Prep baseball: Nevada Union wraps successful tourney with win over Santa Monica |

Prep baseball: Nevada Union wraps successful tourney with win over Santa Monica

Nevada Union’s baseball team won for the third time in four days at the Lions Tournament in San Diego, wrapping up a successful trip down south with a 6-5 victory over Santa Monica.

Notching the victory from the mound was Jordan Jiannino, throwing six innings, allowing two earned runs off five hits, and striking out seven while walking just two. Brad Hedger earned the save, pitching the final two outs, which came on a 1-6-3 double play.

Nevada Union’s Brock Grininger led the way from the plate with a 3-for-3 day, including a two-run home run. Grininger, who came into the tourney with a .361 batting average, was the hero on Wednesday when he came through with a walk-off RBI base hit against Calexico.

Also making an impact in Thursday’s win was James Schnitzius with three hits, Brendan McCarthy with two hits including a double, and Kross Corbett, who also ripped a double.

The Miners (7-8) opened the Lions tourney Monday with a come-from-behind victory over Mater Dei (Chula Vista), 5-4. On Tuesday, NU lost in extra innings to Mission Bay, 9-7. And on Wednesday earned a walk-off victory, 2-1, over Calexico.

Nevada Union will now return home and get right back into to Sierra Foothill League play, facing Folsom Monday.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232. Deadline for submission is 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

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