Prep Roundup: 10-inning thriller ends with Bear River win
After dropping a pair of one-run games last week, Bear River’s varsity baseball team won its latest nail-biter Wednesday, downing Whitney 8-7 in 10 innings for the Bruins’ first Pioneer Valley League win of the season.
“We actually led 7-3 going into the seventh,” said Bear River coach Dahrol Ennis. “They got four (runs) to tie it, but we were able to win one in extra innings.”
The Bruins scored the game-winning run when sophomore Sean Smith drove a line shot into center-right field in a two-out, bases-loaded situation.
Smith went 2-for-5 on the day, as the Bruins pounded out 13 hits. Morgan Juric went 3-for-5 with 2 RBIs, including a solo home run in the fifth. Brandon Fry was 3-for-4, while A.J. Blashford (2 RBIs) and Michael Lucas each went 2-for-4.
Ryan Sawyer pitched the first six innings, allowing three runs while striking out four. Juric relieved him in the seventh, allowing three runs with two strikeouts in three innings for the win.
Bear River (5-3 overall, 1-0 in the PVL) travels to rival Colfax Friday for another PVL matchup.
JV: Bear River 7, Whitney 4
James Harris had a big day the plate and on the mound for Bear River’s junior varsity in a PVL win over Whitney.
Harris struck out seven and allowed two runs in five innings, while Michael Raigoza allowed two runs in relief work.
Harris was 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI, while Josh Toft went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs and Raigoza added a double.
Bear River improved to 5-2 on the season.
Nevada Union 209, Colfax 256
Adam Grizzell shot a low-round of 40 for the Miners at Alta Sierra Country Club Wednesday in a nonleague win over Colfax.
Cody Brezezinski and Cody Keogh each carded a 41, while Eric Babin finished with 43 and Nathan Ferguson 44.
On Monday, the Miners competed in the Rocklin Invitational, where they finished with a team score of 434. Ponderosa won the 18-hole tournament with 385 points, while Woodcreek was second with 395 and Christian Brothers third with 396.
Grizzell led NU with a 79, while Brezezinski and Babin each shot 85.
NU will take its 4-1 Sierra Foothill League record on the road today, facing Roseville at Sierra View Country Club.
Del Oro 3, Nevada Union 2
Nevada Union led the Golden Eagles in the fifth inning, but Del Oro tied things up at 2-2 in the fifth and took the final lead in the sixth for the SFL victory Wednesday.
NU scored first with two outs in the top of the third, as Kendal Butterfield hit a single, stole second base and scored on a Bernadette Boren blast down the third-base line. NU added its other run in the fifth, as Elizabeth Hamilton scored on a single by Butterfield.
NU pitcher Karly Harris had a shutout through four innings, before Del Oro tied things up in the fifth inning.
The Lady Miners (4-3 overall, 1-2 SFL) travel to Bear River March 31.
Del Oro 7, Nevada Union 3
Nevada Union’s junior varsity struggled in the field (7 errors) and at the plate (14 strikeouts), as the Miners fell to Del Oro in SFL action.
Reilly Gandell pitched six innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and a walk.
At the plate, Mikayla Strum celebrated her 16th birthday with a 2-for-4 day, including a triple and a run scored. Remington Maxwell had a triple and a run scored, while Maddie Fournier doubled and Jessica Cross singled for NU (2-3, 1-2).
NU girls 107, Woodcreek 76
The Lady Miners (4-0 overall, 3-0 Sierra Foothill League) were led by Sierra Kliber, who won the 50-yard freestyle (25.47 seconds) and the 100-free (56.25). Haley Chase won the 200 individual medley (2:26.24) and Kayla Kleiber the 200 free (2:05.53).
The 200 free relay was won by Kayla Kleiber, Dana Neel, Jessica Alberts and Sierra Kliber (1:45.59)
In the 400 free relay, the Miners took first place with the Kleiber sisters, Alberts and Chase.
NU boys 105, Woodcreek 78
The boys (4-0, 3-0) were led by Trey Herbert, who won the 50 free (21.59) and the 100 free (49.54).
Dillon Virva won the individual medley (2:10.07).
The 200-medley relay was won by Gabriel Satunino, Anders Price-Tison, Virva and Herbert (1:46.81). The 200 free relay was won by Herbert, Virva, Price-Tison and Connor Schmidt (1:34.43).
The Miners travel to Granite Bay today.
The boys meet will be quite close,” said NU coach John Sultan. “The girls shouldn’t be as close, if everyone comes to swim.”
Del Oro 4, Nevada Union 0
Del Oro’s speed played a key role in Tuesday’s SFL win over the Miners.
“They have some really skilled players,” NU coach Ken Ramirez said. That said, those four goals didn’t come easy, they were earned.”
The Miners are back in action today, hosting Woodcreek at 3:30 p.m.
JV: Del Oro 3, Nevada Union 1
Rikki Lee, with an assist by teammate Lindsey Knell, scored for Nevada Union’s junior varsity.
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