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PREP SOFTBALL

Bear River, Colfax slip past Lincoln by one run

Zebras now fourth in standings
By: Staff Report
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The Lincoln High softball team was twice bitten in its last two games losing by one run to both Colfax and Bear River.

It was reported the league-leading Bruins stole home in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the Fighting Zebras 6-5 Tuesday.

Bear River has maintained its prowess in the Pioneer Valley League in spite of graduating virtually all of its starters from last year. The Bruins also said goodbye to their longtime, successful coach Duane Zauner at the end of last season. The girls in cardinal and gray were Sac-Joaquin Section Champs in 2012.

Lincoln had Colfax down 6-3 in the bottom of the seventh last week but a three-run rally by the Falcons pushed the game into extra innings and allowed Colfax to come back for a 7-6 victory.

The Falcons’ Stephanie Scott hit a walk-off triple to tie the game and then came back to hit the game-winner in the eighth inning.

Lincoln’s Sienna Stone had a single and a double to drive in one run. Also getting hits for the Zebras were Halle Esparza, Matty Cunningham, Sydney Flores and Abi Lund. Lund also had a run batted in.

Avery Little did the pitching. The sophomore was able to hold her own until Scott caught fire.

Lincoln is scheduled to host Center Thursday.

PVL – Bear River 6-0, Colfax 4-2, Placer 4-2 Lincoln 3-3, Center 1-5, Foothill 0-6.