Speed pays off for Sonnemann in leadoff role for Humboldt State
March 3, 2017
Here is a breakdown on Carson Valley athletes who have graduated from high school and now compete in college:
KELLY SONNEMANN — Sonnemann played her role as leadoff hitter to perfection Friday as Humboldt State swept a double header at San Francisco State, 5-0 and 6-1. In game two, the junior catcher/center fielder hit 1-for-2 with a double and two walks, stole four bases and scored three runs. She gave the Lumberjacks an early lead when she drew a first-inning walk, stole second and scored on a base hit. She doubled, then stole third and scored when the throw resulted in an error as Humboldt State pushed its lead to 4-0 in the fourth inning. In the sixth, she walked, stole second and third, then scored on a fielder's choice. Sonnemann also went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in game. On Saturday, she went 1-for-7 as the Lumberjacks swept another double header, 5-3 and 2-0. Humboldt State (9-0 overall, 4-0 in California Collegiate Athletic Association) is ranked No. 1 in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II Top 25 Coaches Poll coming into a four-game series today and Saturday against Stanislaus State in Turlock, Calif.
KALI SARGENT — University of Nevada, 2015 Douglas graduate: Sargent split two decisions over the weekend at the Grand Canyon University Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz. Sargent pitched the seven-inning distance Saturday in a 10-3 win against Portland State. She allowed two earned runs on seven hits and only walked two in her third complete game performance this season. The sophomore right-hander pitched 3.0 innings and absorbed the loss Sunday as the Wolf Pack dropped an 11-5 verdict against tournament host Grand Canyon University. Sargent allowed six runs (five earned) on seven hits and no walks against the Lopes, who improved their season record to 13-1. The Wolf Pack dropped to 8-5. Sargent's season record is now 3-3.
ALLISON MEYER — George Fox University (Newberg, Ore.), 2016 Douglas graduate: Meyer hit a game-tying home run to take the Bruins to extra innings Saturday in a 5-4 loss at Linfield. The freshman came on as a pinch hitter with one out in the seventh inning and homered. In game two, Meyer walked twice and scored one run for the Bruins, who lost 4-3 in nine innings. The extra inning games marked the start of the Northwest Conference season for George Fox.
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DUSTY FISHER — Boise State, 2013 Douglas graduate: Fisher dashed to second-place in the 200-meter dash Saturday at the Mountain West Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque. Fisher ran 21.15 in the final and placed sixth in the 60 (6.88). He also ran for Boise State's 4×400 rely team that placed fourth in a time of 3:14.31.
NICK MAESTRETTI — University of Kansas, 2012 Douglas graduate: Maestretti cleared 17-7-1/4 on Friday to take second-place at the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Lied Recreation Center in Ames, Iowa. Kansas swept the top four places, led by sophomore Paulo Benavides with a 17-11-1/4 effort.
KALEB FOSTER — University of Nevada, 2015 Douglas graduate: Foster played catcher and hit 1-for-6 as the Wolf Pack dropped three of four games to Virginia Tech last weekend at Peccole Park in Reno. The sophomore scored one run and had two assists Saturday in an 8-5 loss. On Friday, he hit No. 5 in the order, went 1-for-3 with two walks and one run scored to help the Wolf Pack win, 7-4. Nevada opens Mountain West play at Fresno State today at 6:05 p.m. You can follow @nevadabaseball on Twitter to keep up with live game updates and all other information regarding the team.
JACKSON KETRON — Midland University (Fremont, Neb.), 2012 Douglas graduate: Ketron retired two of the three of the batters he faced, one by strikeout while one batter reached base on an error, in the final inning of Midland's 1-0 loss at home against Waldorf College Sunday in Topeka, Kan.
JAMES HERRICK — Sacramento State University, 2014 Douglas graduate: Herrick and the Hornets will be in Reno next week for the Big Sky Conference Tournament. The men's tournament starts Tuesday at the Reno Events Center (the women start on Monday) and continues through Saturday. The Hornets, 8-8 and seventh in the conference standings coming into this week, wrap up their regular season Saturday at Northern Colorado.
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