SPORTS THIS WEEK
May 21, 2019
Congratulations Bulldogs
Photos by Cindy Rinquist





Bulldogs Meet Bulldogs for Championship


Fall River scored eight to Quincy’s zero last week on their way to the Championship game (this) Monday afternoon when the Fall River Bulldogs meet the Los Molinos Bulldogs at Fall River.

After finishing the regular season with a share of the Shasta Cascade League Title, the number one seed Bulldogs took on the Quincy Trojans in the semifinal game for a shot at the Division 6 Championship. Jaron Barrios scored the first run of the game after he and Danny Heringer walked. Then Jaron scored on a fielder’s choice ground ball, hit by Cody Jorgensen. Then the Bulldogs scored three in the third off a Blake Boyes sacrifice fly and then Heringer knocked in two runs with a double. Royce Knoch scored in the fourth and then he scored again in the sixth followed by Gavin Dobson and Blake Boyes to cap off the victory 8-0.

Luke Boyes started the game on the mound and earned the win, pitching four scoreless innings. Gavin Dobson entered the game in the fifth and he pitched three scoreless innings. Luke and Gavin each pitched excellent, giving up only two hits combined for the shut out win. Gavin made some exceptional plays in the field at shortstop. Highlighted by him laying out to catch a sinking line drive in the hole between shortstop and third. The starting nine players contributed at the plate. Gavin, Jaron, Danny, Blake, and Cody all doubled in runs. Royce stole three bases and scored twice while going 1-2 at the plate. Luke went 2-4 with two RBI’s.

“Anytime you get a playoff win, it’s huge. The last several years we’ve been knocked out in the first round of the playoffs and this year making it to the title game is very special. I know I say I’m proud of the guys every week, but they’ve worked hard all season and deserve the chance to win this. Our pitching all year has been exceptional and today both Luke and Gavin performed at their best. Our hitting came alive and having five guys hitting doubles helped put runs on the board. The defense played excellent to ensure the win and I know that the team and staff are looking forward to playing our next opponent and finish off this great season.”

 Gavin Dobson was honored as player of the game for his exceptional plays at shortstop. That Coach Jeff Earnest said his performance in the field was “highlighted by his laying out to catch a sinking line drive in the hole between Shortstop and third. He also pitched three scoreless innings at the close of the game.”

Bulldogs Softball Team is Awesome
 When you’re good - you are good and the Bulldog Softball squad has proven they are the best for four years running! Fall River allowed only one run in the three games, stopping Chester 18-0 in the first of the games, Greenville 11-0 in the second and went easy on Redding Christian 11-1 for the title. Joanna Jasperse nailed player of the week for three RBI’s for the at bats, a double, triple and outstanding catches in the left field. Alexis Easley was two for two with two RBI’s and solid defense at second base against Greenville and Lyndi Denny against Redding Christian in the championship game for going two for three, two RBI’s, hitting a double off the center field fence and making an outstanding catch over her head taking down the screaming line drive. In that game Redding Christian scored their only run in the fourth. The Bulldogs scored two in the second, three in the third, five in the fo urth and one in the sixth for their 11. In the Championship game Rylee Pevehouse had a run, one run on four at bats with three hits, three RBI’s and a triple. Lyndi Denny had two hits in two at bats two RBI’s and a double. Amara Darnell nailed down two runs. Hallee Olsen put away two runs on four appearances with two hits, an RBI and a double. Alexis Easley had one hit and an RBI in three appearances. Trinity Markham was two for four with two RBI’s. Joanna Jasperse was one for three with two RBIs. Winning pitcher Natalie Osborne faced 26 batters, and got two hits in four times at bat. Seniors Nina Mejia, Madison Ronquist, Joanna Jasperse, Trinity Markham and Hallee Olsen will graduate next month.