Falcons’ Weiss wraps up wild week | TheUnion.com

Falcons’ Weiss wraps up wild week

Michael Weiss wrapped up a week to remember in storybook fashion Friday afternoon, as the senior’s sixth-inning grand slam carried Forest Lake Christian’s varsity baseball team to an 8-6 win over Faith Christian in a Central Valley Christian League matchup.

“I know I hit (a grand slam) in Little League and stuff, but I don’t think I’ve hit one in high school,” said Weiss, a 5-foot, 9-inch senior. “I know I haven’t hit one this important, driving in the go-ahead run.”

Weiss, who went 3-for-4 in the game with 6 RBIs, also got the win on the mound, throwing three scoreless innings while striking out eight. His final pitch of the game, according to the FLC coaching staff, was clocked at 94 miles per hour.

The blast capped an FLC comeback that became necessary after Faith Christian jumped out to a 5-0 first inning lead. The Falcons pulled to within 6-4 in the bottom of the fifth, before getting the eventual game-winner one inning later.

Friday’s feats were just more of the same from Weiss, who in three games this week struck out 22 batters in 10 innings of work. He also racked up 12 RBIs, including a 6 RBI-afternoon in a 12-2 win Monday against Foresthill.

“Yeah, it’s been a good week,” Weiss said. “I’ve been feeling really confident at the plate and real aggressive and good things have just happened when I put the ball in play.”

Also having a big day at the plate was Grant Marple, who went 3-for-4 hitting.

The Falcons (9-3 overall, 6-0 CVCL) host Victory Christian at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Nevada Union 9, Johnson 2

Nevada Union scored all the runs it would need for a win in a three-run, second inning Friday at Johnson High School. But the Miners didn’t stop there in the Metro Conference matchup, racking up four more runs with a two-out rally to blow the game wide open in top of the third.

In the end, the Miners came back to Grass Valley with a 9-2 victory.

Josh Gauldin and Daniel Graning got things started in the third with back-to-back singles, but were nearly left stranded. With two outs, though, Steven Davis ripped a two-run triple and Brian Jordan added another single, on which two runners scored due to a throwing error.

Jordan and Davis each went 2-for-3 on the afternoon, while Daniel Rackley got the win on the mound, striking out eight, walking none and allowing three hits in four innings of the mound. Nic Gauldin struck out three in two innings of work, while Jordan finished things up in the seventh.

The Miners (7-8 overall, 5-2 Metro) are back in action Monday, hosting Johnson (6-10, 1-8) in a Metro matchup. NU also faces McClatchy (9-7, 5-3) in a home-and-away series next week, as the Miners entertain the Lions on Wednesday and travel to McClatchy on Friday.

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