Bruins cut loose in softball tourney |

Bruins cut loose in softball tourney

The Bear River softball team racked up 18 hits and allowed one run in the first two rounds of the Marysville Tournament Friday.

The Lady Bruins beat host Marysville 1-0 in the opener, then followed that with a 4-0 win over western Nevada County rival Nevada Union.

Against Marysville, Ashley Pruss broke a scoreless tie in the sixth inning with an RBI single.

Lindsey Berkowitz pitched a one-hitter to lead Bear River from the mound.

Berkowitz and Kristen Exline each went 2-for-3. Cassie Smith and Sara Lauer tallied two hits each.

In the nightcap, Lauer and Berkowitz accounted for all of Bear River’s runs on a pair of RBI singles.

Smith, Michelle Mathis and Tiffany Klopfer had a double each.

Pruss tallied six strikeouts and gave up one hit in the complete game win.

Bear River will play in today’s semifinals at noon.

Falcons nipped

The Forest Lake Christian baseball team racked up 11 hits but gave up a run in the bottom of the seventh inning, in a 5-4 loss to host Sacramento Waldorf Friday.

FLC trailed by three runs after a half of an inning, but outscored the hosts 4-1 in the next three and a half to tie the score at 4-4.

With two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, the Falcons had extra innings in sight when the hosts pulled a rabbit out of their hat.

With two strikes on the batter, the Waves stole home with to take the win.

Jimmy Wagner went 2-for-3 with a triple. Matt Lockhart went 2-for-3 with a double.

Nick Whitington (2-for-4) had a triple. Jay Hobbs (2-for-4), Aaron Christal (2-for-4) and Michael Weiss (1-for-2) had a RBI each.

Miners slip by Placer

The Nevada Union girls soccer team beat host Placer of Auburn 2-1 in a nonleague matchup Friday.

Tracy Smith put the Lady Miners (5-5-1 overall) on the board at the 21-minute mark of the first half.

Placer tied the scored with 30 minutes left in regulation, but Katy Stork put the visitors back on top on a breakaway goal down the stretch.

Jaimee Pau tallied three first-half saves. Carrie Conklin had five saves in relief.

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