Bronco Baseball

Bishop drops heart-breaker at Rosamond

BUHS Baseball falls 2-1 in 8 inning dual

Junior pitcher Aaron Chinzi was great Tuesday, however Rosamond was just a bit better.  Chinzi threw a gem on a windy, cold day at Rosamond High School but took the loss 2-1.  Rosamond’s Leonard Grimes opened the 8th inning with a double and scored on the game winning single delivered by Tyler Herrick.  Prior to the back to back hits in the 8th, Chinzi had allowed just 4 Roadrunner hits, all singles.  Chinzi struck out 7 and walked just two batters.

Rosamond Senior Matt Lecomte matched Chinzi pitch for pitch.  Lecomte allowed just 4 hits, a double and triple to Colton Riesen and singles to Clyde McCoy and Jake Traynor.  Traynor walked twice scoring Bishop’s run in the top of the first on a Riesen RBI ground out.  Lecomte stuck out 13 Broncos.

Game Highlights

Colton Riesen drives in the games 1st run

Aaron Chinzi strikes out Justin Maslauskas ending the 2nd inning

4-6-3 Double play.  Mitton to Fie to Maloney.

Rosamond’s 8th inning game winner.

The Broncos and Roadrunner will play game 2 of 3 in their season series this Friday.  The ball game at Bishop Union High School will begin at 3:15.  All Bronco boys varsity games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at

HDL standings
1. Rosamond 4-0
2. Kern Valley 3-1
3. Bishop Union 2-2
4. Frazier Mt 0-3
5. California City 0-3

cover photo, Aaron Chinzi.  Photo by Gary Young

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Bad Day at KV

Bishop Baseball and Softball drop 3 to Rival KV

Plenty of sunshine at Lake Isabella this past Friday, but Bronco runs where as sparse as the waters of the nearby lake.  With Lake Isabella at historically low levels, bishop dropped both softball games and  the varsity baseball game.  Bishop Union’s varsity teams managed just 2 combined runs.  The lone win Friday was a bronco JV baseball victory.  It’s not all doom and gloom as the Broncos hit Easter break, Bishop was competitive in all the ball games with two more shots at their rivals.  Bishop will wrap up the regular season with a two game set with KV, Tuesday, May 5th and Thursday May 7th.   At Easter Break Bishop varsity baseball and softball teams are even with KV with one High Desert League loss, with everyone trailing league leader Rosamond.  Both Rosamond baseball and softball teams are unbeaten in HDL play at the break.  Bishop will return to HDL play on Tuesday, April 7th with a trip to Rosamond.  All bronco boys varsity baseball games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at

Varsity Baseball
KV   10

Bishop scored a run in the top of the 1st inning thanks to a pair of bunt singles by Jeremy Fie and Jake Traynor, and a RBI ground out by Justin Hollowell.  But that would be all the broncos could scratch out against KV starter Dalton Gallis.  Gallis struck out 11 broncos earning the complete game victory.
Stat leaders
Jeremy Fie, 1 for 2, Run.
Jake Traynor, 2 for 4.
Brodie Maloney, 1 for 4.  2 IP, 3 strikeouts.
Alex Sipes, 2 IP, 0 Runs, 2 strikeouts.

Varsity Softball
KV  4

Scoreless dual through 3 and a half innings, KV broke through for 3 runs in the bottom of the 4th, and added a run in the 6th.  Bishop would break through in the top of the 7th, but fall short 4-1.  Coach Mike Jones, “Our hitting was not up to par today, we were watching too many balls go by, we have been averaging about 3 strikeouts per game, we had 12 today.”  Sam Riesen was the hard luck losing pitcher striking out 5 and allowing just one ball to be hit out of the infield.
Stat Leaders
Bailee Piper, 1 for 3.
Korina Toledo, 1 for 3.
Cienna Martinez, 1 for 3, Run.
Shelby Logan, 1 for 3, RBI.
Little Eva Lent, 1 for 3.

JV Softball
BUHS  15
KV  16

Selia Amisone, 3 for 3, RBI.
Faith Manriquez, 2 for 2, 2 Runs.
Destiny Frank, 2 for 3, 2 Runs.
Gracie Soto, 1 for 2, 2 Runs.
Ashley Worley, 3 Runs.

