Baseball Bears shock Calaveras

archive_import

By DAN GOLDMAN

Once again, there is joy in Mudville.

With Ryan Drewery throwing a complete game and Quint Gerber shining in the field and at the plate, the Summerville High School baseball team notched its first Mother Lode League win of the season by beating playoff-contending Calaveras 4-2 yesterday at the Summerville diamond in Tuolumne.

"When you put it all together and play solid defense, look what can happen," Summerville coach Donnie Wright said, whose team snapped a seven-game losing streak. "We played a very strong defensive game (committing no errors) and didn't make any baserunning mistakes. All in all, it was a very good all-around game."

After spotting the Redskins a 2-0 lead, Summerville (3-15-1, 1-9 MLL) broke through against Calaveras starter Dan Sweet in the bottom of the third on the way to denying the San Andreans a share of first place.

Following a leadoff single by Bubba Fristad, the Bears dodged a bullet when Calaveras third baseman Brice Byker was unable to handle Travis Ford's sharp grounder.

Instead of turning Ford's grounder into a double play, the error left runners on first and second with no outs for Wyatt Ray, who promptly made Calaveras (10-10, 7-5) pay for Byker's error by bouncing a ground-rule double down the left field line, scoring Fristad and cutting the Redskins' lead to 2-1.

Then, with runners on second and third, Quint Gerber stepped up and drilled a three-run home run over the left-center field fence, the first round-tripper of his varsity career, giving Drewery a 4-2 lead with which to work.

11503379
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 August 29, 2016

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
Calaveras High School moving on without a mascot

08/23/2016

Some of the most iconic figures go by only one name. Prince. ... more

Sonora dominates Oakdale for 1st time in a decade

08/27/2016

The scene was almost surreal. Sonora celebrating after playing Oakdale. Wildcat players ... more

Bears rally to beat Coyotes in Denair

08/27/2016

DENAIR — The first time the Summerville Bears touched the ball and ... more

Wildcats try to break losing streak against Mustangs

08/25/2016

Maximillian Walker has been around Sonora football for as long as anyone ... more

Traditional powerhouse wants to get back MLL title

08/23/2016

The last time Calaveras High School played two consecutive seasons without winning ... more