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April 22nd, 2013
Kern Valley has been in the Bishop softball teamâs 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.
âWe had great pitching,â said coach Stacy Van Nest. âWe out hit the Broncs and played solid defense. I am so proud of our team for their great effort.â
Lone Pineâs Lady Golden Eagles leveled the Mojave Mustangs on the road Friday with a big 17-1 win.
âWe came out a little flat in the first two innings,â said coach Liz Jones who chalked the flatness up to the team âjust making the coach nervous.â
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.
âWe had three hours of batting practice Saturday,â said coach Tim Reid. âAfter a tough week, that helped get us back on track, helped us regain our confidence. Weâll be ready for Rosamond.â
âWeâre in a slump,â he said. âWe need to start hitting the ball and take the pressure off the pitcher.â
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.
Bishopâs 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.
âThe girls had a fantastic game,â said Van Nest. âWe had big hits, bunts, outstanding pitching and great defensive plays.â
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 Pineâs two-week spring break but there no signs of rust on the Eagles.
âWe came out pretty strong,â said coach Liz Jones, âwith 6 clean infield outs and only 2 errors.â
Amanda Barlese, with 4 hits on 5 at-bats, and Lacie Jones, at 3 for 4, led the hitting streak. âWe racked up a total of 14 hits,â 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.
âWe had no errors against Silver Valley,â 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.
It was great weather for basketball at Frazier Mountain Tuesday as the Bishop Broncos nine got blown off the side of the hill with a 2-10 loss, the teamâs first High Desert League loss since the 2009-10 season.
âIt sounds worse than it really was,â said coach Tim Reid. âWe didnât play that badly, we just made some defensive mistakes. You canât make mistakes against that good a team.
âSome positive things happened. We fought to the end and thatâs a good thing to see.â
The High Desert League Bishop Broncos got skunked in the first round of CIF basketball playoffs, losing to seventh ranked Campbell Hall, 76-35.
The Bishop Lady Broncos first match up with Kern Valley, Jan. 18, was a 1-point, last minute win. Tuesdayâs match up was a 63-32 Broncosâ blow-out.
The Broncosâ executed a take-no-prisoners defense; they rained 3-pointers; they played the full 32-minutes as if it was a close game. As coach Brian Pennington said, âit was a thing of beauty.â
Bishop is a solid third in High Desert League at 6-3. The Broncos take on Rosamond on the road tonight for the final league game, with no possibility of being knocked out of the CIF playoffs.