Bruins remain unbeaten
The Bear River softball team is still undefeated this preseason after a 6-2 victory Tuesday at Union Mine.
The Bruins upped their record to 6-0 as senior Brittany Ceo pitched the distance, walking just two while striking out three. Ceo benefited from three double plays turned by the defense, which didn’t commit an error in the contest.
The offense supplied the Bruins with nine hits, including a 3-for-3 performance from Ashley Sawyer, who was the Bear River leadoff hitter and tallied 2 RBIs.
Jasmine McGown was 1-for-2 with a double. Kelly Shepard was 2-for-4 while Jenna Wermes, Brooke Mosman and Katie Mathis each chipped in with hits.
The Bruins scored five runs in the first three innings.
Bear River now faces Rio Linda during a home game at 3:45 p.m. Thursday.
Forest Lake Christian 3, Faith Christian 1
Forest Lake Christian (4-3) broke .500 with a home victory over Faith Christian on Tuesday.
The Falcons earned goals from senior Shelby Lowe in the first half and seniors Kim D’Antonio and Chelsea McGirr in the second.
Lowe’s goal came off an assist from freshman Kacie McGeary, while McGirr’s goal was off a corner kick from freshman Logan Burke.
D’Antonio’s goal, meanwhile, was a hard shot that deflected off a defender but still found it’s way to the back of the net.
With the starting goal keeper out with a concussion, Forest Lake coach Alane Burke said freshman Morghan Pomeroy stepped up with eight saves.
Next up for the Falcons is a rematch with Faith Christian, this time at 4 p.m. March 20 at Faith Christian.
Nevada Union 2
Nevada Union remained winless this preseason after the five-inning game, but coach Ted White hasn’t yet hit the panic button.
“Right now we just need to get some consistency from our pitching,” White said. “But I feel like we’re going to be OK. This is why they play the preseason.”
Woodland scored two in the first and added four in the third to help put the game away. The Miners took advantage of two Woodland errors in the fifth to score twice, but it wasn’t enough to avoid the 10-run rule.
Nevada Union had three hits, one each by Kelcey Wirick, Steele Jantz and Josh Blackston. Wirick’s hit was a double.
Greg Heauser started on the hill for Nevada Union but was pulled in the third.
The Miners open Sierra Foothill League play today at Woodcreek in Roseville with a 4 p.m. start time.
Boys: Nevada Union 130, McClatchy 56
The Miners won all three relays and all but one event overall during Tuesday’s rout at McClatchy.
Kyle Virva led the way with two wins, first in the 100-yard freestyle in 49.75 seconds and then in the 50 free in :22.57. Elitt Golnik helped out in the 200 freestyle in, finishing in 2:01.72.
Mason Martinez brought home a win in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:13.13, while Jason Tilly won the 100 butterfly in 1:02.54. Gabriel Ingersoll won the 500 freestyle in 5:25.95, and Eric Wurster placed first in the 100 backstroke in 1:01.13.
Girls: Nevada Union 112, McClatchy 81
Like the boys, the girls won all three relay races during their win over McClatchy.
Haley Porter was a double winner, taking the 50 freestyle in 27.29 seconds and the 500 freestyle in 5:47.87. Caitlin Lee was also a double winner, finishing the 100 backstroke in 1:06.62 and the 200 individual medley in 2:21.70.
Colleen Heauser won the 200 freestyle in 2:10.61.
Both teams compete at Yuba City on Friday.
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