Local Roundup: Ceo throws another no-no
Bear River’s softball team continued its dominance this season with a near-perfect pitching performance from Brittany Ceo and a powerful shot out of the No. 9 hole in the lineup.
The Bruins (10-1 overall, 1-0 in the Pioneer Valley League) opened league play with a 3-0 victory over Placer on Wednesday at Bear River.
Ceo threw her second no-hitter of the year and walked just two while striking out an impressive nine opponents. According to Bruins coach Duane Zauner, the two girls Ceo walked later struck out.
Meanwhile, No. 9 hitter Jasmine McGown, a junior, hit the first high-school home run out of Bear River’s stadium since it was built in 1998. Zauner said the blast went over the 210-foot sign on the outfield fence. It was McGown’s third homer of the season.
“I put a focus in my lineup on the one, three, four and nine spots,” Zauner said. “I think that’s an important spot in our lineup.”
The Bruins scored all they’d need in the first inning when Ashley Sawyer led off with a triple and scored on a wild pitch.
Jenna Wermes and McGown both were 2-for-3 from the plate. Bear River heads to Lincoln for its second PVL matchup of the season at 3:45 p.m. Friday.
JV: Bear River 11,
The Bear River JV Softball team defeated Placer to improve to 6-2 overall, 1-0 in Pioneer Valley League play.
Another strong game by pitcher Kenzie Billings and catcher Haley Parker kept the Placer batters off balance, and the Bruin defense played well.
Bear River batters tallied 13 hits: Brittany Nix, Haley Parker, Jennifer Brooks had two each, Christianne Thill had three, and Jessica Kraemer lined a pinch-hit, bases-loaded single that cleared the bases.
The Bruins play at Lincoln at 3:45 p.m. Friday.
Nevada Union 4,
Del Oro 3
It took longer than most seasons, but the Miners (1-7 overall, 1-2 in the Sierra Foothill League) recorded their first win of the season with a victory over Sierra Foothill League foe Del Oro.
“In my coaching years, this is probably one of the biggest wins I’ve had,” Nevada Union coach Ted White said with a hint of humor. “Sometimes that first one can be so hard to get.”
Zander Zeisler led the way for Nevada Union, pitching into the seventh inning and going 2-for-3 from the plate. Kyler Caldwell relieved Zeisler with one out in the seventh inning and the bases loaded.
Caldwell promptly struck out the last two batters to secure the win.
Kelcey Wirick hit an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth for what proved to be the game winner. Russell Brackett was 2-for-4 while Caldwell went 3-for-3. Devin Genovese and Josh Blackston were both 2-for-3 while one of Blackston’s hits was a double.
“The bats came around and Zeisler really threw a great game for us,” White said. “He scattered just seven hits and pitched himself out of some tough jams.”
The Miners host Oakmont at 4 p.m. Friday.
JV: Del Oro 12, Nevada Union 2
Nevada Union fell to 0-3 on the season after Wednesday’s loss to Del Oro and Monday’s 11-0 loss to Pleasant Grove.
Next up for the Miners is Friday’s 4 p.m. game at Oakmont.
Frosh: Nevada Union 12, Del Oro 2
Jordan Smith pitched all seven innings, striking out eight and giving up just three hits in the Miners’ victory.
Matthew Blesio hit a triple and had a walk and three runs scored, while Zion Davidson was 1-for-3 with 2 RBIs and three runs scored. Broughan Jantz was 2-for-5 with 2 RBIs and two runs scored, while Dillon Jones finished the day 2-for-4.
The Miners are now 3-3 overall, 2-1 in the Sierra Foothill League. NU heads to Oakmont for a 4 p.m. game Friday.
Nevada Union 5, River Valley 0
Miners coach Mike Voss said he was happy to be home Wednesday as NU won its first home game of the season in dominating fashion.
Nevada Union (4-4-2 overall) played its first nine games on the road.
Junior Jocelyn Rapp opened the scoring 90 seconds into the match as she found the back of the net with an assist from senior Kai Ling Clark. Nevada Union sophomore Noelle Adams scored unassisted for a 2-0 lead, and junior Iris Van Der Meer knocked in the final goal of the half, assisted by Stephanie Collins.
With a 3-0 advantage at the break, Voss said his Miners lost intensity until the final minutes of the second half.
Van Der Meer dished out her second assist of the day with four minutes left in the game, when she found sophomore Michelle Horstman for the score. Two minutes later, sophomore Iris Guyot-Nagel closed the scoring, assisted by Mallory Meier.
Senior Avery Vaughan recorded the shutout in goal for the Miners.
NU begins Sierra Foothill League play at 3:30 p.m. Friday at home against Del Oro.
“Del Oro is very good,” Voss said. “They’re one of the league leaders with Granite Bay.”
Bear River 253, Whitney 269
Bear River was led by medalist Greg Remillard’s 44 during Wednesday’s Pioneer Valley Conference victory over Whitney at the par 36 Lincoln Hills course.
Brennan Southworth and Taylor Daniels each carded 50 while Eddie Millington scored a 53. Alex Agar finished with a 56 and Hayden LaVelle scored 59.
“The scores were high because the wind created some tough conditions,” Bruins coach Gayne Nakano said.
Bear River (3-1) heads to Monday’s Rocklin Tournament starting at 11 a.m.
Forest Lake Christian 9, Capital Christian 0
Coach Steve Robinson said No. 1 boys player Thomas Coibion came away with a big win over Capital Christian’s Sean Hormel during a windy match in Sacramento on Wednesday.
“Thomas handled the wind very well,” Robinson said of Coibion’s 6-3, 6-3 victory. “He played extremely well with the angling of his shots and hitting to the corners. I thought Thomas out-hit him and was a little higher in the consistency department.
The rest of the winner Falcons (3-2) were Megan Wieczorek and Jenny Johnson in girls singles, Rob Magorian in boys singles, Chelsea Hanson/Ali Robinson and Mia Sasaki/Sara Shackelford in girls doubles, Kip Boyd/Ashton Santee and Tony Nicosia/Mike Trejo in boys doubles and the mixed doubles team of Daniel Magorian and Jen Menary.
Forest Lake faces off with Encina at 3:30 p.m. Friday in Sacramento.
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