Local Roundup: Miners edged by Grizzlies
Nevada Union’s baseball team lost 2-1 in nine innings Tuesday at Granite Bay.
Daniel Graning batted in Kacey Wirick in the top of the eighth inning to break the 0-0 tie, but Granite Bay answered in the bottom of the inning and again in the bottom of the ninth on a two-out hit.
Nic Gauldin pitched all nine innings of the game for the Miners (1-3, 3-4), giving up one run, six walks and 11 hits while striking out five.
Graning led NU on offense, batting 2-for-4 with a double and his team’s only RBI. Wirick, Darrel Smeltzley, Dan Stith and Tom Brindley each had one hit.
The Miners played well defensively to hold the Metro League-leading Grizzlies to their smallest run-total this season.
The two times Graning, the catcher, threw out a player trying to steal second base made a small portion of NU’s defensive highlights.
“I’m never satisfied with a loss,” Nevada Union coach Ted White said. “But I’m proud of how they played. We had to come up with great defensive plays.”
NU plays at Johnson today at 3:45 p.m.
Greg Heauser pitched 61Ú2 innings and struck out eight batters in the Miners’ loss at Granite Bay.
Will Havard batted 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, and teammate Josh Rise was 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Forest Lake Christian’s softball team lost in its first Central Valley Christian League game of the season at Victory Christian.
The Falcons gave up eight errors, 10 hits and four unearned runs.
Jessica Lockhart led Forest Lake Christian, going 1-for-1 with a triple to the center field fence.
The Falcons host Woodland Christian at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
Nevada Union’s girls soccer team beat River Valley, a team of freshmen and sophomores, in a non-league game.
Kacey Rogers had a pair of goals, with Diana Rubio, Marinda Graham, Erica Goode, Ariane Turner and Mallory Meier each scoring one. River Valley scored one own-goal.
Goode also had an assist, as did Graham, with Alana Migliardi tallying two.
Leigh Collins played solidly on defense in the first half and at midfield in the second. She made several passes which led to assists of goals.
The Miners (1-1, 6-1) play at Johnson at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday and at Yuba City on Saturday at noon in a make-up game.
Forest Lake Christian 6, Bradshaw 0
The Forest Lake Christian girls soccer team posted a 6-0 win against Bradshaw at home, scoring two goals within the first five minutes of play.
Senior Jillian Witzke led the way with four goals, with two assists coming from Shelby Lowe. Sweeper Jordan England got into the action, scoring off an assist from Katie Shore. Sophomore Jessica Raskin also scored off a ball from Chelsie McGirr.
Kim D’Antonio recorded six saves.
Ryan Stockton led Forest Lake Christian at DarkHorse Golf Course with a nine-hole round of 38.
Christina Stockton shot 41, Matt Koch 48, Jeremy Brown 49 and Maxx Mamuela 54.
The Falcons (5-0) play at Sac Lutheran on Thursday.
Marie Paquin and Jasmine Davis had the only win for the Bear River tennis team at the No. 1 girls doubles spot, 10-4.
At No. 2 doubles Ashley Lowe and Aleah Madsen lost 10-8. It was the first loss of the season for the No. 2 doubles team, while the No. 1 girls doubles has not lost.
The Bruins (1-2) play at West Campus on Thursday and at Oakmont on Monday.
Nevada Union 7, River Valley 0
The Nevada Union boys tennis team used a lineup of mainly doubles players in a match against River Valley – a team made up of only freshmen and sophomores. All seven Miners won, none dropping even a set.
“It really was a lot of run,” Nevada Union coach Mike Blake said. “By playing our doubles players the matches were fairly competitive. And it was a good experience for our players to play singles and hit the ball more often, especially after not many practices lately.”
Will Harvey led things off with a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles with Joey Beedy, Bo Jacobson, Hunter Jones, Sarav Patel, Andy Tweed and Cody Stein all winning as well.
The Miners travel to Yuba City today and McClatchy Thursday.
Coaches may submit game reports for the Local Roundup by calling The Union at 477-4240.
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