SPORTS THIS WEEK
March 19, 2019
Bulldogs Take Two out of Three
 The Bulldogs fell to Modoc Braves 4-1 in the Bulldog’s first game. Coach Jeff Earnest says Gavin Dobson and Hunter Howard pitched very well but we had some issues on defense giving Modoc some free passes on the base paths that ultimately lead to our defeat. Sergio Jimenez played excellent in right field. He dove for two fly balls, catching one and having the second one pop out of his glove upon hitting the ground.

Portola
The Fall River Bulldogs steam rolled the Portola Tigers Friday 16-1 at the Maxwell Tournament.

“Great at bats made for an easy day in scoring 16 runs against Portola Coach Earnest says. The Bulldogs took what the Portola pitchers gave them and had timely hitting to put the Tigers away. Luke Boyes got the start, pitched an inning followed by Royce Knoch pitching two innings and Jaron Barrios pitching the last two innings. All combined the pitchers struck out eight batters, gave two hits and one run in the contest.”

The game was never in doubt, especially after the Bulldogs scored 12 in the first while holding the Tigers scoreless. They picked up their last four points in the fourth and allowed Portola their single run that inning.

 Luke went 2-3 with four RBIs and three runs scored. The entire team played excellent defense and had great at bats to score 16 total runs. An outstanding effort all around. Honorable mentions to Royce Knoch and Jaron Barrios for closing out the game by pitching extremely well.

Luke Boyes, Gavin Dobson and Jaron Barrios all batted five hundred and Danny Herringer averaged 250.

Blake Boyes had three runs in four times at bat, as did Luke Boyes, Dobson, Perez, Heringer, Knoch and Barios. Hunter rounded the scoring out with two.

 Luke Boyes led the RBI effort with four. Benito Perez, Heringer, Barrios and Hunter Howard each drove one in.

Luke was starting pitcher and pitched to 11 batters. Barrios went for two innings and pitched to 35. Knoch went for five and pitched to 45.

Biggs
The Bulldogs weren’t as flamboyant Saturday but the well-oiled machine ran smoothly to a 5-1 win over Biggs at the tournament.

Coach Earnest says “Luke Boyes dominated on the mound and threw four innings giving up one run to earn the win. Danny Heringer earned the save with two shutout innings. At the plate, Royce Knoch and Luke Boyes both reached base safely in every at bat. Both each had a hit, Luke having the biggest hit of the game by crushing a bases clearing three run double to the gap in left center to secure the lead and the win.  Blake Boyes also crushed a double deep down the 3rd baseline, almost clearing the fence. The Bulldogs had the bases loaded with no outs in the bottom of the 6th inning, with Jaron Barrios at the plate when the game was called due to the predetermined time limit.”

Blake had a 500 average, Heringer and Howard a .333and Luke and Knoch a 250.

Blake, Luke, Knoch and Barrios each scored a run. Luke had three RBI’s. He, Blake and Howard each had a double.

 Fall River put their first run on in the first, and picked up the other four in the third. They allowed Biggs their single run in the second.

Royce went 1-1 with a hit, two walks, and one hit by pitch. He had a stolen base and two runs scored. Luke Boyes also had a great day at the plate by knocking in three runs on a double and walking three times. Luke and Danny Heringer pitched excellent only giving up one run through six innings. The team played well overall. The Bulldogs are currently 4-1.

They take on the Redding Christian Lions Thursday, 8:30 a.m. at the American Christian Tournament.


   


    
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Raiders Have Tough Week


WEED — The Weed Cougars were out to give their fans their money’s worth in Friday’s double header against the Burney Raiders.

In the grueling three hour first game the Cougars made it as painful on the Raiders as they could scoring in five out of the seven innings while only letting the Raiders score in the sixth.

The Cougars scored two in the first, five in the second, one each in the third and fourth and five in the sixth to give them 14. The Raiders weren’t able to score until the sixth when they outscored the Cougars six to five.

In the second game called after four with Weed ahead seven to four.

Burney scored three of their four in the second and one in the fourth. Weed managed three in the second for a tie at that point, but picked up one in the third and three in the fourth for the win.

The Raiders will face off against Redding Christian at 4 p.m., today (Tuesday) at home.

Redding Christian is 0-2 and the Raiders 0-3.

Game stats weren’t available for either team or game as of Sunday afternoon

Lady Bulldogs Miss One, Run Over Two

The Fall River Softball team bowed to the Biggs Wolverines 6-4 Saturday. Biggs came on stronger in the first inning, picking up four runs to the Bulldogs one.

The Wolverines managed to hold Fall River scoreless for the second and third innings before allowing them three in the fourth.

Biggs went scoreless in the second and fourth, but picked up two more runs in the third for the win.

Alexis Easley batted 1,000 followed by Marissa Leighton, Lyndi Denny, Joanna Jasperse and Nina Mejia, each with a 500 average and Trinity Markham and Rylee Pevehouse with 333 each. Easley, Markham, Jasperse and Mercedes Humphreys each scored runs.

Denny was the starter and losing pitcher with one inning, facing 10 batters. Trinity Markham took over, pitching four innings and 14 batters.

Alexis is the player of the game against Biggs. She went two for two with an RBI to take the honor.

Mercy

The Bulldogs slaughtered Mercy at their Friday game at the Maxwell Tourney, 18-zip.

Markham pitched the will from start to finish giving up two hits and two bases on balls in the 15 batters she faced down in four innings.

She also had a batting average of 750, three hits and a run. Pevehouse, Easley and Ronquist each batted 500. Leighton, Darnell, Olsen, and Jasperse came in at .333 and Mejia was at 250.

Besides Markham’s one run, Olsen had three including a home run and three RBIs. Denny, Easley, and Ronquist each had two runs. Darnell, Mejia and Lewis each had one. Ronquist and Denny each had two RBIs and Leighton, Darnell and Jasperse brought a runner in.

Hallee drove in three runs with an inside the park home run over the Center fielder .

Esparta

The Bulldogs stopped the Esparta Spartans 9-3 in five innings early Friday afternoon.

The Bulldogs got off to a slow start going scoreless for the first three innings while Esparta picked up two. Both teams picked up one in the fourth which was enough to light a fire under the Bulldogs. Behind 3-1 they came out in the fifth looking for blood and they found it, scoring eight,while not letting the Spartans pick up any.

Humphries batted a thousand. Olsen, Ronquist and Mejia 500 and Leighton 333.

Markham scored two runs. Pevehouse, Denny, Darnell, Olsen, Easley, Jasperse, Ronquist and Humphries each scored a run. Olsen is credited with three RBI’s, a double and a stolen base. Mejia brought in two RBI’s, Leighton, Ronquist and Humphries each got one.

Denny, the starting pitcher pitched four innings and faced 20 batters. Lyndi picked up the win striking out eight batters in the 9-3 win over Esparto. The Bulldogs take on Quincy in the Biggs Tournament Friday the 22nd at 11:50 a.m  .Quincy is 7-0 and Fall River 4-4