Bruins knock off NU
Kristen Exline went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead the Bear River softball team to a 8-1 home-field win over county rival Nevada Union Wednesday.
The Lady Bruins (10-8 overall) held a slim one run lead after four and half innings, but scored three runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to slam the door.
Kelley Cleveland, who’s fifth inning RBI double sparked the six run explosion, was 2-for-2 at the plate and finished with two RBI. Michelle Mathis had a triple and a RBI.
Alyssa Brandfuss, Kristen Lawton and Cassie Smith each singled.
NU’s Cassy Hughes went 2-for-3 with a double.
Bear River will play at the Marysville Tournament April 4-5.
BR wins at tourney
Bryan Hart drove in the game-winner as the Bear River baseball team beat Mar Vista of Imperial Beach 4-3 in the quarterfinals of the Lions Tournament Classic in San Diego Wednesday.
The Bruins will play the Division A semifinals this morning.
Seth Miller, who scored the game winner, and Kody Keroher each went went 2-for-4.
NU falls to Sheldon
The Nevada Union baseball team tallied 12 hits but committed three errors in a 12-7 loss to Sheldon in a JNC Homes Tournament matchup in Sacramento Wednesday.
The Miners (5-5 overall) trailed by three after an inning and a half, but tied the score on a fielder’s choice and RBI from Cody Godfrey and Gary Daley.
Sheldon, which totaled 15 hits, broke the tie with a run in the third, then eight more down the stretch to take the win.
Justin Deme (1-2) got loss.
Jason Gillard went 3-for-4 and had two RBI. Godfrey and John Reed each had a double.
NU will resume Capital Athletic League play at home against Davis 3:45 p.m. Thursday.
Miners have many strong showings
Nevada Union’s Michael Davies won the triple jump and took second in the high jump at the Rio Linda Invitational Wednesday.
Davies took the triple jump with a distance of 43 feet, 6 inches. He cleared six feet even in two attempts for second in the high jump. NU’s Kjell Davila found the six foot mark in three attempts to take third.
Ryder Heidelberger – who teamed with Thor Juell, Andrew Meyers and Chris Sheridan to win the 4×100 meter relay with a time of 42.6 seconds – won the 110 high hurdles with a 15.5.
Steven Conrad took third in both the long jump (20-10) and 100 (10.9).
Sheridan took second in the 200 with a time of 22.3.
Brandon King turned in a 43.5 in the 300 intermediate hurdles to finish fourth. Ken Traylor finished fifth in the discus with a throw of 134-7.
For the girls, Sarah Prout won the 300 low hurdles (47.4) and took second in the 100 high hurdles with a time of 15.8.
Hannah Brown, Amanda Benson, Tanya Noe and Sarah Heldelberger took fifth in the 4×400 relay with a time of 4:26.3.
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