Softball: Bear River tears through Jackson tourney |

Softball: Bear River tears through Jackson tourney

The Bear River girls softball team tore through the Jackson Softball Tournament, going undefeated (4-0) and outscoring their opponents by a combined score of 22-0.

The Lady Bruins won the tourney championship behind stellar pitching from Arielle Koerber and Nerissa Long.

Koerber, who was named the tourney MVP, pitched a complete-game four-hitter with 12 strikeouts in Bear River’s 1-0 win over Union Mine in the tourney championship game. In all, Koerber pitched nine innings in the tourney, striking out 16 without allowing a run or walking a batter.

Koerber, along with Kaitlyn Maddux, combined to pitch a perfect game in the Lady Bruins’ first round win over Sonora, 12-0.

Nerissa Long pitched Bear River through rounds two and three, earning wins over Lincoln of Stockton, 7-0, and Liberty Ranch, 2-0. In those games, Long threw 13 innings, allowed one hit, struck out 19 and walked four.

From the plate, Bear River was led by senior Hope Ferri with seven hits in the tourney. Sophomore Indyia Vierra also came up big with five hits. Koerber and Taylor Bonnifield both tallied home runs in the tourney.

In addition to Koerber being named MVP, Long and Ferri were named to the All-Tournament Team.

The Lady Bruins are 5-2 overall and face River Valley today.

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