Prep roundup: Nevada Union baseball falls in extra innings at Lions tourney
The Nevada Union baseball team lost a tight one Tuesday, falling to Mission Bay, 9-7, in extra innings at the Lions Tournament in San Diego.
The Miners (5-8) trailed 7-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning to Mission Bay (9-1), but rallied to tie the game with four runs, keyed by a three-RBI single by senior shortstop Dalton Maxwell. He would finish the day 2-for-6.
Nevada Union had a chance to win the game in the bottom of the eighth with runners on first and third with two outs, but could not plate the winning run. The Miners yielded the game winning runs in the top of the ninth on a throwing error.
Senior Jonathan Finau started the game for NU, going seven innings, striking out nine, and allowing seven hits, seven runs, four earned runs and two walks.
From the plate, NU got multiple hit games from Maxwell, Kross Corbett (3-for-4 with a double) and Andrew Schnitzius (2-for-5 with a double).
The loss drops Nevada Union to 1-1 in pool play at the Lions Tournament. The Miners face Calexico today, needing a win and some help to advance through the tourney.
The Miners beat Mater Dei (Chula Vista), 4-1, to open the tourney Monday.
NU divers sweep Rocklin
With support from a group of very talented freshman divers, Nevada Union’s girls varsity took the top four spots against Rocklin last week.
Nevada Union senior, and University of South Carolina commit, Mikaela Lujan continued her dominance by winning with 286.15 points. Lujan is the reigning Sac-Joaquin Section girls diving champ, having won the title in 2013 and 2014.
Katrina Herrlinger, also from Nevada Union, took second place and just behind her was freshman Alexa Arbaugh. Completing the sweep was Megan Collins, also a freshman.
Cy Corbet, another freshman from NU, won the boys varsity competition with 110.4 points.
Max Walter from NU placed first in the boys junior varsity competition. NU’s Trinity Eelkema won the girls junior varsity competition, and teammate Betty Self placed second.
Coaches may submit game reports by email at firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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.