,” said NU coach Ted White. “After getting beat up pretty good by Davis (15-1 Wednesday), I was happy with the way the kids battled back. I saw a lot of good things. We competed today. And that’s why we play preseason games.”

The Miners (0-3) hit the road in one more preseason matchup at Woodland Tuesday, before traveling to Woodcreek for the Sierra Foothill League opener Wednesday.


Granite Bay 94, Nevada Union 76

After Friday’s dual meet at Granite Bay – the second competition of the season – the Nevada Union boys swim team has matched last year’s total of section qualifiers.

The Miners lost to the Grizzlies, but now 14 swimmers have recorded times fast enough to qualify for the Sac-Joaquin Section meet.

Kyle Virva, who qualified in NU’s first meet of the season, won two solo events and was a part of the victorious 200-yard medley relay team that edged Granite Bay by a quarter of a second (1 minute, 39.69 seconds to 1:39.94). Virva was joined by Nicholas Ingersoll, Mike Saturnino and Elitt Golnik for the win, which was in a school-record time.

Virva, a senior, also won the 200 individual medley (1:58.17) and the 100 butterfly (52.28).

Miners coach John Sultan said the butterfly is Virva’s strength.

“He’s going to contend for the section title in that event,” Sultan said.

Other winners from Nevada Union were Gabriel Ingersoll (200 freestyle, 1:52.82), Nicholas Ingersoll (100 breaststroke 1:00.68), and the 400 freestyle relay team of Gabriel Ingersoll, Jason Tilly, Golnik and Virva, who won with a time of 3:24.89.

Eric Wurster lost a tight 500-freestyle race, as Granite Bay’s Jamie Tyrell won by one hundredth of a second (4:57.13-4:57.14).

The Miners compete at 9 a.m. today at Tokay High School in Lodi.

Girls: Granite Bay 108, Nevada Union 62

Haley Porter won the 100 and 200 freestyle races in :54.31 and 1:55.75, respectively.

Colleen Heauser won the 100 breaststroke (1:11.30), and Caitlin Lee put in two outstanding swims, according to John Sultan.

Lee finished second in the 100 butterfly (1:01.30), and second in the 500 freestyle (5:17.76).

NU returns to the pool at 9 a.m. today for a relay meet at Tokay High School.

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