Smith, Remillard shine at PVL tournament

By: Journal Sports Staff
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Colfax High’s Colby Smith shot a 3-under-par 69 to lead a field of 42 golfers at the Pioneer Valley League Tournament at Diamond Oaks Golf Course in Roseville Monday. Colfax compiled a team score of 383 to win the tournament, seven strokes ahead of Bear River. Lincoln took third with a 400, followed by Placer (411), El Dorado (420), Whitney (429) and Mesa Verde (476). Smith birdied five holes, including four straight on 11, 12, 13 and 14. Austin Heikila of Colfax and Bear River’s medalist, Greg Remillard, each fired a two-over 74 to tie for third place overall. Remillard’s score was a personal best. Danny Kraker shot a 77 for Colfax, followed by Derek Zachman (78), Kyle Young (85) and Jordan Hartman (88). Niall Conn shot a 76 and Taylor Daniels a 78 for Bear River, followed by Hayden Lavelle (80) and Eddie Millington (82). Max Munger fired a five-over 77 to pace Placer, followed by Matt Lundsford (81), Rob Schauble and Joseph Greenlee (both 83) and Nick Veatch (87). By beating Bear River (10-0 PVL) in the tournament, Colfax (9-1) pulled atop the PVL standings with the Bruins. Bear River plays Whitney at Lincoln Hills today while Colfax takes on El Dorado at Cold Springs. Both dual matches begin at 3 p.m. Wins by both the Bruins and Falcons today would set up a deciding showdown between the two teams Thursday. BASEBALL Matt Leak hit a grand slam during a seven-run fifth inning and finished with seven RBIs as Del Oro won its fifth straight, a 14-1 rout of host Roseville Monday. The Golden Eagles never trailed as they improved to 9-11 overall and 7-4 in the Sierra Foothill League. Jake Bews went 3-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and three runs. In a game shortened to five innings by way of the mercy rule, Ben Consulo relieved Mason Magleby in a bases-loaded jam in the third inning and got the final out on a strikeout. Consulo didn’t allow a hit or a walk in 2 2/3 innings. He struck out three and earned the win, improving to 5-1. Del Oro will host Roseville Wednesday at 4 p.m. TENNIS In a continuation of a match that began April 8 but was rained out less than halfway through, Forest Lake Christian earned some key wins and took advantage of a couple of forfeits to edge visiting San Juan Monday, 5-4. Both teams had to field the same players in the same matches as originally played, and San Juan failed to do so twice. Ali Robinson came on strong late in her match to win for the Falcons at No. 1 girls singles, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. Jen Menary and Amanda Timmerman teamed up to win 10-7 at No. 1 girls doubles. Bryan Butler and Scott Johnston were victorious at No. 2 boys doubles, 8-2. Christy Johnston and Troy Douglas cruised at mixed doubles, 10-4. Forest Lake (4-8 overall, 3-6 Golden Empire League) will host Capital Christian Wednesday at 3 p.m. SOFTBALL Katie Garcia pitched a one-hitter and Makenzy Thilmony drove in two runs to lead Auburn Nissan’s Red Hot Chili Peppers in a 7-5 win over Patterson Fire Protection’s Sierra Cyclones in 5 Cities Girls Fastpitch North Division Mini-Minor action Saturday. Jenna Patterson and Lacy Ray combined to pitch well for the Cyclones and Jessie Mora turned a double play with the bases loaded. Oshetski Orthodontics’ Silver Bullets 8, Mike Neely Landscape’s Shenanigans, 5 — Sarah Kirwan surrendered one run in three strong innings and Ashley Scott, Jamie Weisman and Abby Kendall had two hits apiece for the Silver Bullets in Major action. Taylor Pitz had a strong game defensively.