SUTTER CREEK In a season full of bad luck, missed opportunities and poor execution, the Summerville High School baseball team got a little of each in yesterday's 6-5, 11-inning loss to Amador.

The Bears (2-12-1, 0-7 Mother Lode League) received quality starting pitching from Ryan Drewery, an effective long-relief stint from Travis Ford and a three-run home run from Adam Artzer, but still managed to let a 5-4 lead get away in the 11th.

"It's real disappointing," Summerville coach Donnie Wright said. "It seems like it's always something."

Summerville looked like it would capture its first MLL win of the season in the top of the 11th inning when Drewery drew a two-out walk, advanced to second when Artzer was hit by a pitch, and scored on a clutch single by Ford.

But as quickly as Ford put the Bears ahead, he allowed the Buffaloes to get back in it in the bottom of the 11th when lead-off hitter C.T. Neuvert belted a 3-1 pitch for a game-tying home run.

Summerville's defense then faltered with back-to-back errors, putting baserunners on first and second with no outs. After a sacrifice bunt moved the runners up to second and third, Summerville coach Donnie Wright called for an intentional walk.

With the bases loaded, one out and the winning run on third base, a chopper was hit off the plate. Summerville third baseman Dillon Ray charged in to make the play at the plate, but collided with Ford coming off the mound, forcing Ray's throw to go awry and allowing the game-winner to score.

Summerville took a 3-1 lead in the top of the third on Artzer's three-run blast, which scored Casey Kerns and Wyatt Ray.

Artzer struck again in the top of the fifth when he drove in Drewery with a base hit after Drewery walked and stole second.

From the mound, Drewery gave up four runs (two earned) on four hits in five innings of work, striking out five and walking one.

Ford relieved in the top of the sixth, holding the Buffs scoreless until the bottom of the 11th.

The Bears host Bret Harte at the Summerville diamond in Tuolumne tomorrow afternoon at 4.

The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Monday February 27, 2017

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
Liberty Ranch freshman buries Calaveras


Calaveras head coach Kraig Clifton approached Liberty Ranch Hawks guard Jalen Patterson ... more

Carter tries to be ultimate Beastmaster


The first time Trevor Carter scratched the surface of spartan racing, he ... more

Summerville girls storm back to beat Forest Lake Christian


The Summerville Union High School Girls Varsity soccer team overcame a first ... more

Decker, sharp-shooting Wildcats dump Mesa Verde


It may have taken awhile to find parking, and most fans probably ... more

Summerville Varsity Girls Fall 6-2 to Hughson


Summerville Union High School’s varsity girls soccer team came into their CIF ... more