Prep Roundup: Miners fall for first time in San Diego
Nevada Union’s Miners had a chance to keep their record perfect on Wednesday at the Lions Tournament in San Diego, but a double play with the bases loaded in the seventh inning spoiled what could have been.
The game ended with La Jolla on top 6-5.
NU’s Ethan McGill started the game on the mound, while Matt Eccarius came in relief to close out the contest.
Dusty Zeisler and Chris Porter each doubled, while McGill and Josh Cena each drove in a pair of runs in the loss.
Nevada Union (6-4) will look to rebound today against Clairemont High School (Division III) of San Diego. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. at San Diego High School.
The Chieftains defeated San Pedro 15-5 in the first round of the tournament, and lost 8-6 to Parker to move their record to 3-7.
Frosh: Nevada Union 4, Oakmont 2
The Miners received four walks in the bottom of the sixth inning and Ryan McCarthy had one of his two hits to drive in the game winning run.
Cody Gardner picked up the win, going all seven innings while allowing two hits and no earned runs.
NU (8-1) takes on Casa Roble at 12:30 p.m. today in the third place game of the Del Campo Tournament.
“We will be throwing the house,” NU coach Craig Fleenor said. “Pitching by committee.”
Bear River 3, Sacramento 0
Bear River hosted Sacramento High School and swept the Dragons 28-26, 25-12 and 25-19.
The Bruins were led by senior Cavan VanGeem who is back from a pre-season injury with 8 kills and an ace. Senior Jonathan Boone had 21 assists, 2 kills, 1 ace while junior Jason Grady had 6 kills, 2 kills off blocks and senior Bren Schenk had 8 kills in the win.
“Junior Beau Hotchkiss had one ace and lead the team to victory with solid passing,”
Bear River assistant coach Haley Hanson said. “It all starts with a pass and Beau is our go to guy to get the rest the team in motion.”
The Bruins are idle for two weeks due to spring break.
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