Miller lifts Bruins baseball team past visiting Woodcreek |

Miller lifts Bruins baseball team past visiting Woodcreek

At Bear River High School, Bruin designated hitter Seth Miller had a two-RBI double and a solo homer to lead Bear River to a 4-3 win over visiting Woodcreek Wednesday.

The victory improved Bear River’s record to 2-3 in the Sierra Foothill League, while the outcome was Woodcreek’s first SFL loss of the season.

“It was a huge win for us,” Bear River skipper Mike Viola said. “Defense was going to be the key; the first team to bobble plays was going to lose, but neither team did.”

Bear River jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, thanks to Miller’s double.

His homer put the Bruins ahead 4-2 in the sixth inning.

In the top of the seventh, Woodcreek rallied with a walk and two singles to load the bases with none out.

The next batter, however, hit into a 6-4-3 double play. Woodcreek was unable to push across a tying run.

“That was how big Seth’s homer was,” Viola said. “With a two-run lead, we were allowed to play back with the bases loaded, setting up the double play.”

Bear River pitcher Cody Keroher went the distance for his first win of the year, striking out four while spreading out seven hits.

Bear River golf posts key win

At Lake in the Pines, Bear River’s golf team avenged an early season loss to Granite Bay with a win Wednesday, 184-190.

“That win is keeping us in the hunt,” said Bear River coach Gayne Nakano, whose team is now just one game off the league lead. “I’d say overall we played our best golf when we needed to.”

Tom Eisenhower had his best round of the season with an even-par 34 Wednesday. Bruin teammate Steve Chan (36), Travis Wright (36), Ryan Heuseveldt (38), Ben Honey (40), and Andy Polisso also had strong rounds in the hotly contested league showdown.

NU golf team tops Golden Sierra

At Alta Sierra, Nevada Union’s golf team posted a 201-228 non-league victory over Golden Sierra.With the victory, NU improves its overall record to 3-4.

Spencer Westcott and Eric Flores both carded a three-over-par 39 to pace the Miners. Cole Voors (40), Ben McNulty (41) and Allen Toutilott (42) also contributed to the win.

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