Prep roundup: Nevada Union baseball drops 2nd straight to Del Oro |

Prep roundup: Nevada Union baseball drops 2nd straight to Del Oro

The Nevada Union baseball team dropped another close one with Del Oro, falling 4-1 in Loomis Wednesday.

The Miners got a strong effort on the mound from senior Chris Sardo, who went six innings, allowed three earned runs, gave up seven hits, struck out five and walked two.

Where Nevada Union struggled was at the plate.

“We just didn’t hit today,” said NU head coach Ted White.

The Miners mustered two hits, both of which came off the bat of Andrew Schnitzius. NU’s lone run came when Tim O’Sullivan, who reached base on a walk, scored on a Jonathan Finau sacrifice fly.

The Miners (3-4, 0-2 Sierra Foothill League) take the diamond again Friday, looking to snag the last of three games with Golden Eagles.

JV: Del Oro 8, Nevada Union 2

The Miners beat Del Oro on the Golden Eagles diamond Monday. Wednesday Del Oro returned the favor, topping the Miners at NU.

It was a tight game until the fourth inning when the Golden Eagles busted open the game, said NU head coach Jim Souza.

The Miners’ Ty Trathen threw the first five innings and allowed five runs. Gary Menary and Wyatt Curtis each threw an inning down the stretch, allowing one and two runs respectively.

From the plate, Tanner Wirick and Menary tallied two hits each. Sam Hopper, Ben Powell and Matt Hayward all added base hits as well.


Nevada Union 8, Las Plumas 0

The Lady Miners opened a doubleheader with Las Plumas by hanging eight runs on the board and not allowing a single Lady Thunderbird to cross home plate. In game two, NU had to battle, but again was victorious, taking the game 5-4.

In game one, Alex Pussich came up big with a triple and an RBI, Lacey Peternell added a double, and Gracie Ramos and Riley Newman each had a pair of hits. Peternell and Sarah Lundmark shared the pitching duties, not allowing a run and yielding just four hits combined.

In game two, NU’s freshmen Lexi Blackston came through with an RBI hit in the seventh, Pussich added an RBI triple, Gracie Ramos and C.J. Ramos both had multiple hits, and Savannah Ozuna and Orion Perez chipped in with doubles.

Next up for the Lady Miners is a SFL bout with Rocklin today.

JV: Las Plumas 4, Nevada Union 3

The Lady Miners battled back from a 3-0 deficit against Las Plumas Wednesday, tying the game in the sixth, but in the seventh inning Las Plumas scored the game winner to pull out the non-league victory.

NU’s Emma Karsikas pitched a complete game, going seven innings, allowing eight hits, four runs and striking out two.

From the plate Karsikas had two hits, including a double and two runs scored. Madi Pierce added a base hit, and Quianna Arnberg knocked in a run in the sixth to tie the game.

It was a doubleheader at Las Plumas and the second game wasn’t nearly as close as NU fell, 18-8.

The bright spot for NU was a big game from Bailey McNew who had two hits, including a double and a home run. Mackenzie Enos also had a two hit game for the Lady Miners.


Del Oro 217,

Nevada Union 229

The Miners struggled at Turkey Creek Golf Club and the Golden Eagles reaped the benefits.

Leading NU was Logan Lowe and Derek Frank, scoring a 42 each on the par-36 course. Chase Ruble was next for NU with a 44, Jackson Bryan tallied a 50 and Gabriel Vulfs rounded things out with a 51.

Boys tennis

The Nevada Union boys tennis team traveled to Rocklin Tuesday, battling the Thunder in an SFL matchup.

At No. 1 singles, NU’s Michael Quinn pushed his opponent to three sets, but eventually lost, 6-1, 6-7, 6-1. The Miners’ Jack Wright played a great match at No. 2 singles, winning 7-6, 7-5. At No. 3 singles Andrew Puleo played his opponent well but lost in straight sets. At No. 4 singles, Ben Beltran won in straight sets, 6-2, 7-6. At No. 5 singles, Romeo Conners put up a good fight, but eventually lost. And, at No. 6 singles, Connor Pardini topped his opponent, 6-4, 6-2.

In doubles action, NU’s No. 1 team of Cyrus Malin and Cody Capella dropped their match, as did NU’s No. 2 team of Simon Lace and Simon Nielson and No. 3 team of Ryan Brott and Ethan Good.

The Miners hit the court again Thursday at home against Del Oro.

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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