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May 2nd, 2011
The Bishop Lady Broncos softball teams both came up with wins over California City Friday. The varsity won 1-0; the junior varsity 19-3.
âWe were short handed,â said varsity coach Stacy Van Nest, âtraveling with only 11 girls. The win took all 11 and they gave it everything they had.â
According to Van Nest, the lone run was deceptive. âWe had several hard hits into the wind,â she said, âso our run doesnât really show how well we were hitting.â
Megan Erwin pitched 7 innings, 10 strikeouts, 0 walks, 2 hits
Katelyne Lent: 1 for 3
Megan Erwin: 1 for 3
re a bit of a surprise to the Bishop Broncos in early April when the two met at Bishop High. The Ravens took an early lead before the Broncos got on track and came from behind in the fifth inning to win the first High Desert League game 9-4.
There was no surprise in Fridayâs rematch in Cal City. The Broncos came home with a 16-1 win and are still on top of the league standings.
âWe played terrific defense,â said coach Tim Reid. âChance Callahan and Schain Thomson were both outstanding.â
Wild Wild West Run in Alabama Hills
The 33rd Wild Wild West run through the Alabama Hills in Lone Pine, Saturday, May 7 starts at Tuttle Creek Campground at 6 a.m. and ends at the Lone Pine Park.
The event includes a 50 K, a marathon, a 10-mile, a 3-mile fun run, and, to celebrate 30 years, a 15-mile run.
Fees, which include a goody bag and T-shirt, are: 50K, $75; Marathon, $70; 10-mile, $60. The cost for the 3-mile fun run is $10 but does not include the shirt.
The award ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. at the Lone Pine Park.
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles track team headed to Boron April 13 for a five-way Desert Mountain League meet.
Lone Pine competed against Silver Valley, Vasquez, Mojave and Boron.
Josafat Luna claimed two wins in the boysâ hurdles events.
Emmanuel Castro took first in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:29 as well as a second in the 400.
Jareth Eatonâs 5-6 high jump was a first-place effort.
Castro, Eaton and Luna were also on the boysâ 400 meter relay team, along with Sawyer Entwistle. The team took second place.
Genesee Lucia placed second in the girlsâ discus.
While they showed improvement, the Bishop JV softball team fell to the Rosamond Roadrunners 11- 16 last Friday.
Offensively, the Lady Broncos scored 7 more runs than they did against Kern Valley on April 12. The team also struck out only six times to Rosamondsâs 11.
The stat that made the difference for the Roadrunners was the errors. Bishop recorded 10, five in the third inning alone, compared to Rosamondâs four.
Brooke Callahan struck out 11, allowed 8 hits, 1 walk
Natalie Hollowell: 3 for 5, and 2 runs, 1 RBI
Yvonna Chandler: 2 for 5
The Lone Pine Lady Golden Eagles softball squad hasnât had a stellar year. The core of Eagles athletes who killed in volleyball with an undefeated league season, were spoilers right through to the semi-finals in basketball playoffs, but spring has not been kind to them.
Some of their mojo came back Saturday morning when the Eagles beat the Lucerne Valley Mustangs decisively at 19-13.
The match-up between the Bishop Lady Broncos softball squad and the Rosamond Lady Roadrunners was a 10-inning epic played out at home Friday afternoon.
Tied 9-9 at the end of seven innings, it took three more to determine the winner. The Roadrunners pulled ahead in the 10th for a 10-14 win.
âThe girls played hard,â said coach Stacy Van Nest. âThey never gave up. The score and our league record (0-3) do not reflect all that our girls have accomplished. They played two ranked teams this week and challenged both.â
The Bishop Broncos beat the Rosamond Roadrunners by a score of 3-1 Friday.
No, it wasnât a soccer game, it was baseball in what amounted to a defensive battle. Broncos Doug Watterson and Tanner Kruse won that battle by a margin not reflected in the score, combining for 15 strikeouts against Rosamondâs Matt Francoâs three.
The win catapults Bishop ahead of Rosamond for the top High Desert League spot with a 3-0 record in league, 11-2 overall.
The Big Pine Lady Warriors softball team dropped the first game against the Trona Tornados 8-14 Friday, then came back to avenge the loss with a 26-7 rout.
âWe should have won both games,â said coach Bob Church. âWe gave up too many bases on balls combined with defensive errors.â
Big Pine came back in the second game with a scoring drive in the bottom of the second inning to secure the second-game win.
Trisha Fortney pitched 3-2/3 innings
Anna Miller pitched the final 1-1/3 innings
Rachel Gibbons: 3 for 3, 2 RBI
Alicia Peterson: 2 for 3, 2 RBI
Track is a sport of personal bests and incremental improvement, with success measured in fractions of a second.
Despite Bishopâs loss to Rosamond, April 1, both the boys and girls teams have shown that incremental improvement in the three weeks since the season opener at California City.
The Broncos boys team had their share of event winners.
Tim McMullen took first in hurdles in 18.48 seconds. The team of McMullen, Ryan Davis, Trevor Beck and Tim Pejsa won the 4x100 relay.