Leitenbauer legs out key home run
Here is a breakdown on Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:
TOMAS LEITENBAUER — Williston State College (Williston, N.D.), 2016 Douglas graduate: Leitenbauer hit a two-run inside-the-park home run with two outs that broke a 2-all tie in the sixth inning Sunday in the Tetons’ 4-2 win at Bismarck State. Leitenbauer. The freshman outfielder also singled home one run in the first inning. Williston State won three of four games during the weekend series to clinch the Mon-Dak Athletic Conference regular season championship. Leitenbauer has appeared in 31 games this season and is hitting .302 with one home run, 15 RBI and six stolen bases.
KALEB FOSTER — University of Nevada, 2015 Douglas graduate: Foster hit 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI Friday in the Wolf Pack’s 10-7 loss at Air Force. Foster, who was in the lineup at DH, drove one run home with a ground rule double to right field in the sixth inning and drove in another run in the ninth with a double into the left-center field gap. Foster played catcher and went 0-for-3 with two walks and one run scored Tuesday in Nevada’s 6-5 win at Sacramento State. The Wolf Pack open a three-game series at Clemson on Saturday.
DALTON GRISELL — West Virginia Tech (Montgomery, W.V.), 2014 Douglas graduate: Grisell pitched 2.1 scoreless innings to close out a 14-3 win at home against Bluefield State on Sunday. The Golden Bears (28-26 overall record) open today in the River States Conference Tournament in Chillicothe, Ohio.
TRACK AND FIELD
ASPEN ABBOTT — Southern Oregon University (Ashland, Ore.), 2013 Douglas graduate: Abbott broke her own school 800-meter record with a 2:15.01 effort Saturday at the Oregon State High Performance Meet in Corvallis. The time broke the school record she set in 2015 and gave her a “B” standard qualifying time for the NAIA national championships. She also ran a leg for the Raiders’ 4×400 relay team that ran an automatic national qualifying time of 3:54.04, good for second-place behind the Oregon Ducks. Abbott, a pre-physical therapy major, was named to the U.S. Bank Academic All-Cascade Conference list on Tuesday.
DUSTY FISHER — Boise State University, 2013 Douglas graduate: Fisher ran a lifetime best 46.84 to win the men’s 400 meters on Saturday at the Border Clash in Boise. Fisher’s time put him in position to qualify for the NCAA West Region Preliminary Championships. He also ran a leg for the Broncos’ first-place 4×400 relay team that clocked a 3:12.55.
MARSHALL MCKOWN — Yuba College, 2014 Douglas graduate: McKown won the hammer throw at the Bay Valley Conference Championships on April 27 at Merritt College in Oakland. McKown threw 172-6 for first-place, plus he placed second in the discus (153-2) and shot put (45-7-1/4). He competes again today at the Northern California community college trials at DeAnza College in Cupertino.
SHAENA ROBINSON — Marshalltown Community College (Marshalltown, IA), 2016 Douglas graduate: Marshalltown ended its season Tuesday with an 8-0 loss against Iowa Western Community College in the NJCAA Division I Region IX Tournament in Council Bluffs, IA. Robinson went 0-for-2 in that game and was 1-for-1 with two walks on Monday in a 7-1 opening round loss against Indian Hills Community College. The freshman ended her season with a .493 batting average, 16 home runs, 49 RBI and .971 slugging percentage.
KELLY SONNEMANN — Humboldt State University, 2014 Douglas graduate: Sonnemann was 0-for-2 with two stolen bases and three runs scored in the Lumberjacks’ 17-8 win in game one of a doubleheader against Cal State Monterey Bay last Saturday in Arcata, Calif. She hit 2-for-3 in a 3-2 loss in game two. Hayley Fein, a 2016 Spanish Springs graduate, allowed 10 hits over seven innings to earn credit for her 28th win of the season. The Lumberjacks, now 34-12 overall for the season, open today in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament against Cal State San Bernardino at Arnaiz Stadium in Stockton, Calif.
KALI SARGENT — University of Nevada, 2015 Douglas graduate: Sargent pitched 5.0 innings Saturday against Colorado State and allowed four runs on six hits in a game the Wolf Pack eventually won 8-7 in 14 innings.
ALLISON MEYER — George Fox University (Newberg, Ore.), 2016 Douglas graduate: Meyer ended her freshman season with a .302 batting average, five home runs and 18 RBI. Meyer doubled and scored an insurance run for the Bruins in their 2-0 win over Linfield in an elimination game at the Northwest Conference Tournament on April 22 in Spokane, Wash. Later that night, she delivered an RBI single in a game the Bruins lost 3-2 against Pacific Lutheran.
Editor’s note: Please send an email to Dave Price at firstname.lastname@example.org if a student-athlete has been left out.