JV Baseball
BUHS  15
KV  8

Sophomore Catcher Blake Johnston led the JV with a 2 for 4 day including an inside the park home run.  The JV boys are now 1-0 in HDL play.

cover photo by Gary Young.  Senior Jake Traynor, enjoyed a 2 for 4 day vs. Kern Valley.

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Broncos Steal 2 Games in Frazier

Bishop Softball and Baseball need late rallies to win

A windy and cold day in Frazier Mt Tuesday was nothing new,  the come from behind victories however, were.  Both varsity baseball and softball had to rally late to pull off come from behind wins Tuesday.  Cold temperatures and vicious winds plagued a sun soaked day.

The Bishop Union High School baseball team scratched out a run in the 7th to tie the game at 2 forcing an extra inning where the bronco bats came alive striking for 7 runs.  Aaron Chinzi pitched a complete game striking out 15 falcons.  Chinzi allowed just 5 hits and  2 runs, only one run was earned.  The Junior had fantastic control allowing no walks, and did not have a three ball count on a falcon until the 8th inning.  Chinzi and catcher Colton Riesen kept the falcons off balance all day.  Riesen also helped his pitcher by throwing out two would be base stealers.

Aaron Chinzi. Gary Young Photo

Offensively the broncos were led by freshman Brodie Maloney.  The first baseman doubled in Bishop’s first run in the 3rd inning and drove in the run in the 7th that kept the Broncos alive.  Maloney also singled in an insurance run in the 7-run 8th.  Sophomore call up Patrick Mitton reached base twice scoring both broncos runs in regulation.  Alex Sipes and Justin Hollowell were a big part of the 8th inning collecting RBI doubles but the big blast in the 8th was a bases loaded triple for Colton Riesen.

While Chinzi won the game on the hill for the Broncos, Kevin Holcomb was the hard luck loser from Frazier Mt.  Holcomb and Chinzi locked into a great dual, but Holcomb was pulled after the 7th and the Broncos lit up the falcon bullpen for 7 runs on 5 hits.

The Broncos will now prepare for a trip to rival Kern Valley.  The forecast is calling for high temperatures in the upper 80s Friday, which will be a nice change from Tuesdays frigid conditions.

Softball Recap

Varsity Softball
Bishop Union  7
Frazier Mt   4

Bishop Union took a 3-0 lead, fell behind 4-3 heading in the 7th but pulled together to pick up a road win Tuesday.  Samantha Riesen pitched a complete game.   After her team grabbed the lead in the top of the 7th, Riesen shut down the falcons in the bottom of the 7th in order.   Riesen struck out 14 and allowed just one walk.

Offensive Stats
Samantha Riesen, 1-4, single, walk, and scored.
Bailee Pipper, 2-4,  single, double, and RBI.
Korina Toledo,  2-4, single , Triple, and 2 Runs.
Sabrina Barlow,  3-4, 3 singles, 2 RBI,  Run.
Aurora Toledo,  1-4,  single, RBI.
Cienna Martinez, 1-4, single, 2 RBI.
Peyton Tetrick, 1-4,  single.
Shelby Logan, 1-4,  single.

JV Softball
Bishop Union  16
Frazier Mt  0

Offensive stats
Ashley Worley 3 for 3 with a double and 2 singles.
Faith Manriquez, Run.
Destiny Frank, 1 for 1 2 Runs.
Vicky Begay, 2  for 4, Dbl, single, 2 runs.
Yeehobie Jackson,  1 for 1, 2 runs.
Morgan Cunha scored 2 runs.
Gracie Soto,  2 for 3, Dbl, single, 2 runs

Morgan Cunha did the pitching striking out  6 and walking 1.

cover photo by Gary Young.  Manager Chris Walston with Brodie Maloney.

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BUHS Baseball vs Cal City

Photos by Gary Young

Justin Hollowell
Justin Hollowell


coach Connolly
coach Connolly


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quaid stone, peyton wagoner, anthony brown, jeremy fie
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jake traynor


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jeremy fie


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colton riesen


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alex sipes


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justin hollowell, in the middle of it all
justin hollowell, in the middle of it all


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Broncos Sweep Ravens

BUHS baseball and softball Clip Cal City

The three Bishop Union High School teams in action Friday made quick work of the visiting California City Ravens.  The Bronco varsity boys won 13-1, varsity girls won 17-7, and the JV girls won 18-1.  This week will include two road tests, with a trip on Tuesday to Frazier Mt and Friday to rival Kern Valley.  All Bronco varsity boys games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here on via the listen live link.

