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Lopsided games, shutouts dominate week in Nevada County Fast Pitch League

It was a week of shutouts and lopsided wins in the Nevada County Fast Pitch Softball League as teams begin to jockey for seeding in the upcoming playoffs, starting Aug. 14.

In July 22 action, the Bulldogs took a bite out of Gold Country Automotive, beating them 14-2.

Chris Friedman pitched a gem for the Bulldogs, allowing just one earned run and two hits in the win.

From the plate, the Bulldogs were led by Jeff Nye’s two-home run effort. Nye finished the day 3-for-4 with three RBIs.

In the second Monday game, the Precision Pump Dirtbags blanked Eva’s All-Stars, 7-0.

Stan Salonius was impressive from the slab, allowing just four hits and no runs in the win.

On the offensive end, Hunter Lloyd led the way for the dirtbags with a double and a pair of RBIs, and Jimmy Ripley added a pair of hits and scored twice.

In Wednesday’s action, Gold Country Automotive found its stride, cruising past Rockwell Family Dental, 10-0.

Gold Country’s Ray Saclolo was on his game with three strikeouts and only three hits allowed in the shutout victory.

Saclolo got all the run support he needed from Matt Custer who went 2-for-3 with a home run and five RBIs. Nick Johnson added two hits, two runs and an RBI in the win.

In Wednesday’s late game, Event Helper remained undefeated behind another standout pitching performance from Will Maddux.

The talented hurler struck out 14 and allowed just three hits on his way to the shutout victory.

Donovan Chilton led the Event Helper offense with three hits and a run scored, and Kyler Caldwell added an RBI triple.

In Friday’s action, Eva’s All-Stars rebounded from their shutout loss earlier in the week to blank Towers Casino, 5-0.

Robby Porter came through for the All-Stars with a two-run home run, and Shawn Coffey added a double and a run scored in the victory.

Bob Woods pitched all seven innings to get the win, allowing five hits and striking out one.

Ken Dant was the lone bright spot for Towers with a pair of hits.

In the final game of the week, the Bulldogs hung another 14 runs, this time on the Dirtbags, who responded with only one run of their own.

Chris Friedman got the win again for the Bulldogs, and Nye again was instrumental on the offensive side. Nye went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Russell Bracket also was 3-for-4 and knocked in three runners, Jeromy Hoskins chipped in a solo shot, and Sam Keehn went 3-for-3 with a triple and an RBI.

The Nevada County Fast Pitch Softball League will be in action three days this week with games today, Wednesday and Thursday at Les Eva Field at Memorial Park in Grass Valley. For standings and statistics for the fast pitch league, visit http://allprosoftware.net/ncfp/default.htm.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at sports@theunion.com or by phone at 530-477-4232. Deadline for submission is 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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