PREP BASEBALL: Miners split first two at Lion’s tourney |

PREP BASEBALL: Miners split first two at Lion’s tourney

The Union staff

Behind solid pitching and plenty of punch at the plate, Nevada Union’s baseball team knocked off the Eagle River Wolves from Alaska, 8-0, in the second game of the Lion’s Tournament Tuesday in San Diego.

The Miners got a strong outing from pitcher Matt Deschaine, who tossed six shutout innings, allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out five.

From the plate, the Miners were led by Nick Noll with two hits, including a double and an RBI. Zach Erlich added two hits and drove in a run for the Miners. Matthew Tintle also had a pair of singles and an RBI, and James Nolen tallied two hits in the win. The Miners tallied 11 hits in all.

Nevada Union jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings and added two runs in the fourth and sixth innings to pull away.

The win brings the Miners to 1-1 overall at the annual tourney.

On Monday, NU fell to Southwest San Diego, 5-0.

Next up for the Miners (9-9) at the Lion’s tourney is a bout with Capital Christian (12-3) at 12:30 p.m. today.

Coaches may submit game reports by email at or by phone at 530-477-4232.

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