Diamond Bears conquer Coyotes

The Union Democrat Sports Department

Summerville hurler Nathan Bruce picked up his first win of the 2013 baseball season after going three innings without giving up a run in Tuesday's home-opener against Denair.

The Bears beat the Coyotes 12-8 with Summerville junior Jonathan Olsen getting his second save of the season when Bruce was pulled after giving up two runs to start the fourth inning.

Summerville answered with six runs in the fourth inning to take a dominating 9-2 lead. Denair had four runs in the fifth and two in the sixth and final inning to come up short.

The Bears have won the first two of four games during a busy week in which they are also shorthanded. Starting pitchers Logen Foster, Joey Brocchini and Bryce Farrell, along with first baseman Connor Morningstar, are all on the Bears' basketball team seeking a Section title in the postseason.

The Bears had seven hits and committed five errors total on Tuesday, while Denair had six hits and three errors.

"We gotta cut down on our defensive errors because we're making our pitchers work a little too much with a busy week," said Bears head coach Larry Gold. "But it's great to get another win and get off to a 2-0 start."

The Bears face Central Catholic, a Modesto private school, in Tuolumne on Thursday. Gold said the Raiders should provide a challenge.

"They're always good," he said. "They're well-coached and gonna be out there to play, so they're gonna really show us what a playoff contending team looks like."

That game is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. The Bears wrap up their week against Kimball, also in Tuolumne at 3:30 p.m., Friday.

11890063
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

Wednesday August 31, 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