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Falcon softball sizzles in opener

Forest Lake Christian’s varsity softball team got its season off to a smashing start Wednesday, whalloping host Capital Christian 9-0 in a non-league affair.

Jessica Lockhart went 3-for-3 hitting with three runs scored and four stolen bases. Megan Paulk was 3 for 4 with a double and 3 RBI, while Megan Wisniewski added a 2-for-3 night, including a stolen base and an RBI. Katie Vierra stole three bases and Gracie Messina added two more for the Falcons.

Paulk pitched five innings, striking out nine and allowing one hit to pick up the win, while Vierra and Messina each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

FLC (1-0) travels to the Modesto Christian Tournament today, where they will face host Modesto Christian at 4 p.m. Action continues Friday and Saturday.

Miners drop opener

Nevada Union took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, thanks to Jason Roenicke’s two-run double that scored Brian Jordan and Curtis Campbell, but host Christian Brothers came back for a 4-3 non-league victory over the visiting Miners Wednesday.

Christian Brothers knotted things at 2-2 in the fourth inning, before NU took a 3-2 lead in the fifth as Campbell’s sacrifice fly scored Chad Garvey. But the hosts scored twice more in the bottom half of the sixth for the win.

Campbell threw five innings, allowing three hits while striking out eight and walking two. Jamie Lohmeyer came on in relief and picked up the loss.

NU (0-1) travels to Elk Grove Friday, followed by a home date at noon Saturday against Del Campo.

Rocklin tops NU tennis

Nevada Union’s varsity tennis team took a 7-2 setback in its season opener Wednesday at Rocklin.

NU’s Jordan Stratigakas held on for a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 win over Rocklin’s D.J. Hubka at No. 2 singles, while Matt Kelly won a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 match at the No. 5 spot.

NU head coach Mike Blake said Nick Cartan and Caleb Goodman each fell in tough three set matches, at No. 4 and No. 6 singles, respectively.

The Miners are back on the road today, facing Del Oro at 3:15 p.m.

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