Bruins win in eighth
Bear River needed an extra frame to do it, but the Bruins beat Inderkum 4-3 in eight innings Thursday and rolled to a 4-0 start to the baseball season.
“Both teams played real well,” said Bear River coach Mike Viola. “We got 11 hits, but only four runs. Their pitchers made the right pitch at the right time, I guess.”
As did Bear River’s Brynn Beck and Vince Viola. Beck allowed three runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings on the mound, while Viola allowed no runs and no hits in 1 1/3 innings of work.
After Inderkum knotted things at 3-3 in the seventh, the Bruins scored the eighth-inning game-winner when Stephen Hilton sent a single into right-center field, scoring Drew Loftus for the 4-3 verdict.
Hilton had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double. Beck was 2-for-2 hitting, while Bryan Sibis went 2-for-5.
Bear River (4-0) heads to Rio Linda Monday.
Bear River 219, Lincoln 249
Led by meet medalist Taylor Daniels, Bear River’s varsity golfers scored a Pioneer Valley League victory over Lincoln on Thursday at Lake of the Pines.
Daniels shot a 4-over-par 40, while Greg Remillard fired a 41 and Eddie Millington finished at 45. Brennan Southworth had a 46 and Hayden Lavelle a 47.
The Bruins improved to 1-1 in the PVL with the victory.
Granite Bay 199, Nevada Union 201
Nevada Union fell two strokes short of Sierra Foothill League foe Granite Bay Thursday at Alta Sierra.
“They were the number six team in the state last year,” said NU coach Hank Davidson. “So I’m not disappointed at all. I’m actually very happy with the kids. They had one kid who shot an excellent score and that was the difference.”
That score, a one-under-par 35, earned Granite Bay’s Pete Gibbs the medalist honors.
NU’s D.J. Milligan and John Hyland tied for second with a 39. Travis Callison shot a 40, Spencer Biersdorf a 41 and Gavin Butcher a 42.
Nevada Union returns to action March 15 against Del Oro at Turkey Creek in Lincoln.
Colfax 1, Nevada Union 0
Colfax’s Falcons netted the game-winner with 3 1/2 minutes remaining in the match Thursday, as Nevada Union fell 1-0.
“They outplayed us in the first half,” said NU coach Mike Voss. “We had a good second half, where for about 20 minutes we didn’t have the starting group in there. We just had 10 kids out there busting their butts.”
Voss said Colfax outshot the Miners 5-1 in the first half, while the shots on goal were even at 4-4 after the intermission.
Outside halfbacks Alana Migliardi and Emily Lohmeyer drew praise from the coach, as did Kai Ling Clark at center midfield.
“And Molly Augustus had her best game of the year,” Voss said of the junior.
Avery Vaughn had six saves in goal, including two that Voss described as being stellar stops.
NU (2-3-1) travels to Sierra Foothill League foe Woodcreek on Wednesday.
Oakmont 3, Nevada Union 2
The Miners won the first two games, but lost 18-25, 24-26, 26-24, 25-21, 15-7 at Oakmont.
“After that second game it was just too much trading point for point,” NU coach Marco Salcedo said.
Austin Schumacher led the Miners with 17 kills and four aces, Andy Reed pitched in 11 kills, and Tyler Salcedo had 44 assists with four kills.
Nevada Union (1-1) hosts Bear River at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
JV: Nevada Union 2, Oakmont 1
After dropping game one, the Nevada Union junior varsity fought back to top host Oakmont in three games Thursday, 23-25, 25-16, 15-11.
NU coach Ben Mills said the team got strong setting from Steven Tovar and solid serving from Justin Carrol, while Anthony Ruggiero totaled four kills in the win.
NU (2-0) hosts Bear River Tuesday.
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EL DORADO — Nevada Union’s up and down season continued Friday night as the Miners struggled mightily in a 41-7 loss to the Union Mine Diamondbacks.