NU rallies for victory
After falling behind 4-0 in the first inning at Del Campo Monday, Nevada Union’s prospects for opening the season with a win were in serious doubt.
But the Miners weren’t about to go quietly.
NU answered with a four-run third inning to bring the game even and set the stage for senior J.P. Biertuempfel’s game-winning solo shot over the right-field fence in the top of the sixth for a 5-4 victory.
“It’s always nice to get a win, especially on the road against a quality team like Del Campo,” said NU head coach Ted White, whose Miners racked up 12 hits.
Dan Rackley picked up the win on the mound, throwing 61Ú3 innings, while Jamie Lohmeyer earned a save in relief. Lohmeyer entered the game in the bottom of the sixth, with the bases loaded and one out. He then forced a 6-4-3 double play to end the Cougars’ threat and retain NU’s one-run lead.
It was a bases-loaded triple to left-center field by NU’s Brian Jordan that brought the Miners back into play in the third inning, pulling Nevada Union within 4-3. Nic Gauldin followed up with an RBI single to left, pushing Jordan across for a 4-4 score.
Biertuempfel went 2-for-2 at the plate, while Rackley, Lohmeyer and Kyle Parker each were 2-for-4 hitting.
The Miners (1-0) host Rocklin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Falcons 222, Cougars 256
Forest Lake Christian and Capital Christian were only able to play eight holes of golf due to darkness at DarkHorse Golf Club Monday, but the Falcons had long before had the non-league match in bag with a 222-256 win.
Jeff Pulliam and Ian Shore shared medalist honors for FLC, each shooting a 42. Par for the eight holes of play, according to FLC head coach Joel Meisenheimer, was 32 Monday.
Peter Burton shot a 43, Matt Rosene a 46 and Jeremy Brown a 49 for the Falcons.
FLC (1-1) squares off with Nevada Union at Alta Sierra Country Club at 3 p.m. Monday.
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New season. New co-head coaches. Same expectations.