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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 8, 2015 lC SPORTS AND f LiE C1KEAT I 0 N INSIDE SEON C" FEATURING THE ACTION AROUN PLUAS 0 i Indians win a seesaw battle with Portola, 11-7 Greg Knight Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com The Greenville Indians baseball team outlasted the Portola Tigers last week at home, taking an 11-7 victory. The teams traded leads until late in the game, when the Indians gtrung together a five-run fifth- and sixth-inning offense. The Tigers attacked in the fwst as lead-off hitter Joey ................ Romano scored off an RBI from Lohi Peiler, Kodi Lowdermilk reached aftel" a walk and Evan Leal sacrifice fly, and Charlie Baumbach added a third run after a double and hit by Mitch Pearson allowed him to reach. Greenville experienced some problems at the mound early, with pitchers Brent Washoe and Logan Carmichael allowing seven runs and five walks in the first three innings. The pair did manage four strikeouts against Tiger batters, though the duo of Ray Bustamante and James Martinez later got the call from Indians head coach Mike Chelotti to close the game. Though trailing 3-0, the Indians were able to pitch a three-and-out top of the -:g, : ; Greenville closer James Martinez coils up for a pitch against Portola Indians won the game 11-7. Photo by Greg Knight second against Portola before hanging four points as consecutive runs by Washoe, Dalton Johns, Bustamante and Carter Kingdon crossed home plate. Each team scored only a single run in the third, with Greenville's Darian Potts scoring off a Logan Carmichael RBI single and Portola's Romano rounding after stealing second and getting some help from a Baumbach hit up the middle. With Greenville up 6-4 on the Tigers, head coach Tim Brubaker's squad got hot with the bats again in the fourth as last week at home. The Pearson, Matthew Heffron and Jake Jacobson scored three runs in a row to give Portola the lead once again, while holding the Indians scoreless in the bottom half. Despite the three-run gain, it was the last time the Tigers scored or were ahead in the game. After Potts was caught on a fly to left field to open up the bottom of the Fifth, Landin Carmichael, Washoe and Bustamante reached on RBIs by Bustamante and Kingdon to go up 9-7. The loosed ends got tied up for Greenville in the sixth after Martinez came in as closer and, along with the defense, retired every batter Portola could throw at him. The game ended with an 11-7 final tally as Logan Carmichael and Potts made it home after RBIs by Landin Carmichael and Johns. Offensively, Potts led the Indians with two runs, two RBIs and a double. Landin Carmichael penciled in a pair of stolen bases, while Washoe had one steal. On .the defensive side, Bustamante led his team with four putouts and three assists. Landin Carmichael and Potts also recorded four stops for 'Greenville.. :,, With the loss,Portola falls to 2-11 overall. The Tigers will travel this weekend to the Greenville High School Tournament in Greenville. Greenville 18, Princeton 7 Greenville 22, Princeton 8 The Indians traveled to league foe Princeton on April 2 for a doubleheader-- and walked away with two more wins for their effort and a 4-0 record in Evergreen League play. In both games senior Logan Carmichael was the offensive powerhouse, delivering a total of eight runs, four hits, a double, triple, an RBI and four stolen bases. In the first game, Bustamante and Washoe combined for six RBIs, with Washoe delivering three by himself in the late game. It was in that late game, in fact, that the quartet of Potts, Landon Carmichael, Dylan Beck and Carter Kingdon each had a pair of RBIs against the Eagles. In terms of pitching, Martinez took the win in Game 1, with Washoe as the closer, while Potts nailed the win in the second game as Bustamante garnered the save. Defensively, junior Landin Carmichaelwas the top fielder, managing 16 stops and completing a double play. Kingdon and Potts also .penciled double plays into the game book. Greenville improves to 10-1 overall with the wins and :" will host the Greenville High School Tournament this weekend, April 10 - 11, at home. :. : Port ola beats Greenville, 22-3, on the road Portola's Celina Romero blasts a single in the second inning against Greenville last week. Romero scored two runs for the Lady Tigers in her team's 22-3 victory over Greenville. Photo by Greg Knight Greg Knight Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com When the Portola Lady Tigers softball team took the trip to Greenville last week to take on the Lady Indians no one knew that the squad, led by head coach Karl Popish, would put up a 22-3 victory -- and allow the girls from Greenville their first points of the 2015 season. The Tigers opened up with a 10-run first inning that saw nearly every Portola batter reach home base. Three batters for the Tigers advanced after being hit by pitches, while Makaylah Villareal, Megan PeUegrini, Celina Romero Sydney Denham and Sydney Holt each hit singles to start their trips around the diamond. With the Tigers up 22-0 in the fourth, Greenville did something it had not done yet this season. In short order, the Indians put up three points in the bottom of the inning as Stevie Joseph and Valerie Peters scored. The pair made it home after batting singles and reaching on a Destiny Potts two-RBI double. The Indians were not fmished yet, however, as pitcher Haley Manning put up Greenville's third run of the game off a Joseph FRC sand volleyball splits two After falling 1-4 to conference leader CabriUo Conege in their first match of the day, the Golden Eagles bounced back with a 4-1 victory over Gavilan College last week to finish the program's fwst-ever weekend of competition with a 2-2 record. "Cabrillo is a really good team," Feather River head coach Sarah Ritchie said. "But we seemed to be getting better as we played them. Today was a huge improvement in play from yesterday. The girls are learning as they go and that showed today. I'm very proud of them." Against Gavilan, Feather River College's No. 5 pair, Alexis Kimbre11 and Alexia Southern, beat Alexa Balistreri and Serena Adame by the scores of 21-15 and 21-16. FRC's Bailey Zavala (No. 11) and Stephanie Ovitz (No. 12) work to take a 3-0 win at Aptos last week. Photo submitted In the No. 4 pairs match, their second win of the FRC's Mariah Diaz and Amanda Lake picked up See Volleyball, page 2C Chester baseball extends streak to five Greg Knight Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com The big bats of the Chester Volcanoes baseball team seem pretty unstoppable right now, especially after head coach Aaron Hardesty's squad continued a five-game winning streak by beating back a resurgent Portola Tigers team last week, 9-6, at home. In the fwst inning, the Tigers looked poised to take the game to the bank after consecutive runs from Charlie Baumbach, Lohi Peiler and Evan Leal gave Portola a 3-0 lead. It was slow going for both squads in the fonowing two innings, though Chester fmally got on the scoreboard with a run from Matt Blanton off a sacrifice bunt by Eddie Perez in the second and added another run from Tristan James in the third. Portola wasn't done, See Chester, page 2C sacrifice fly. A testament to the improvement of Greenville's defense was also seen in the fifth as the infield managed to catch Andrea Gonzales out at home, Manning put together a strikeout of Ashlin Hummel from the mound and Denham caught at second base to end the game. The win gives Portola a 4-13 record overall and it still stands at 1-2 in Mid-Valley League standings. Greenville drops to 1-4 overall. Next up, the Tigers will face Westwood on the road April 13. Greenville's next opponent will be Quincy on the road April 14.