Roundup: Frogs baseball; Cats soccer beaten

By The Union Democrat Sports Department April 04, 2012 06:51 pm

    The Bret Harte Bullfrogs baseball team lost 2-1 at Argonaut on Friday.
    The Bullfrogs are now 0-2 in the Mother Lode League.
    Justice Rasmussen started on the mound for the Bullfrogs and gave up one run in 4 2/3 innings while striking out four and allowing two hits and six walks.
    Both teams had four hits, all singles.
    For Bret Harte (4-5, 0-2 MLL), Josh Bailey went 1-for-2 with an RBI, Rasmussen went 1-for-3, Will Jones went 1-for-3 and Jarrett Duarte went 1-for-2 with a run scored.
    The Bullfrogs will host Amador today at 4 p.m.

Soccer Cats beaten by East Union

    The Sonora Wildcats suffered a 5-0 road loss to East Union on Monday night.
     East Union upped its record to 6-0 and leads the Valley Oak League. Sonora is now 2-4.
     “It’s not that we played poorly,” said Wildcats head coach Denyse McLaughlin, “it’s just that East Union is a very good team. Playing good teams helps because it exposes to us what we need to work on.
     “Midfielder Abby Runte, sweeper Baylee Johnson, and defenders Kadi Peterson and Leah Divine each had strong games for us.”
     JV—The Wildcats were defeated by East Union, 2-1. The Sonora goal was scored by Sofia Johnson. McLaughlin cited Sophia Dragun, Megan Cahill and Marissa Ramirez for outstanding play.

Sonora JV baseball falls to Timberwolves

    The Sonora Wildcat junior varsity baseball team suffered a 2-1 setback against Sierra on Friday at Bev Barron Field.
    Joey Kish pitched a complete game and was the tough-luck loser giving up four hits while striking out eight.
    Also for Sonora, Luke Johnson doubled and scored the Wildcat’s only run.
    Sonora will host Manteca today at 3:30 p.m. The varsity contest will follow.

 Foothill Stars take third at tourney

    The Foothill Stars took third place in the Nays Basketball Tournament at Turlock High School this past weekend.
    The Stars, a team made up of top freshmen players in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties, defeated the Modesto Knights, 52-29, in the third-place contest.
    To earn the right to play for third place, the Stars defeated Stanco Turlock 43-25.
    “You can tell by those scores that we were playing some hard, tough defense,” said Stars coach Lloyd Longeway.
    “We really picked it up as a team on our defense,” said Stars forward Camden Wilson. “And we also did a good job of getting into our transition offense which kept throwing off both of those opposing teams.”