Cal City  1
BUHS   13

WP, Justin Hollowell, 5 IP, 10 K.
Brodie Maloney, 1 for 1, TRI, RBI.
Alex Sipes, 1 for 2, 2RBI.
Justin Hollowell, 1 for 2, HR, 5 RBI.
Peyton Wagoner, 1 for 2, RBI.
Clyde McCoy, 1 for 3.

Cal City  7

WP Korina Toledo, 4IP, 6K.
Sabrina Barlow, 3-4.
Bailee Piper,  2-3, RBI.
Jordan Frankson, 1-1, RBI.
Rubee Manuelito,  2-4.
Korina Toledo,  2-4, RBI.
Aurora Toledo,  2-4.
Katrina Biehl, 2-4,  triple, RBI.
Shelby Logan, 1-4, triple, RBI.
Samantha Riesen,  1-5,  4 walks, HR  ending the game in the 6 inning.

Cal City 1
BUHS  18

WP  Morgan Cunha, 5IP, 3K.
Kassidie Duckey, 3 for 4, triple.
Destiny Frank, 3 for 4, 3 runs.
Gracie Soto,  2 for 2, double.
Jasymne Romero, Run.
Wendy Reynolds, 1 for 1, run.
Ashley Worle, 2 for 3,  4 runs.
Vicky Begay,  2 for 4.
Yeehobie Jackson,  2 for 2, 2 runs.
Julie Cepeda, Run.
Morgan Cunha, 2 for 4, Run.
Faith Manriquez, 1 for 2, Run.

California City does not have a JV boys team, the Bishop JV traveled to Mammoth dropping a 3-2 decision to the Huskies.

Cover Photo, Justin Hollowell.  Photo by Gary Young.

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Bishop BB/SB recap from Yerington

Successful Trip to Yerington for Bishop High School

Bishop Union High School baseball and softball had a very successful trip to the Yerington tournament.  The Varsity Baseball team went 3-1, the varsity softball team went 4-0, the JV baseball team finished 4-1, while the JV girls won 2 of 5 games.

Varsity Boys
Game 1
Pershing County 5

Brodie Maloney, 2 for 2, 3 rbi
Clyde McCoy, 3 for 3, 2 rbi
Colton Riesen, 1 for 3, 2 rbi
Jeremy Fie, 4 stolen bases
Justin Hollowell, winning pitcher

Game 2
Battle Mt  2

Aaron Chinzi, 2 for 3, 2DB, 2 runs, 2rbi
Justin Hollowell, 2 for 2, 2rbi
Colton Riesen, 1 for 3, triple
Aaron Chinzi, winning pitcher, 5IP, 10Ks

Game 3
Yerington 0

Jeremy Fie, 2 for 3, rbi
Aaron Chinzi, 1 for 3, dbl, run
Jake Traynor, 1 for 3
Aaron Chinzi, winning pitcher, 5IP, 9K shutout.

Game 4
Fernley 8

Jeremy Fie, 2 for 3
Clyde McCoy, 1 for 2

Varsity Softball
Game 1
BUHS   7
Lovelock 4

Game 2
BUHS   7
Battle Mt 1

Game 3
BUHS   12
Truckee  4

Game 4
BUHS   10
Yerington  0

Weekend Stats
Samantha Riesen, 2 wins, 45 batters faced, 22 strikeouts, 3 walks.
Little Eva Lent, 2 wins, 46 batters faced, 15 strikeouts, 3 walks.

Offensive stats
Sabrina Barlow, 5 for 11, 6 runs, 3rbi
Shelby Logan, 2 for 5, 1 run, rbi
Cienna Martinez, 4 for 11, 3 runs, rbi
Bailee Piper, 6 for 11, 3 runs, rbi
Samantha Riesen, 6 for 14, 3 runs, 4 rbi
Peyton Tetrick, 8 for 12, 3 runs, 2 rbi
Korina Toledo, 4 for 12, 1HR, 4 runs
Aurora Toledo, 6 for 12, 5 runs, 3 rbi
Hannah Waadorp, 6 for 8, 3 runs, 3 rbi

JV Boys

From Coach Brent Swaner, “JV went 4-1 in yerington. Kade wagoner went 2-0 pitching. Blake Johnston caught all 5 games and played great defense all weekend. Lorenzo Parra and Trace Sapp hit well all weekend and helped carry the broncos offense.”

