Bear River softball scores 4-3 win over Colfax

By: Gold Country News Service
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The Bear River and Colfax girls softball teams traded three-run home runs at Lake of the Pines Tuesday afternoon in the Pioneer Valley League game between the Lady Falcons and Bruins.

But despite each offense being spiced by the long ball, the difference was a solo run the Lady Bruins scored in the third inning that added up to a 4-3 win.

The win by Bear River keeps the Bruins undefeated in PVL action at 4-0 while Colfax slips back to 2-2.

Colfax was out-hit by the Bruins 12-2 but the Lady Falcons made things interesting in the sixth when Nelly Steinhoff reached on an error and Meg McCollum walked. Jenna Patterson then delivered a three-run homer that trimmed Bear River’s lead to 4-3.

Earlier, leading 1-0 in the fourth, Bear River’s Rachel Last (3 for 4) whacked a three-run homer of her own that got the Bruins on the win trail.

Bear River’s Maya Shine (2 for 4) and Alex Ecke contributed offensively.

Freshman hurler Nerissa Long, who went 2 for 4 from the plate, got the pitching win for Bear River and ended the game with 12 strikeouts.

“It was a good game but we didn’t put the ball in play enough to get the win,” said Colfax coach Mimi Scott. “Long pitched a good game though. She’s very poised for a freshman.”