Prep Roundup: Walk-off homer leaves Miners with loss
Nevada Union opened its Sierra Foothill League baseball slate with a road trip to Roseville, but a walk-off home run by the host Tigers ended an eight-inning battle in a loss for the Miners.
“We actually had a 4-2 lead heading into the sixth,” said NU coach Ted White. “We left eight runners (on base) and had runners on second and third one time and the bases loaded another.”
NU’s Chris Porter provided a home run for the Miners, along with a double, in a 2-for-4 day at the play with 3 RBIs. Dusty Zeisler went 2-for-3 hitting, while Ethan McGill added a double.
Richie Osborne drew the start and allowed two earned runs and four hits while striking out eight and walking one inn 51⁄3 innings of action. Matt Eccarius came on in relief, allowing one run on two hits with two strikeouts and two walks.
The Miners (3-2 overall, 0-1 in the SFL), who host Roseville at 4 p.m. today, brought home a 7-5 win over McClatchy from Raley Field in Sacramento on Saturday.
NU was led by Broughan Jantz at the plate, where the senior had a 2-for-4 day with a triple and 3 RBIs. Zeisler went 2-for-4, while McGill had a double and drove in two runs.
McGill threw the first 31⁄3 innings for NU, while Eccarius came on in relief for the win with four strikeouts in 21⁄3 innings. Dillon Jones came on for the save by pitching a scoreless seventh inning.
Miners take first at Jaguar Invite
Neavda Union’s varsity boys and girls swept first place at the Jaguar Invitational in Vallejo over the weekend. NU’s boy scored 428 team points to second-place Deer Valley’s 329. The Lady Miners totaled 534 points, while Deer Valley’s girls had 448.
Three meet records were set by NU girls. Hayley Case broke the meet mark in the 500-yard freestyle (5:44.22), Kayla Kleiber in the 100 backstroke (1:04.98) and Sierra Kleiber in the 200 free (2:03.94).
Nevada Union girls also set meet records in the 400 free relay (4:02.56) and 200 free relay (1:49.76).
On the boys side, Trey Herbert won the 100 free in a meet record of 48.58 seconds. He also finished second in the 200 free. Dillon Virva was second in the 50 free (23.34) and third in the 500 free.
NU’s boys also set meet records in the 200 free relay (3:35.48) and the 200 free relay (1:33.27).
Forest Lake Christian 7, Delta 2
The Lady Falcons got a three-goal game from Kacie McGeary, while Christa Weisman contributed a goal and two assists and Kaylee Lommori had two goals and two assists.
FLC, which led 3-0 at halftime, also got a goal from Morghan Pomeroy while Pomeroy, Lia Hegarty and Katelyn Seitz each had an assist.
The Lady Falcons took 21 shots on goal. On the opposite end of the pitch, FLC keeper Ali Kirsch had nine saves in goal.
Forest Lake (4-5-1 overall, 2-0 Central Valley Christian League) hosts Foresthill at 4 p.m. Thursday.
Bear River 1, El Dorado 1
Morgan Bachus, a junior, dribbled through the defense to land Bear River’s lone goal in Monday’s 1-1 tie at El Dorado in Pioneer Valley League girls soccer.
Claire Newman came through in goal for the Lady Bruins, stopping five shots for saves on the day.
Bear River (1-1-1) is back in action Wednesday, traveling to rival Colfax for a 4 p.m. matchup.
Forest Lake Christian 5, Lindhurst 4
The Falcons brought home a Golden Empire League win from league-leading Lindhurst Monday, powered by a strong performance by the FLC girls in the co-ed tennis matchup.
Caitlin Hanson won her 20th straight regular-season singles match at No. 1 singles by a 6-2, 6-1 count, while Jen Menary won the No. 2 singles match 6-0, 6-1.
FLC’s No. 1 girls doubles team of Ally Weir and Amanda Timmerman took their match 10-7, while Courtney Turner and Christy Johnston teamed fro a 10-6 win at the No. 2 spot.
Sam Jug and Leslie Johnston sealed the win for the Falcons by taking their mixed doubles matchup 10-6.
FLC (5-1 GEL) travels to Capital Christian for a 3 p.m. match today.
Rocklin 8, Nevada Union 0
The Lady Miners had tough day down in Rocklin Monday, as the host Thunder took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in the Sierra Foothill League shutout victory.
Karly Harris singled up the middle to snap the no-hit bid in the top of the seventh. Harris and Brianna Nicholson each drew a walk on the day also, as NU’s only baserunners.
Harris drew the pitching loss, allowing 11 hits and eight runs while her defense committed six errors on the afternoon.
NU is back in action Wednesday at Del Oro.
JV: Rocklin 8, Nevada Union 3
Rocklin broke a 3-3 game open in the bottom of the sixth to hand NU’s junior varsity a loss Monday.
Mikayla Strum drew the loss after allowing five runs, five walks and four hits against three strikeouts in six innings. Reilly Gandell allowed three runs and two hits.
NU’s three runs came in the first inning, as Strum singled, followed by an RBI single from Taylor Mitchell, an RBI double by Remington Maxwell and an RBI single by Gandell.
NU (2-2 overall, 1-1 SFL) travels to Del Oro Wednesday.
JV: Nevada Union 227, Del Oro 248
Bert Heinzelman and Adam Harris led Nevada Union by each shooting a 9-hole round of 43 at Alta Sierra Country Club Monday, as the JV Miners beat Del Oro.
Kyle Richardson shot a 45, Slater Ferguson a 47 and Gabe Harris a 49.
The JV Miners (4-1) host a 10-team junior varsity tournament at 2:30 p.m. today, also at Alta Sierra.
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