JV Girls

From Coach Patty Cummings, “Bishop jv softball was able to win 2 out of the 5 games they played in Yerington over the weekend.   Both wins were against Mineral County High school.  In the first game the broncos scored 17 runs to mineral’s 3 and in the second game 17 to mineral’s 6.     Morgan cunha did the pitching in the 1st game striking out 6 and Selia Amisonie pitched the 2nd game striking out 2 and walking 3.The jv’s  played the Varsity team from Wells High School 2 times losing the first game 14-0 and the second 17-0.  They also played Yerington high school losing 17-4. ”

Weekend totals
Vicky Begay, 6 for 11 scoring 4 runs
Ashley Worley,  4 for 8 scoring 8 runs
Selia Amisone, 2 for 10 scoring 4 runs
Destiny Frank, 5 for 11 scoring 6 runs
Ravyn Taylor, 2 for 5 scoring 3 runs
Corie Campbell, 2 for 7 scoring 2 runs
Gracie Soto, 2 for 5 scoring 3 runs
Kassidie Duckey, 1 for 5
Faith Manriquez, 2 for 4
Julie Cepeda, 1 for 1
Bishop will open High Desert League play Friday hosting California City.  The Varsity Boys game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at  Pregame show starts at 3pm, with the first pitch set for 3:15.
Cover Photo by Lorenzo Parra.  Photo is Kade Wagoner who won 2 games in the Yerington tourney.
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Wednesday Diamond Recap

Bishop goes 2-1-1 Wednesday

Three of the four baseball and softball teams at Bishop Union High school took to the diamond Wednesday.  The varsity softball team spit it’s doubleheader with Washington Union, the JV softball team beat Mammoth, and JV baseball tied Mammoth 5-5.  All four Bishop Union High School teams will be in action this weekend at the Yerington Tournament.

Varsity Softball
Game One (8 innings)
Washington Union 9
Bishop Union  8

Individual Stats
Samantha Riesen 3-5   1 singles,1 double, 1 triple, scored twice, 1 stolen base, and 2 RBI.
Sabrina Barlow,  3-5   2 singles, 1 stolen base, and 2 RBI.
Tiarney Andreas,  2-4   1 single,1 double, 1 walk, 1 run.
Katrina Biehl,  2-4    2 singles, walked, and scored once.
Payton Tetrick,  2-4   2 singles, walked, scored once, and a sac bunt.
Samantha Riesen, 18 strikeouts, 4 walks.
Game Two
Washington Union 3
Bishop Union  9
Individual Stats
Shelby Logan,  3-3   3 singles and a RBI.
Little Eva Lent,  2-2   2 singles, and a RBI.
Korina Toledo,   2-4   1 single,  1 Grand slam with 1 stolen base.
Cienna Martinez,  2-4   1 single, 2 bunts for singles, 1 RBI, 1 run.
Hannah Wassdrop, 1-4  1 single,  and 2 RBI.
Korina Toledo, 9 strikeouts, 1 walk.
Coach Mike Jones, “We also had good hitting from Aurora Toledo, Jordan Frankston, and Rubee Manuelito.   All of our girls played very well. We had some errors but will continue to work hard in correcting them as we get ready for the Yerrington tournament coming up this Friday and Saturday.”
JV Softball
Mammoth 7
Bishop Union 17
Individual Stats
Morgan Cunha,  2 for 4 scored 2 runs
Gracie Soto, 2 for 3 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI, 2 runs
Ashley Worley,  4 for 6 and scored 4 runs with 5 stolen bases
Ravyn Taylor,  walked 4 times and scored 3 runs
Destiny Frank, 3 for 5 scored 2 runs
Vicky Begay,  2 for 3 scored 2 runs
Kassidie Duckey,  1 for 1 scored 1 run
Corie Campbell,  1 for 3 scored 2 runs
Morgan Cunha, 10 strikeouts, 1 walk.

