Bruins slip past Zebras
Ashley Sawyer doubled Casey Vizenor home with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning and Brittney Ceo threw her second-straight complete game as Bear River pulled out a 2-1 Pioneer Valley League softball victory Thursday afternoon at home against Lincoln.
Ceo, a junior right-hander who threw a no-hitter to beat Oakmont on Wednesday, came back with another stellar performance in which she allowed five hits, struck out five and walked none for the Bruins (2-0 league, 3-1 overall).
“This is two great games she’s thrown back-to-back,” Bear River coach said Duane Zauner. “In 14 innings she’s allowed five singles, and the thing about today, she really got stronger as the game went on.”
Lincoln did break through to tie the score at 1-1 in the top of the seventh, only to see the Bruins win in the bottom half of the inning.
Vizenor walked with one out, stole second and advanced to third on a fielder’s choice ground ball by Lisa Matson, then scored the winning run when Sawyer hit a long drive to center field.
Sawyer gave Bear River a 1-0 lead in the third inning when she tripled and continued on to score on an error.
Bear River showed some defense in the top half of the third with a double play that shut down a Lincoln rally.
With a runner on first base and nobody out, catcher Jenna Wermes picked up a bunt and got the batter with her throw to Kelly Shepard at first base. Then, when the lead runner tried to take an extra base, Shepard threw a strike across the diamond to Katherine Raybak at third base to complete the double play. Instead of having a runner on third with one out, the Zebras wound up with two outs and the bases were clear.
“That was big,” Zauner said. “They were being aggressive and we were able to stop that. It was big, too, because a play like that makes you think twice about being aggressive later in the game.”
Wermes hit 3-for-3 with a double, Sawyer 2-for-3 and Rebecca Zauner 1-for-3 to lead Bear River offensively.
Bear River plays in the River City Tournament today in West Sacramento, starting with a 10 a.m. game against Armijo and followed by a noon contest against Vacaville Christian.
Woodland Christian 13, Forest Lake Christian 4
Jessica Lockhart’s batting was the high point in Forest Lake Christian’s home loss to the Cardinals.
Lockhart was 2-for-3 with a home run and a double, leading the Falcons’ offense. Rebecca Farnum was also 2-for-3, and Lindsey Engrecht and Lauren Schrack were each 2-for-4.
Crystal Johnson pitched the first four innings of the game and Schrack threw in the final three innings.
Forest Lake Christian falls to 0-2 and hosts Faith Christian at 3:30 p.m. Monday.
Forest Lake Christian 8, Capital Christian 1
While the final score read 8-1 in favor of the Forest Lake Christian tennis team, the actual competition was more intense that the outcome indicates.
Perhaps the match of the night was that of Megan Wieczorek’s, the Falcons’ No. 1 girls singles player. After losing the first set 4-6 she went on to win 6-3, 6-3.
“Losing that first set was a challenge to her to raise her level of tennis,” Forest Lake Christian coach Steve Robinson said. “She knew what she had to do and she made it happen. She was in control of the third set during every point and maintained that control for the victory.”
The No. 2 girls doubles team of Ali Robinson and Mia Sasaki also squeaked out a 10-9 win, grabbing the victory after winning a tie break 7-3.
The Falcons, now 3-2, host Golden Sierra at 3 p.m. Monday.
No. 1 singles: Megan Wieczorek won 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
No. 2 singles: Jenny Johnson lost 3-6, 2-6
No. 1 doubles: Torrey Haddad, Chelsea Hanson won 10-0
No. 2 doubles: Ali Robinson, Mia Sasaki won 10-9
No. 1 singles: Nick Coibion won 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 singles: Thomas Coibion won 6-1, 6-0
No. 1 doubles: Rob Magorian, Matt Rose won 10-7
No. 2 doubles: Mark Huntsinger and Kit Boyd won 10-3
Mixed: Johnny Lehmer, Sara Shakelford won 10-1
Bear River 8, West Campus 1
The Bear River co-ed tennis team steadied the ship to .500 with an 8-1 win at West Campus. But in reality, four of the matches were close to going in favor of West Campus making the 8-1 final somewhat misleading.
Both of Bear River’s boys single players won in three-set matches with Garrett Gregory, No. 1 singles, coming from behind to do so. He ended up winning 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. Cameron Lewis won at No. 2 singles 6-2, 2-6, 6-1.
“They were important matches and they both had to dig down deep, especially Garrett after losing that first set,” Bear River coach Jeff Carrow.
The Bruins are now 2-2 entering an important early-season make-up match with playoff implications Monday at Oakmont.
