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March 26th, 2012

Lady Broncos go 7-3 in pre-league

March 26, 2012

The Bishop Lady Broncos logged an 11-3 win over Vasquez Saturday at the Lancaster Tournament and a 10-0 shutout of Louisville in an impromptu scrimmage.
The Broncos got to Lancaster two hours before their first scheduled game against Vasquez to find that their second opponent, Desert Christian, was a no show, leaving the Louisville Royals from Woodland Hills idle.
Bishop volunteered to play Louisville in a scrimmage format, then donated pitcher Megan Erwin when the Royals’ pitcher suffered arm problems during warm up. Erwin and Kellie Tiner rotated between teams for six innings of play.

Broncos split doubleheader

March 26, 2012

When is a split doubleheader a good thing? When it’s the Bishop Broncos baseball team up against the Burroughs Burros in Ridgecrest.
Bishop beat Burroughs Saturday 3-1, then lost the second game 0-1 in what is usually a humbling test for the Broncos in pre-league.
“This is the best we’ve played all season,” said coach Tim Reid.
Curran Simpson saved the win with a diving out at second base.
“Keith Tatum (Bronco’s catcher) had an awesome game one,” said Reid, “not only on his calls to Scott but he threw two outs on stolen base attempts.”

Warriors beat Braves, soundly

March 26, 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 Braves’ 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.

March 21st

Broncos send Eagles flying

March 21, 2012

The match-up of the Bishop Broncos and Lone Pine Golden Eagles baseball teams Tuesday afternoon wasn’t 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 year’s 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.

March 14th

Big Pine’s road Warriors drop home game to Wolves

March 14, 2012

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.

BP Lady Warriors conquer the Wolves

March 14, 2012

The Big Pine Lady Warriors softball squad’s 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 Warriors’ pitcher, Trisha Fortney, went all seven innings with 4 hits, 4 strikeouts and 12 walks.

Eagles quell Tornadoes, again

March 14, 2012

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 Eagles’ defense.
Deserae Coats finished off on the mound with two strikeouts and a strong defense behind her.
“Rachel Martin made a nice double play at second,” said coach Liz Jones.

Lady Broncos’ JV nine go 2-1-1 at tourney

March 14, 2012

The Lady Broncos JV softball squad went 2-1-1 at last weekend’s 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.
“The tournament really helped the girls to gain experience and get ready for league play,” said coach Patty Cummings. “It gave us a chance to see all the girls’ strengths so we can put them together to make winning combinations.”

Former Eagle signs with the Pioneers of Montana

March 14, 2012

Lone Pine’s Seth Gilmore has been signed by Miles Community College baseball team.
The Montana college’s 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. “We will graduate our left side of the infield so we expect Seth to come in and compete for a spot,” said Brabant.

March 9th

Broncos’ track teams strong in opener

March 9, 2012

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.

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