Late rally lifts Miners in San Diego |

Late rally lifts Miners in San Diego

Despite facing a 5-3 deficit with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday, Nevada Union’s Miners came alive late to pull out a 7-5 victory over Central Union (San Diego) in second-round action of the annual Lions Tournament in San Diego.

Corey Mortara kept things alive with a one-out single in the seventh. And with two outs, Broughan Jantz doubled and Ethan McGill drew a walk to load the bases.

Chris Porter doubled home two runs to knot the game at 5-5. Lawrence Reese then followed with a ground rule double that pushed across a pair of runners – including pinch runner Matt Eccarius with the game-winner – for the victory.

Richie Osborne went all seven innings on the mound, allowing one earned run on three hits with eight strikeouts and two walks.

“We didn’t play great defensively, but Richie pitched a heck of a game and we came through with some big hits,” NU coach Ted White said. “It was a huge win for us, coming from behind like that.”

Porter went 3-for-4 on the day, while Jantz also was 3-for-4. Mortara went 2-for-3 and Dusty Zeisler hit a home run for the Miners.

Nevada Union, which has won three of its past four games, improved to 6-3 overall and will face La Jolla at noon today at Mar Vista High School.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User