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Miners come together on road

Nevada Union returns home today from the Lyon’s Tournament in San Diego after a 13-3 loss Wednesday to La Jolla.

Zander Zeisler took the loss on the mound giving up nine runs, but just one was earned. He was relieved by Kyler Caldwell and Travis Custer. According to coach Ted White, the Miners committed six errors and had a rough day defensively. La Jolla scored nine runs in the third.

“It was a great game but we fell apart in the third inning,” White said. “But they’re understanding they have to do the little things to win. It’s not always going to be a home run or strikeout.”



Kelcey Wirick was 3-for-4 while Russell Bracket was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs. Steele Jantz was also 2-for-3.

On Tuesday, the Miners fell to El Comino 7-1. Tyler Davis was 2-for-2 from the plate while Cody Johnson hit a double.




Billy McElwain started on the mound and was relieved by Greg Heauser, Devin Genovese and Custer.

Overall, White said the experience and competition was good for his team.

“I think it’s a real team-bonding experience,” White said. “We get to do a lot of stuff together, going out to dinner, to the pool and to the beach. It’s good for team chemistry, especially with a group as young as we are.”

Bear River 5, Pioneer 3

The Bruins took a 5-0 lead with one in the first, two in the second and one each in the third and fourth.

Brandon King started on the mound and went 5 1/3 innings giving up just four hits and one unearned run. The Bruins then gave up two more in the bottom of the seventh before putting the game away.

“I think they had visions of doing what we’ve been doing, they just came up short,” Bear River coach Mike Viola said, referring to two dramatic, come-from-behind victories that kicked off the Bruins’ league season.

Bryan Sibis was 3-for-4 from the plate and Viola said his two freshmen not only got their first starts, but also their first hits and first RBIs for the team. Jordan Beskeen and Brandon Fry both got hits in the second inning.

Bear River now heads for a tournament in San Francisco starting Monday.


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