Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
The Bishop Broncos JV baseball and Lady Broncos softball squads demolished the Desert Scorpions Friday with 11-7 and 2-0 wins, respectively.
â€śWeâ€™re on the right track for another perfect High Desert League record,â€ť said baseball coach Chris Walston. â€śWeâ€™ve got a week until we play Frazier at home Friday which will allow us to get all the kinks out.â€ť
Daniel Olsen, Zack De Leo and Alex Armitage all got their chance on the mound. â€śAll three threw well, especially with the plate umpireâ€™s low strike zone,â€ť Walston said. â€śThey all adapted well.â€ť
Where was Wily Coyote when the Bishop Lady Broncos needed him?
Tied with the Rosamond Roadrunners softball team for first place in the High Desert League, the 4-0 Broncos fell victim to untimely errors and solid Roadrunner pitching with their 1-5 loss Tuesday afternoon on home field. What they could have used were a few sticks of dynamite or a piece of Acme heavy equipment to disrupt a very strong Rosamond team.
The Bishop Broncos junior varsity baseball team ran rings around the Rosamond Roadrunners at home Tuesday. The 10-0 win maintains the Broncos perfect league season.
â€śThe boys are getting the proper work in at practice and it shows,â€ť said coach Chris Walston. â€śI couldnâ€™t be happier with how theyâ€™re playing.â€ť
Bronco Thomas Montoya pitched four and two-thirds innings with 11 strikeouts and 1 walk. Alex Armitage came in in the bottom of the fourth to finish out the game with 4 strikeouts and 2 walks.
Kern Valley has been in the Bishop softball teamâ€™s crosshairs since, probably, forever.
Friday afternoon at Lake Isabella, the Lady Broncos scored that long-awaited hit, taking down the Broncs, 3-1 to stay perfect in High Desert League play, tied 4-0 with Rosamond.
That tie will be broken this afternoon as Bishop hosts the Lady Roadrunners at City Park. First pitch: 3:15 p.m.
â€śWe had great pitching,â€ť said coach Stacy Van Nest. â€śWe out hit the Broncs and played solid defense. I am so proud of our team for their great effort.â€ť
Lone Pineâ€™s Lady Golden Eagles leveled the Mojave Mustangs on the road Friday with a big 17-1 win.
â€śWe came out a little flat in the first two innings,â€ť said coach Liz Jones who chalked the flatness up to the team â€śjust making the coach nervous.â€ť
Lone Pine took off in the third, burying the Mustangs with hits.
The Eagles, 3-2, are third in Desert Mountain League, nipping at the heels of the Boron at 5-0 and Vasquez, 4-1. Lone Pine heads to Vasquez tomorrow.
Samantha Riesen: 13Ks, 2 hits, 1 walk
Samantha Riesen: a single, 2 doubles, 3 steals, 3 RBI
The Bishop Broncos fell to the Kern Valley Broncs, 0-8, Friday afternoon.
Both teams are now 2-2, behind the undefeated Frazier Mountain Falcons and the Rosamond Roadrunners at 3-1. Bishop faces Rosamond at home this afternoon.
â€śWe had three hours of batting practice Saturday,â€ť said coach Tim Reid. â€śAfter a tough week, that helped get us back on track, helped us regain our confidence. Weâ€™ll be ready for Rosamond.â€ť
â€śWeâ€™re in a slump,â€ť he said. â€śWe need to start hitting the ball and take the pressure off the pitcher.â€ť
The Big Pine Lady Warriors played a tough double header against the Immanuel Christian Crusaders Friday afternoon.
The Warriors were shut out, 0-13, in game one and went down swinging at 2-20 in game two.
Big Pine took the field with only eight players. Each time the injured player, Lorena Rico, came up in the batting order, the Warriors recorded an out giving them a serious up hill battle through the afternoon.
Bishopâ€™s Lady Broncos softball team heads to arch-rival Kern Valley tomorrow right where coach Stacy Van Nest wanted her team: 3-0 in league.
The Broncos shut out the Frazier Falcons on the road Tuesday, 7-0. Pitcher Kellie Tiner went all seven innings with 13 strikeouts, only 1 hit and 1 walk.
â€śThe girls had a fantastic game,â€ť said Van Nest. â€śWe had big hits, bunts, outstanding pitching and great defensive plays.â€ť
Kellie Tiner: 7 innings, 13 Ks, 0 runs, 1 hit, 1 walk
Katelyne Lent: 3 for 4 with 2 RBI
Shiloh Smith: 1/4
The Lone Pine Lady Golden Eagles have been on a rampage, demolishing the Silver Valley Trojans 18-7 last Friday and sending the Mammoth Lady Huskies yelping back up the mountain Tuesday with a 23-8 win.
The Silver Valley win came after Lone Pineâ€™s two-week spring break but there no signs of rust on the Eagles.
â€śWe came out pretty strong,â€ť said coach Liz Jones, â€świth 6 clean infield outs and only 2 errors.â€ť
Amanda Barlese, with 4 hits on 5 at-bats, and Lacie Jones, at 3 for 4, led the hitting streak. â€śWe racked up a total of 14 hits,â€ť said Jones.
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles nine have turned the corner, logging back-to-back wins over Silver Valley (8-1) last week and over the Mammoth Huskies (16-6) Tuesday.
The corner turned was the nasty error corner. The Eagles have solid pitching and strong offense, but until the game with the Silver Valley Trojans, have been plagued by defensive errors.
â€śWe had no errors against Silver Valley,â€ť said coach Mike Button.
The win avenges the Eaglesâ€™ season-opening loss, 10-13, to the Trojans last month, a defeat that was rife with errors.