PREP ROUNDUP: Bear River softball blasts past Foothill
Behind solid pitching and a big day from freshmen catcher Justice Lewis, the Bear River softball team grabbed a 7-0 victory over Pioneer Valley League for Foothill Friday.
Leading the Lady Bruins from the circle was junior pitcher Kaitlin Maddux, who went five innings and allowed just two hits and no runs while striking out 10. Rachel Setting pitched the final two innings, not allowing a hit, a run and striking out three.
From the plate, Lewis provided plenty of pop with two home runs, and five RBIs. Lewis now has a team-best seven home runs this season. Taylor Borges was also strong from the plate with three hits and three runs scored.
The victory over the Mustangs improves the Lady Bruins to 3-9 overall and 2-2 in PVL play. Next up for Bear River is a road match at Placer (7-10, 4-0) Wednesday.
Granite Bay 11, Nevada Union 5
The Lady Miners are still in search of their first Sierra Foothill League win of the season after falling to Granite Bay by six Friday.
Bright spots for Nevada Union came from Alex Pussich with a triple and an RBI, Bailey McNew with an RBI and a base knock, Danielle Schnitzius with a hit and an RBI, and Kaila Lemos with a hit and a run driven in.
The Lady Miners (4-15, 0-6 SFL) get back at it Monday against Oak Ridge.
JV: Nevada Union 11, Granite Bay 3
The junior varsity Lady Miners tallied 14 hits on their way to a league victory over Granite Bay Friday.
Leading the hit brigade was Emerson Dunbar with four hits, including three doubles. Vanessa Enriquez added three hits, a double and three runs scored, and Kendall Hughes added two hits and two runs scored.
Hughes also notched the win from the circle, throwing a complete game, allowing seven hits and three runs while striking out six.
The JV Lady Miners (12-7, 2-5 SFL) get back to work against Oak Ridge Monday.
Woodcreek 5, Nevada Union 3
Despite a late rally, the Miners dropped their second straight game to SFL combatant Woodcreek Friday.
Trailing 5-0 heading into their last at bat, Nevada Union’s offense plated three runs but it was too little, too late.
From the plate, the Miners were led by junior catcher Luke Cornish with three hits and an RBI. Tanner Wirick added two hits, Nick Noll had a base knock and an RBI, and Jace Wheeler drove in a run.
In all, Nevada Union notched eight hits and drew three walks, but left eight runners on base.
From the mound, NU’s Wyatt Curtis pitched six innings, allowing four earned runs off nine hits.
With the loss, Nevada Union drops to 5-11 overall and 1-7 in SFL play. The Miners close their three game series with the Timberwolves today at Woodcreek High School.
Coaches may submit game reports by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 530-477-4232.
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EL DORADO — Nevada Union’s up and down season continued Friday night as the Miners struggled mightily in a 41-7 loss to the Union Mine Diamondbacks.