Sargent, Pack to play in postseason
Here is a breakdown on Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:
KALI SARGENT — University of Nevada, 2015 Douglas graduate: Sargent and the Wolf Pack open against U.C. Santa Barbara in the inaugural Postseason National Invitation Softball Championships (NISC) at 4 p.m. on Tuesday in Stockton, Calif. “We are excited for the opportunity to have earned the privilege to play in the postseason,” Nevada coach Josh Taylor told the nevadawolfpack.com website. “Our girls have worked really hard all season long and I am proud of this team. They have earned this opportunity.” The Wolf Pack enter the NISC with a 28-23 record (13-11 Mountain West). Sargent has compiled a 9-8 record and 4.40 earned run average. The sophomore right-hander pitched the seven-inning distance Saturday in a 5-4 win against San Diego State at Hixson Park in Reno. She allowed seven hits and three earned runs in her seventh complete game of the season.
KELLY SONNEMANN — Humboldt State University, 2014 Douglas graduate: Sonnemann and the Lumberjacks open their best-of-three NCAA Division II Super Regional series Thursday at home against Dixie State. Humboldt State is coming off a 5-2 win over Chico State in the West Regional championship game Saturday in Chico, Calif.. Sonnemann played catcher and had a key RBI when she drew a bases loaded walk in the sixth inning to break a 2-all tie.
TRACK AND FIELD
DUSTY FISHER — Boise State University, 2013 Douglas graduate: Fisher dashed to second-place in the 200-meter final (20.57) and third-place in the 400 Saturday at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships in Logan, Utah. Fisher also helped the Broncos take third-place in the 4×400 relay with a school record time of 3:08.60. Fisher’s 20.57 puts him in a tie as the second-fastest outdoor 200-meter time in school history. The redshirt junior received all-conference accolades for his top-three finishes in each of those events. Boise State finished fifth in the men’s team standings.
ASPEN ABBOTT — Southern Oregon University (Ashland, Ore.), 2013 Douglas graduate: Abbott won the women’s 800 meters with a time of 2:15.25 Saturday at the Cascade Collegiate Conference Outdoor Championships in Ashland, Ore. , in a race that saw two seconds separate the top five finishers. Abbott also ran for Southern Oregon’s first-place 4×400 relay that ran 3:56.37. The season ends at the NAIA Outdoor Championships on May 25-27 in Gulf Shores, Ala.
MARSHALL MCKOWN — Yuba College (Yuba City, Calif.), 2014 Douglas graduate: McKown qualified to compete in the hammer throw today at 6 p.m. and in the discus Saturday at 6:47 p.m. at the California Community College State Championships at American River College in Sacramento. The sophomore advanced after he placed fifth in both events last weekend at the NorCal Community College finals in Cupertino, Calif., where he threw 161-7 in the hammer and 155-4 in the discus. He also placed eighth in the shot put (45-7).
KALEB FOSTER — University of Nevada, 2015 Douglas graduate: Foster drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning last Friday to bring home the winning run in the Wolf Pack’s 4-3 win over UNLV at Peccole Park in Reno. Foster came up as a pinch-hitter and went to a full-count before he received ball four to give Nevada its walk-off victory in the opening of a three-game series.
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