Coach Patty Cummings, “The girls are playing as a team and supporting each other,  that will help them win many games. ”

JV Baseball
Mammoth 5
Bishop Union 5
Individual Stats
Patrick Mitton 2 hits.
Lorenzo Parra, 2 hits, 2 RBI.  Game tying 2 run single.
Eriko Guzman 6 innings pitched.
Cody Jayne 3 for 3 with two runs.
PHOTOS by Lorenzo Parra
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Pattrick Mitton catches a pop up at SS
parra 4
Trace Sapp slides safely into 2nd on a steal
parra 5
Kade Waggoner on the hill
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Burros Sweep Broncos

Ridgecrest Burroughs downs Bishop baseball and softball

Burroughs High School enjoyed the trip to Bishop this past weekend talking all 8 games from  the Broncos.  The Burros won both baseball and softball double headers.

Varsity Boys (game 1)
Burroughs  15
Bishop Union 3
Varsity Boys (game 2)
Burroughs 22
Bishop Union 4

Top Bronco performers
Colton Reisen 4 for 4, 1 RBI, 1 run scored.
Brodie Maloney 2 for 7, 2 RBI

Varsity Girls (game 1)
Burroughs  13
Bishop Union 3
Varsity Girls (game 2)
Burroughs  16
Bishop Union 2

Top Bronco performers
Cienna Martinez 2 for 6.
Korina Toledo 3 for 5 with a double, and RBI and 2 runs.
Baliee Piper 2 for 3, RBI

JV Boys (game 1)
Burroughs  17
Bishop Union 5
JV Boys (game 2)
Burroughs 8
Bishop Union 6

JV Girls (game 1)
Burroughs  14
Bishop Union 1
JV Girls (game 2)
Burroughs 24
Bishop Union 18

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Bishop Baseball opens with win

Bishop High Baseball beats Lone Pine

The Bishop Union High School varsity boys baseball team opened the 2015 season with a strong 24-4 road win at Lone Pine.  The Broncos jumped out to a big lead with an 11 run 1st inning.  Bishop pitchers combined for a two-hitter.  Senior Colton Reisen had a huge day going 2 for 3 driving in 6 runs.

Box Score

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Bronco Baseball Broadcast Schedule

Bronco Baseball Broadcast Schedule

KBOV  will broadcast live Bishop Union High School baseball this spring.  This will be the 13th consecutive season for live Bronco Baseball on 1230 AM.  The games will also be streamed live here at  Fans can click on the listen live link on the home page.  Veteran Broadcaster Arnie Palu will have the play by play.

The 2015 Broncos are under the direction of new manager Chris Walston.  The long time assistant coach will get his first chance to manage the varsity broncos.  During his time on the BUHS staff the graduate of Lakeside El Capitan High School has worked with both the Bronco JV and varsity teams.

The 2015 Broncos will feature just 4 returning starters.  Catcher Colten Riesen, pitcher Justin Hollowell, along with infielders Jeremy Fie and  Jake Trainor all made starts last season.  Riesen led the 2014 broncos in almost every offensive category and will be a High Desert League MVP candidate.  Riesen and fellow senior Justin Hollowell are both entering their third varsity season.  The Bronco pitching staff will get a boost from the return of senior Alex Sipes.  Sipes started 2014 very strong, but due to academic challenges missed the second half of the season.

Bishop finished as runners up in the High Desert League in 2014.  Rival Kern Valley won the title.

2015 Bronco HDL Baseball

Friday, March 20th vs. California City

Tuesday, March 24th @ Frazier Mt.

Friday, March 27th @ Kern Valley

Tuesday, April 7th @ Rosamond

Friday, April 10th vs Rosamond

Tuesday, April 21st @ California City

Friday, April 24th vs. California City

Tuesday, April 28th vs Frazier Mt

Thursday, April 30th vs. Rosamond

Friday, May 1st @ Frazier Mt.

Tuesday, May 5th vs. Kern Valley

Thursday, May 7th @ Kern Valley

All games are scheduled for a 3:15 first pitch.

All Bronco High Desert League games will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live on

#22 Justin Hollowell on the Mound.
#22 Justin Hollowell on the Mound.

photos by Gary Young

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