No. 1 singles: Miki Kono (BR) def. Dasha Hohryakova, 6-0, 6-1
No. 2 singles: Katherine Erickson (BR) def. Sophia Hohryakova, 6-2, 6-1
No. 1 doubles: Becky Leung and Linda Ly (WC) def. Marie Paquin and Jasmine Davis, 10-7
No. 2 doubles: Ashley Lowe and Aleah Madsen (BR) def. Eva Ta and Mary Luc, 10-7
No. 1 singles: Garrett Gregory (BR) def. David Lee, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 singles: Cameron Lewis (BR) def. Darren Arimoto, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
No. 1 doubles: Rick Fowler and Pat Miller (BR) def. Martin Tapalla and Teddy Lao, 10-7
No. 2 doubles: Alex Fischer and Andrew Thorp (BR) def. Neil Dicini and Tuan Truong, 10-1
Mixed: Neil Erickson and Jeanne McAteer (BR) def. Jessica Truong and Sauh Voong, 10-3
McClatchy 8, Nevada Union 1
Nevada Union’s boys tennis team remained without a Metro League win after its loss at McClatchy.
No. 3 single Caleb Goodman was the only Miner with a victory. He won 6-2, 6-4.
In a close match Chris Edwards, at No. 4, lost in three sets.
“I can’t complain about the boys’ performance,” NU coach Mike Blake said. “They played hard and they played well. We’re just playing good people.”
In Wednesday’s 9-0 loss at Yuba City, Joey Beedy, at No. 6 singles, lost in a close 7-6, 6-4 match.
The No. 2 doubles team, Matt Pistone and Even Rosky, lost the first set 6-4, won the middle set 6-3, but lost the third 6-1.
The Miners play again at 3 p.m. Thursday at Kennedy.
Nevada Union 6, Johnson 1
Kacey Rogers and Leigh Collins each scored a pair of goals to lead the Miners (2-1, 7-1) past Johnson.
Marinda Graham and Molly Augustus each scored once in the second half.
According to NU coach Mike Voss, Augustus played outstandingly on defense through the majority of the game before moving up to offense.
In goal Ariane Turner had three saves.
The Miners host McClatchy at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Nevada Union 212, Franklin 224
Nevada Union’s boys golf team improved to 2-1 in non-league play with a win against Franklin at Alta Sierra Country Club.
D.J. Milligan shot a two-over 38 to lead the Miners, while teammate Gavin Butcher shot a 42. Sean Babin, John Hyland and Steve Brown each shot 44.
NU golfs again Monday in a 20-team tournament at Rocklin.
Forest Lake Christian 219, Sacramento Lutheran 254
Christina Stockton led the Falcons to 6-0 with her round of 39 at Sacramento Lutheran.
Matt Koch finished at 41 and Ryan Stockton shot 45.
Forest Lake Christian golfs Monday at Country Day.
Bear River 207, Whitney 294
Eric Brown led Bear River’s golf team, shooting a three-over 38 at Lake of the Pines.
Niall Con shot 39, Nick Honey and Tyler Chicourrat 43, Greg Remillard 44, and Taylor Daniels 45.
The Bruins (3-0) play Monday in the Rocklin Tournament.
Boys: Mira Loma 104, Bear River 66
Bear River’s only first-place finish at Mira Loma, in the first meet of the year, was in the 400-yard freestyle relay, in which the team of Bryan Agnew, Kyler Leventin, Scot Martin, and Kris Morehouse finished in 4 minutes, 16.13 seconds.
The Bruins had six second-place finishers, including the 200 medley relay team of Ryan Bock, Martin, Robby Stoddart and Agnew. They finished in 1:56:31.
In the 200 individual medley Agnew too second after finishing in 2:30:27, and in the 50 freestyle Morehouse finished in 26:04.
Agnew also took second in the 100 freestyle, with a time of 57:46.
In the 200 freestyle relay Agnew, Bock, Stoddart and Rhett Angold finished second in 1:46:03, and in the 100 backstroke Bock took second after finishing in 1:12:37.
Girls: Mira Loma 103, Bear River 67
There were four first-place finishes for Bear River’s girls swim team, led by Allison Dayton who finished the 200 individual medley in 2:38:36.
Stephanie Ursiny took first in the 50 freestyle, with a time of 27:57. She also won the 100 freestyle in 1:00:71. Shannon Dayton, Allison Dayton, Hayley Loehr and Ursiny won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:52:74.
In the 200 freestyle Melissa Clark took second in 2:26:47. Clark was one of three second-place finishers for the Bruins.
Erica Scopelie, Hanna Morehouse, Sarah Colin and Clark placed second in the 200 freestyle relay, finishing in 1:57:87. And in the 400 freestyle relay Loehr, Clark, Morehouse and Caitlin Billingham finished second in 4:27:13.
Bear River swims again 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when it hosts Oakmont.
Nevada Union 3, Del Oro 1
Vince Cancilla led the Miners’ attack at home as they beat Del Oro 25-23, 25-12, 22-25, 25-15.
Graham Davis had 13 kills for NU, and Sam Hochwald had a good game setting.
Nevada Union’s JV team also won, 25-15, 25-5.
The Miners play again Saturday in the Granite Bay Tournament.
Frosh: Nevada Union 6, Pioneer 4
Pitchers Robbie Porter, Mark Anderson and Carl Eurman led Nevada Union’s freshman baseball team to a win over the Patriots to remain undefeated.
The Miners outhit Pioneer 11-4.
In Wednesday’s game at Del Oro NU won 8-5 in extra innings.
Nevada Union hosts Oakmont at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.
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