Falcons hammer Lions
Crystal Johnson pitched three innings of no-hit ball and helped her own cause at the plate by hitting 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs as the Falcons defeated Faith Christian 14-2 in a Central Valley Christian League contest.
Catcher Lindsey Engbrecht hit 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs to lead Forest Lake Christian’s 12-hit attack. She also threw out a runner trying to steal second base in the top of the first inning.
Forest Lake Christian came up in the bottom half of the first and proceeded to send 11 batters to the plate during a six-run rally.
Johnson allowed no runs on no hits, struck out three and walked two over the first three innings to earn credit for the win. Lauren Schrack pitched the final two innings for the Falcons.
Jessica Lockhart hit 2-for-4 with a double, Schrack 2-for-4, Kara Siegalkoff 1-for-3 with three RBIs, while Megan Sanders and Rebecca Farnum were both 1-for-3 with one RBI.
Nevada Union seventh at Rocklin Invitational
D.J. Milligan shot a 3-over par 74 to help Nevada Union capture seventh-place at the 19-team Rocklin Invitational held at Sunset Whitney Country Club.
John Hyland also shot 78, Ryan Walker 79, Gavin Butcher 82 and freshman Spencer Biersdorff shot 84 as the Miners shot a season-best 398. Metro League rival Granite Bay won the tournament at 372, ahead of Rocklin (377) and Casa Roble (380).
“That’s the best we’ve played,” Nevada Union coach Hank Davidson said. “That was something to feel good about. Maybe we can build on this for the rest of the year.”
Milligan shot even-par 36 over the front nine to set the tone for a good day.
“He shot 3-over on the back nine, and that was pretty good, too,” Davidson said. “The back is tough because it’s long and it plays into the wind.”
Hyland’s 78 was another highlight for the Miners, according to the coach.
“That was his best round this year and it might be his best round ever,” Davidson said of the junior. “That shows he’s coming around.”
The Miners are scheduled to play again Friday at the Elk Grove tournament in Angels Camp, weather conditions allowing.
Bear River 10th at Rocklin Invitational
The Bear River boys golf team finished 10th place in at tournament at Rocklin Invitational after shooting a team total 432.
Nick Honey shot a team-low 78 with Eric Brown carding an 84 and Tyler Chicourrat an 86. Both Taylor Daniels and Eddie Millington shot 94s with Greg Remillard finishing with a 98.
The Bruins host Colfax today at Lake of the Pines.
Forest Lake Christian 170,
Country Day 179
Freshman Ryan Stockton shot 2-over par 30 over seven holes to lead a balanced lineup as Forest Lake Christian remained unbeaten in Central Valley Christian League play with a narrow victory in a rain-shortened match at Cherry Island.
Matt Koch shot 33, Maxx Mamula 35, Austin Rosene 35 and Jeremy Brown 37 to round out the team scoring for the Falcons, who improved their league-leading record to 6-0.
“They played pretty well considering the wet conditions,” Forest Lake Christian coach Joel Meisenheimer said. “We needed to shoot well, too, because the match was closer than we expected. This was their (Country Day’s) third loss in league, but they played pretty well.”
Stockton shot even-par through five holes before he had to settle for bogeys on the final two holes before play was stopped due to rain.
Forest Lake Christian 5, Golden Sierra 1
The Forest Lake Christian tennis team was only able to finish six matches before the rain spoiled the day. But the Falcons had already won five of the six matches, giving them a 5-1 win against Golden Sierra at home.
Three matches – the No. 2 girls and boys doubles and mixed doubles – were not able to be finished with the matches needing to be re-scheduled.
The Falcons play again today at Inderkum.
No. 1 singles – Megan Wieczorek (FLC) def. Yana Delange, 6-0. 7-5
No. 2 singles – Jenny Johnson (FLC) def. Regina Lee, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
No. 1 doubles – Ali Robinson and Mia Sasaki (FLC) def. Courtney Canada and Carrie Nissen, 10-9 (8-6)
No. 1 singles – Sonna Hannan (GS) def. Nick Coibion, 6-2, 4-6, 2-6
No. 2 singles – Thomas Coibion (FLC) def. Greg Harston 7-6 (6-1), 6-2
No. 1 doubles – Rob Magorian and Matt Rose (FLC) def. Matt Kent and Kirk Brost 10-4
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