Complete game win earns Ruiz team honor |

Complete game win earns Ruiz team honor

Here’s a look at how some athletes with local ties fared recently at the college level:


Peter Ruiz (Nevada Union, ’05); Santa Barbara City College – Ruiz was named SBCC’s Player of the Week after tossing his first career complete game in a 10-2 win over College of the Canyons Thursday.

Ruiz (2-1) struck out five and allowed four hits in the win.

Steve Sitter (Bear River, ’06); Yuba Community College -Sitter pitched two innings of late relief on Feb. 11, giving up two hits and earning his first win, as Yuba rallied to beat Butte College 11-9.

On Saturday, in the first game of a doubleheader with West Hills College, Sitter pitched one inning of relief yielding one hit and no runs, as Yuba won 15-6. In the second game he pitched 22Ú3 innings giving up two earned runs, striking out one, walking none and hitting one batter in his second win of the season.

Ryan Giacomini (Bear River, ’06); Feather River Junior College – Giacomini drew a walk, stole a base and scored a run for Feather River in a 10-9 loss to Skyline Saturday.

Nic Gauldin (Nevada Union, ’06); Yuba Community College -Gauldin pitched 51Ú3 innings in a 15-6 win over West Hills Saturday, striking out four and walking two while allowing four hit and one earned run. Gauldin also had an RBI single in the win.

On Monday, Gauldin struck out seven and walked two, while allowing five hits and five runs in four innings of work in an 11-9 win over Butte College.

Dan Graning (Nevada Union, ’06); Yuba or Butte Community College – Graning had an RBI single in Yuba’s 15-6 win over West Hills Saturday.


Meaghan Noud (Bear River, ’03); University of California, San Diego – The senior led all scorers with 28 points, including 4-of-11 3-pointers, Saturday in a 75-64 win over Cal State Dominguez Hills. The Tritons improved to 19-7 overall and 11-5 in California Collegiate Athletic Association play.

Noud’s 3-pointers gives her 65 on the season, the second highest single season total in Tritons history.

In Friday’s 67-30 rout of Cal State L.A., Noud again led all scorers with 22 points. Noud played just 23 minutes and came out having scored seven more points than the entire CSULA team, at that point of the game.

Taylor Kilgore (Forest Lake Christian, ’06); California State, Humboldt – Kilgore, a sophomore guard, had a 3-for-11 night from the field for nine points in Humboldt State’s third straight victory Saturday, a 72-61 win over San Francisco State. On Friday, Kilgore was 3-for-6 from the floor for nine points.


Tyler Smith (Nevada Union, ’06); California State, Sonoma – A sophomore, Smith started and scored five points in Friday night’s 84-72 loss to San Francisco State. Smith hit one of four field goal attempts – a 3-pointer – and sank two free throws to go along with two rebounds and an assist in 18 minutes of action.


Wade Sauer (Nevada Union, ’04); Fresno State – Sauer, a junior who is ranked fifth in the nation, won by technical fall 15-0 over Wyoming’s Jason Still in Friday’s 33-10 Cal State Fullerton win over the host Cowboys.

The Titans have won 10 straight matches and are ranked No. 24 in the USA Today/NWCA/Intermat national poll.


Erik Flores (Nevada Union, ’05); University of California, Los Angeles – Flores, a junior, placed third in the Cougar Invitational hosted by Cal State San Marcos at San Luis Rey Downs in Bonsall.

Flores shot a 54-hole score of 212 (-4) after posting rounds of 72-71-69. The Bruins finished 10 shots behind Fresno State, which won the event with a team score of 877.


Chelsea Haverty (Bear River, ’04); University of Colorado – Haverty, a senior long and triple jumper, placed sixth in the women’s long jump Saturday at the CSM All-Comers Meet with a leap of 17 feet, 73Ú4 inches. Haverty also placed sixth in the women’s high jump, clearing 4 feet, 11 inches and took 10th place in the 60-meter hurdles in 31:10.


Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Brian Hamilton via e-mail at or by phone at 477-4240.

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