NU grad beats Ole Miss with bat, on mound
Here’s a look at how some athletes with local ties fared recently at the college level:
Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); University of California, Los Angeles – The senior outfielder/pitcher did double duty Sunday when he delivered a key run-scoring single and then closed out the game to pick up his first save of the season as the Bruins knocked off No. 19 Ole Miss, 6-4, at Jackie Robinson Stadium. With one run already across and two runners aboard in the top of the ninth, Roenicke came on to pitch and struck out No. 6 hitter Mark Wright on three straight pitches to end the game – the last pitch being a called strike three. Earlier, Roenicke’s single to right-center field drove in a run that tied the score 2-2 in the second inning.
Kevin Holt (Forest Lake Christian, ’01); The Master’s College (Santa Clarita, Calif) – The senior right-hander went the distance for The Master’s in a 5-2 win Friday at home against Bethany in Santa Clarita. Holt allowed four hits, one earned run and four walks to go with seven strikeouts over nine innings. Holt evened his season record at 2-2 with the win.
Kody Keroher (Bear River, ’02); University of Nevada – The junior right-hander pitched five solid innings of relief Sunday for the Wolf Pack in a 7-4 loss against the University of Portland at Peccole Park in Reno. Keroher, a junior who came to Nevada via Solano Community College, allowed one run on three hits and one walk to go with two strikeouts in a game that started on Saturday and finished the next day due to snow.
Chris Brown (Nevada Union, ’03); Solano Community College – The sophomore catcher hit 1-for-3 in Solano’s 13-11 win over College of Marin on Tuesday. He also went 0-for-2 with a walk Saturday in Solano’s 8-7 extra inning win against Contra Costa College.
Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Cal Poly San Luis Obispo – The No. 24 ranked Mustangs played to a 7-7 tie Friday night against the University of California, Santa Barbara. Daley started out the night on the mound for his team, giving up four runs on nine hits in six innings of work with six strikeouts.
Bryan Hart (Bear River, ’03); Solano Community College – The sophomore first baseman went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs in Solano’s win against Contra Costa College.
Erik Flores (Nevada Union, ’05); UCLA – The freshman shot 244 to tie for 44th overall and finish as the fifth man on the team as the Bruins finished eighth at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Championship. Matt Kinsinger of host UNLV and a product of Reno won the event at 214.
Ryan Ursiny (Bear River, ’05); Sierra Community College – Sierra College took first place March 7 at the Big Seven Tournament at Lockford Springs Golf Course in Lodi, beating Santa Rosa and Delta Colleges by four strokes. Ursiny carded an 81.
Julia Richards (Nevada Union, ’03); University of California, Davis – The junior scored a 9.750 from the fifth slot in the lineup, the highest mark in the event by any Aggie this season, during a dual meet Sunday at Sacramento State. Richards also scored a 9.675 on the beam and 9.600 on the vault.
Mei Ling Clark (Nevada Union, ’02); University of California, Davis – The 5-foot, 2-inch senior scored a 9.500 on the bars on Sunday.
Zach Violett (Nevada Union, ’99) – Two weekends ago, Violett competed in the American Birkibeiner (Haywood to Cable, Wisconsin) – a 52-kilometer (ski marathon). He finished 46th overall. Last weekend, he finished second in the Great Ski Race, just 26 seconds behind Olympian Pat Weaver.
TRACK & FIELD
Jessica Lorson (Nevada Union, ’03); University of California, Davis – Lorson finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles at the Aggie Open with a time of 1:05.65.
Chad McCammon (Nevada Union, ’05); Sacramento City College – The freshman pole vaulter took second at the Aggie Open, clearing 15 feet.
Greg Morgan (Nevada Union, ’05); California State, Chico – Morgan cleared 6 feet to finish third in the high jump at the CCAA North Opener Meet hosted by California State, Stanislaus.
Christina Guerland (Bear River, ’03); Yale – The sophomore second baseman hit 1-for-3, her hit being a single with a runner in scoring position in the fifth inning of Yale’s 2-0 loss at Eastern Illinois on Sunday at the Rebel Games in Kissimmee, Fla. Guerland went 1-for-3 with a run scored to help Yale defeat Wagner College on Friday and 1-for-3 with a double in the Bulldogs’ 7-0 loss against South Dakota State on Thursday. Yale is 7-3 on the season.
Michelle Mathis (Bear River, ’03); St. Mary’s (Calif.) – The third baseman went a combined 0-for-4 in a doubleheader against California last week, after finishing out the final day of the Indiana State Tournament going 3-for-5 with 2 RBIs and a run.
Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Stacy Hicklin via e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 477-4244.
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