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March 26th, 2012
The Baker Valley Braves were no match for the Big Pine Warriors in either baseball or softball doubleheaders Friday afternoon.
By the time the dust had cleared, the Warriors had clobbered the Braves 10-2 and 11-0. The Lady Warriors overpowered the Lady Braves 19-2 and 22-2.
To the Bravesâ credit, this is the first time since the late 1980s Baker Valley has fielded a softball team. With a bench of 20, the team has no where to go but up.
The match-up of the Bishop Broncos and Lone Pine Golden Eagles baseball teams Tuesday afternoon wasnât exactly the exhilarating cross-county contest anticipated.
The Broncos whooped the Eagles 9-2. The Eagles kept it close until the bottom of the fifth inning when Bishop went on a 5-run tear.
This yearâs Bishop team is, basically, the same team that went to the CIF semifinals in 2011; the most notable missing body being Aaron Puls who turned into the home run king toward the end of the season.
The Big Pine Warriors were the only Owens Valley baseball team to survive the Yerington Tournament last weekend with a perfect 4-0 record.
To date, the Warriors are 4-0 on the road and 0-2 at home.
Coming off the tournament, Big Pine faced the Coleville Wolves at home Tuesday afternoon and lost by a nose, 7-8, in extra innings.
The Warriors had to fight back from a 0-4 deficit, pulling even in the fourth inning and securing the lead in the fifth. The Wolves answered with the tying run in the seventh and the winning run in the ninth.
The Big Pine Lady Warriors softball squadâs last series of games has been the antithesis of their baseball counterparts with a winless Yerington tournament, then a runaway win over the Coleville Lady Wolves Tuesday.
But first, the good news. The Warriors walked their way to a 23-6 win over Coleville.
With a total of 27 walks and four hit batters, the Warriors definitely made lemonade out of lemons; the 23 runs were scored on only four legitimate hits.
The Warriorsâ pitcher, Trisha Fortney, went all seven innings with 4 hits, 4 strikeouts and 12 walks.
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles whooped the Trona Tornadoes at home, March 7, then traveled to Trona and did the same Monday afternoon.
The softball Lady Eagles won 11-3; the baseball Eagles won 13-3.
Samantha Riesen struck out the first three batters of the game, setting the tone for the Eaglesâ defense.
Deserae Coats finished off on the mound with two strikeouts and a strong defense behind her.
âRachel Martin made a nice double play at second,â said coach Liz Jones.
The Lady Broncos JV softball squad went 2-1-1 at last weekendâs Yerington Tournament. The wins were routs with huge margins of 16-2 and 19-6
Bishop tied Lee Vining, 2-2 and was behind in its final game with Yerington when it was called at the tourney time limit.
âThe tournament really helped the girls to gain experience and get ready for league play,â said coach Patty Cummings. âIt gave us a chance to see all the girlsâ strengths so we can put them together to make winning combinations.â
Lone Pineâs Seth Gilmore has been signed by Miles Community College baseball team.
The Montana collegeâs head baseball coach, Jeff Brabant, announced the signing of shortstop Gilmore, currently a resident of Powell, Wyo., to a National Letter-of-Intent for the 2012-13 school year.
Gilmore can play either position on the left side of the infield as he earned All-State honors for the Powell Pioneers in his first season after moving to Wyoming from Lone Pine. âWe will graduate our left side of the infield so we expect Seth to come in and compete for a spot,â said Brabant.
Bishop hosted the Califonia City Ravens at the first track meet of the season Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Broncos took the meet win, 81-60. The Broncos lost 48-82.
Coach Rick Behrendt was pleased with the results, noting that he has only nine returning athletes on his very young teams.
That gives Behrendt and the Broncos a lot to look forward to as the underclassmen develop and the returners get back in the groove.
After losing to the Boron Bobcats in their last league game Friday night, the Lone Pine Eagles have at least one more shot on the basketball court.
Both the girls and boysâ teams are on their way to the CIF playoffs: the Lady Eagles by virtue of a third-place finish in the Desert Mountain League; the Eagles, as an at-large school.
Bishop Lady Broncos Basketball
The Broncos, third in High Desert League at 6-4, head to San Bernardino to take on the Aquinas Falcons Thursday at 7 p.m. The Falcons ended the season with an 11-3 record, second in the Ambassador League.
The Falcons have two double-digit scorers: 5-foot-9 freshman Lindsey Ybarra and 5-foot-3 Corinna Smith. The Broncos have two as well in Shiloh Smith and Tamia Shoshone. But, Katelyne Lent and Brooke Callahan put up impressive numbers toward the end of the season.