Colfax climbs atop PVL standings
Ryan Glazner’s arm and bat propelled Colfax to the top of the Pioneer Valley League baseball title race Thursday afternoon.
Glazner tossed a three-hit shutout and finished 3-for-4 at the plate with a pair of doubles and two RBIs as the Falcons beat Lincoln 5-0 in Colfax. Glazner, a sophomore right-hander, struck out 10 and walked just two.
The Falcons jumped into a first-place tie with the Zebras. Both teams are 9-4 in PVL play.
Gary Root was 2-for-2 while David Campbell, Devon Loomis and Sam Guzman added hits for the home side. Colfax rallied for three runs in the fourth inning to put the game away. The Falcons played error-free baseball.
Lincoln’s Sean Fox pitched and took the loss while going 2-for-3 with the bat.
Foothill 7, Placer 5 at Sacramento — The Hillmen were eliminated from playoff contention as they fell behind early and could not catch the Mustangs.
Placer (6-7 PVL) gave up four runs in the first inning and despite solid relief pitching from Paul Bandanza and A.J. Sanchez, it wasn’t enough.
Sanchez led the offense, going 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs. Ryan Mason was 2-for-4 with a double and Bandanza added a triple and an RBI. Nick Mitchell doubled while Anthony Hess, Isaiah Pineiro and Zach Hersch all singled and scored a run.
The Hillmen will play at Lincoln on Monday before their season finale at home against Foothill on Tuesday.
Bear River 2, Center 1 at Lake of the Pines — The Bruins remained in the hunt for the PVL title with a dramatic win at home. Junior Trevor McGhee lined a two-run single into left field to win it.
Michael Lucas was terrific on the mound, pitching seven innings of four-hit ball. Lucas also sparked the seventh-inning rally with a walk. James Harris singled, then stole second base. After an intentional walk to David Karas, McGhee came up with the winning hit.
Bear River (8-5 PVL) also got a single from Josh Toft.
In junior varsity play the Bruins improved to 13-0 in the PVL and 19-3 overall with a 12-2 win. Nick O’Connor led the way with a 4-for-4 day at the plate. He had two doubles and three RBIs.