The Week Ahead: Tourney time for Miners baseball |

The Week Ahead: Tourney time for Miners baseball

It’s tourney time this week at Nevada Union as the Miners hit the road in both baseball and volleyball for multi-day tournaments far from home.

NU’s baseball team opened play Monday in the 57th annual Lions Invitational High School Baseball Tournament in San Diego.

The tournament includes 120 teams in seven divisions of play. Nevada Union competes in the 16-team Bill Burrows Division 4 bracket, in which the Miners defeated Chula Vista 9-7 on Monday.

NU will face El Camino at 10:30 a.m. today at Escondido High School. Wednesday’s third-round action pits the Miners against host La Jolla in a 2 p.m. matchup.

Top teams will advance to the semifinal round at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, followed by the championship finals at 2 p.m.

Volleyball in Vegas

Nevada Union is one of 56 teams serving into pool play at the Las Vegas Easter Tournament.

“It’s huge,” said NU coach Marco Salcedo late last week. “We’ll have a minimum of eight matches. There are teams from all over: down south, Los Angeles teams, Nevada teams, teams from the Bay Area.

“This gets you out there to see what boys volleyball is all about. It also gives us a higher level of opponent to push us that much further.

“When we play against teams at that level, we’ve played at that level. It really does bring our level of play up.”


Bear River at Nevada Union – Much closer to home, Nevada Union’s varsity softball team will host Bear River in a cross-county clash at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Along with junior Cassie Davidson (.368 batting average), the Miners (2-11) have been led by four freshmen at the plate. Kendall Butterfield is hitting at a .519 clip.

Bear River (12-1) leads the section in runs batted in (89), ranks third in earned run average (0.53) and runs scored (99), while also rating 10th in batting average (.370).

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