Prep roundup: Nevada Union volleyball tops Bear River in four sets
The Nevada Union boys volleyball team improved to 5-0 after beating Bear River in four sets, 25-17, 25-19, 24-26, 25-17, in a non-league match Monday.
The Miners were led by Steven Skaggs with 16 kills, Harrison McCormick added 12 kills and nine digs, and Toby Carter and Max Bishop tallied four kills each. Mason Salcedo set the table all night with 44 assists to go with two aces, and Cole Williams led the team with 10 digs.
The Miners (5-0, 1-0 Sierra Foothill League) are back at it today, facing Woodcreek on the road.
The Bruins (2-2) take the court again Thursday against Rio Linda.
Del Oro 3, Nevada Union 2
The Miners opened Sierra Foothill League play with a 3-2 loss to Del Oro Tuesday at Ted White Field.
Nevada Union’s Austin Butler took the loss on the mound, but pitched well, throwing 3 2/3 innings, allowing three runs, one earned run, three hits and stuck out three. Kross Corbett relieved Butler, throwing the final 3 1/3 innings without allowing a hit or run.
From the plate, NU was led by Brock Grininger, Tim O’Sullivan and Corbett with two hits each.
The Miners (3-3, 0-1 SFL) will look to even the series Wednesday on the road at Del Oro.
JV: Nevada Union 4,
Del Oro 3
The Miners held on to beat the Golden Eagles Monday, getting a tailor-made 6-3-1 double play in the bottom of the seventh inning to close it out.
Wyatt Curtis started the game for NU, throwing two innings and allowing three runs.
Gary Menary then came in and went three innings without allowing a run to earn the win.
Sam Hopper tallied the save after two shutout innings to close the game.
From the plate, Hopper had two hits, Menary added two base knocks, including a two-RBI double, Ty Trathen added an RBI hit, and Nick Whittlesey tallied an RBI. The Miners (2-6, 1-0 SFL) take the diamond again Wednesday against Del Oro.
Yuba City 8,
Nevada Union 3
The Lady Miners couldn’t keep up with Yuba City Monday, falling to the Honkers by five.
Nevada Union did have some bright spots at the plate with Sarah Lundmark ripping two doubles, C.J. Ramos with two hits and two RBIs, Gracie Ramos with a base hit, Lacey Peternell with two hits, including a double, Riley Newman with a double and Lexi Blackston with a base knock.
The Lady Miners (6-6-1) recently returned from the Pleasant Valley Softball Tournament in Chico where they went 1-3-1 overall.
Newman tallied the win from the slab.
Lundmark, Emma Zoellin, Savannah Ozuna, Alex Pussich, C.J. Ramos and Blackston all had strong tournaments from the plate.
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