Rocklin downs BR Bruins in final inning
The Bear River baseball team gave Sierra Foothill League leader Rocklin a scare, but couldn’t grab the win in a 6-5 road loss Monday.
“We played them very well,” said Bear River coach Mike Viola. “Both times (we played Rocklin) we stayed very close.”
The score was tied 5-5 in the bottom of the seventh when the Thunder, which beat Bear River 2-1 in Grass Valley Friday, scored the game winner on a sacrifice fly.
Craig Chandler went 2-for-2. Matt Logue had a home run.
Seth Miller struck out six and gave up seven hits in seven innings work.
The loss all but eliminated the Bruins from postseason play. Bear River was two games out of the second spot – held by Placer – as of Friday
Bear River will play host to Roseville 4 p.m. Wednesday
Flores swings into section tourney
Nevada Union freshman golfer Erik Flores qualified for next week’s section tournament by shooting a 1-under-par 71 at the sub-section tournament Monday at Woodland’s Yolo Fliers Club.
Teammate Pat Jorgensen also qualified winning a playoff after the first hole of the shootout.
Bear River seniors Steve Chan, who shot an 81, and Ryan Heuseveldt (83) missed the individual qualifying mark of 76.
“They both had great high school careers,” Bear River golf coach Gayne Nakano said. “They both improved each year and were just excellent golfers.”
FLC takes 11th
The Forest Lake Christian boys golf team carded a score of 471 to take 11th in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III Tournament at Greenhorn Creek Country Club in Angels Camp Monday.
Colfax won the team event with a 421.
Jason Farnum and David Hick led the way for FLC with an 88 each.
Brian Zard, who shot a 94; Nick Brown, who carded a 99, and Jason Allgeire, finishing with a 102, also competed for the Falcons.
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New season. New co-head coaches. Same expectations.