Prep Roundup: NU baseball routs Eagles in opener
What more could a skipper want out of a baseball season opener than strong play at the plate, in the field and on the mound?
Nevada Union’s Ted White got all of the above Thursday, as the Miners came out swinging with three home runs in a 10-1 blasting of host El Camino.
Dillon Jones, Richie Osborne and Chris Porter all went deep in their first action of the season, while Jones and Porter kept the Eagles off balance on the hill. Jones picked up the win after allowing one run on four hits with eight strikeouts and one walk over six innings. Porter closed things out in the seventh with a strikeout.
NU (1-0) scored two runs in the first with two outs, off a wild pitch and a throwing error, followed by Porter’s two-out solo shot in the second. Corey Mortara came up with a two-out, two-run double in the fourth, before Jones and Osborne homered in two runs each with two outs in the top of the seventh.
“Eight of our runs came with two outs,” White said. “That’s a great sign, especially in the first game out of the gate.”
Porter went 3-for-4 with a homer and double to lead NU at the plate on the day.
The Miners, who hit the road Thursday due their soggy home field, hope to make their home debut against Yuba City on Tuesday.
Nevada Union 213, Rocklin 215
Led by meet medalist Eric Babin’s nine-hole round of 37, Nevada Union edged Sierra Foothill League foe Rocklin by two strokes at Alta Sierra Country Club Thursday.
Adam Grizzell shot 40 for the Miners, while Jace Tiller (43), Cody Brezezinski (45) and Cody Keogh (48) rounded out Nevada Union’s scorers.
The Miners (2-1) travel to Turkey Creek Tuesday to face Del Oro, already off to a 3-0 start.
“They’re the team to beat at this point of the season,” said NU coach Hank Davidson.
Placer 222, Bear River 227
Bear River fell for the first time this season in Pioneer Valley League action, as the Bruins dropped to 2-1 following the loss to the host Hillmen at Auburn Valley Country Club.
Placer’s Rob Schauble took medalist honors with a 40.
Roderick Bell and Anthony Ertola each shot 43 to lead Bear River, while Jake DePass finished at 45 and Brennan Southworth at 47. Kyle Nelson and Andrew Jackson each carded 49 for the Bruins.
Bear River is back on course Tuesday, hosting Lincoln at Lake of the Pines.
Forest Lake Christian 9, San Juan 0
The Falcons have won their first two matches of the season by a combined score of 18-0 after blanking San Juan Thursday.
Caitlin Hanson was a 6-3, 6-1 winner at No. 1 girls singles, while Jen Menary took the No. 2 match 6-3, 6-4. Nathan Burnett won 7-6 (10-7), 6-3 at No. 1 boys singles and Troy Douglass won at the No. 2 7-5, 6-3.
In doubles, Amanda Timmerman and Courtney Turner won 10-2, while Brandon Bryditzski and Jamie Parrott scored a 10-0 win at the No. 1 boys doubles. Ryan Thompson and Sam Jug were 10-0 winners at No. 2 boys doubles.
FLC (2-0), which won by forfeit at No. 2 girls doubles and in mixed doubles Thursday, hosts Marysville at 3 p.m. Tuesday in a key Golden Empire League match.
Bear River 8, Mesa Verde 1
The Bruins opened their season with a win over the Pioneer Valley League foe Mavericks Thursday, sweeping all doubles action and taking three of four singles pairings.
Max Monroe won 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1 boys singles, Emily Jacinto won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 girls and Lindsey Harter was a 6-2, 6-0 winner at No. 2 girls singles.
Daniel Miller and Alex Bolt won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 boys doubles. Connor Phillips and David Giroux took the No. 2 boys doubles match 6-2, 6-0. At No. 1 girls doubles, Emilie Garber and Lauren Wells won 6-3, 6-0, while Kirsten Malo and Amy Hanson won the No. 2 doubles match 6-4, 6-2.
Shelby Carrow and Patrick Schirvanioun claimed the mixed doubles matchup 6-3, 6-1.
Next week, the Bruins host a pair of PVL matchups against Whitney (Tuesday) and Colfax (Thursday).
Nevada Union 3, Oakmont 0
Pete MacDonald led NU’s hitting attack with a 13-kill night, as the Miners swept through Oakmont for a 25-10, 25-18, 25-20 Sierra Foothill League victory Thursday.
D.T. Grininger and John Sekerak each added seven kills, while Austin Stout offered four more for the Miners. Sekerak and Perris Hale led the team in digs with five, while Sekerak also had four aces on the night. Hale totaled three aces from behind the service line.
Jeff Baldock led the Miners with 34 assists at setter.
Nevada Union improved to 2-0 with the win.
JV: Nevada Union 2, Oakmont 1
The Miners junior varsity team dropped the opening game 25-22, but bounced back for 25-16 and 15-11 victories to top host Oakmont.
Roman Seghezzi led the team in assists with 22, while Bobby Curtis had six kills. Kyle Bush and Kyler Malarae each added five kills, while Malarae totaled three aces. Alex Sarner had eight digs on the night.
Nevada Union 1, Oakmont 1
The Lady Miners scored 14 minutes into the match, as senior Anne Dunne zipped out of the backfield and ran the ball into the net with a header shot.
With the strong back line of Abby Velasquez, Brittany Siermers, Bethany Christal, and Haley Welden, NU was able to keep Oakmont from scoring until seven minutes to closing with a one-girl attack across the box drive and a shot to tie it up 1-1
Teresa Anderson, Riley Grim, Sara Marshall, and Ali Spencer concentrated on midfield maneuvers to try to get another ball into the goal but it wasn’t in the cards for Nevada Union.
NU returns to action Tuesday, hosting Granite Bay at 3:30 p.m. on the Sierra College field.
JV: Nevada Union 2, Oakmont 1
Megan Genovese scored early with a give-and-go combo alongside forward Abby Herring early in the game and then again off of a corner kick from Julia Ramirez.
NU keeper Paige Chapman held Oakmont from scoring during a total frontal assault in the last minutes of the game.
Forest Lake Christian 6, Sacramento Waldorf 0
The FLC girls soccer team hosted and picked up its first league win over Sacramento Waldorf on Thursday.
The combination of Morghan Pomeroy and Staci Ryan in goal was good for the shutout.
Kacie McGeary scored two goals for FLC, while Emily English, Katelyn Seitz, Christa Weisman, Kaylee Lommori each added a score. Lommori had two assists in the win, while Seitz, Weisman, McGeary and Dana Ormiston each added an assist.
FLC (2-5 overall, 1-0 league) travels to Cristo Rey Monday.
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