Summerville baseball falls to Argonaut
Smith, Klatt highlight Sonora tennis season
The red-hot Summerville Bears JV baseball team won its fifth consecutive contest on Friday at Argonaut. The Bears won 4-1.
Summerville is now 9-4 in Mother Lode League action.
“Things are going very well for us right now,” said Bears coach John Baldwin.
For Summerville, Darren Warnock was 2 for 3 and teammate Nathan Bruce tossed a complete game, striking out nine while yielding only two walks and one unearned run.
On Wednesday, Summerville defeated visiting Calaveras 8-7 in eight innings.
Summerville trailed 7-1 after four innings. The Bears rallied for two in the fourth inning and three in the fifth to make it 7-6.
Then Bears starting pitcher Johnathan Olsen settled down and, with some outstanding defense behind him, allowed no runs and just four hits the rest of the way.
Bruce drove in Preston Leslie to tie the game with two outs in the seventh. After Olsen retired the Redskins on six pitches in the eighth, he was hit by a pitch to lead off the bottom half. Olsen stole second and Austin McCready put down a perfect bunt and Olsen scored the game-winner on a wild throw to first.
Leslie, McCready and Kai Bannister each scored twice and Bruce and Jeff Grabow had 2 RBIs.
Olsen was the winning pitcher, striking out seven in eight full innings of work.
“This was by far the most exciting game of the year,” said Baldwin. “The kids are working hard and things are coming together. I couldn’t be happier with the way we’re playing.”
Cat JV loses to rival
The Sonora JV baseball team lost a heartbreaker to host Oakdale last Wednesday.
With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 7th, Oakdale scored on a 2- out throwing error.
The runner who scored the winning run reached base on a fielding error.
Carter Denton, Conner Todd and Clayton Davis pitched for Sonora and teammate Tyler Garcia had two hits.