Miners even up SFL mark
After finishing the preseason without a single victory, Nevada Union’s varsity baseball team now has three wins in the Sierra Foothill League.
The Miners dealt Roseville a 14-2 defeat in five innings Wednesday to pick up their third victory in their past five games.
“With the shaky start we had, I’m pretty happy to be 3-3 in league after the first third (of the SFL season),” said NU coach Ted White. “I felt like this was our first complete game, where we got good pitching, good defense and good hitting.”
NU junior Zander Zeisler provided two of those three in the win, going 3-for-3 at the plate – with 3 RBIs and a double – while also picking up the win on the mound. Zeisler struck out five, walked three and allowed five hits and two unearned runs.
The Miners (3-8 overall) blew the game wide open in the third, scoring 11 runs in the inning. Dalton Colbert had two hits in the inning, with a two-run single and another RBI single. Zeisler also had two hits in the inning, including a two-run double.
Josh Pitts was 2-for-3 at the plate, while Justin Honea had a double.
The Miners are back in action Friday, hosting Woodcreek at 4 p.m.
JV: Nevada Union 5, Roseville 2
Sophomore Robbie Porter pitched a complete game, striking out seven and allowing two unearned runs, to lead Nevada Union’s junior varsity to its first win of the season.
Henry Harrison had two hits for the Miners, while Jared Ralph, Grant McGinnis, Cody Nunnink and Porter each also had a hit.
NU (1-4 SFL) hosts Rocklin at 4 p.m. today.
Frosh: Nevada Union 6, Roseville 0
Matthew Blesio pitched a complete-game, seven-inning shutout Wednesday for the Miners by scattering 10 hits and striking out three.
Broughan Jantz was 2-for-4 from the plate with 2 RBIs and a run scored, while Justin Fike was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run. Micah Evans was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored.
“Our defense played very well and kept us in the game,” coach Scott Jones said.
The Miners are now 4-1 in the Sierra Foothill League, 6-4 overall. They host Rocklin today.
Oakmont 1, Nevada Union 0
The visiting Vikings scored from 18 yards out 13 minutes into the second half to snare a 1-0 Sierra Foothill League win over the Miners.
The loss was NU’s fourth this season by a 1-0 count.
“I was really happy with the way we played,” said NU coach Mike Voss. “It was even in the first half and they had just a little bit better second.
“It was a fun game to watch, just good soccer with a lot of passing.”
Voss said Noelle Adams played a strong match at forward, as did Marinda Graham at center midfield. He also praised the play of freshman Anne Dunne and senior Erin Meyer.
Oakmont had 10 shots on goal to seven from the Miners.
Avery Vaughn served as NU’s goalkeeper, stopping five shots on the day, including that Voss described as stellar.
NU (4-5-2 overall, 0-2-1 SFL) travels to Rocklin Friday.
JV: Nevada Union 222, Del Campo 282
The Miners were led by Collin Rutherford’s 38, who medaled in the contest that lifted Nevada Union to 6-1 on the season.
Drew Maier shot a 40 while Sean Babin added a 44.
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