Kern Valley’s Dynamic Duo Down Bishop

Kern Valley goes deep twice in 14-6 win

Bishop celebrated senior day Tuesday, Kern Valley celebrated the long ball.  The Kern Valley Broncs two stars, Senior Dalton Gallis and Sophomore Zach Bushling both hit home-runs off the library roof in right center field.  Gallis led off the game with a solo shot and Bushling hit a three run homer in the 3rd inning giving KV a 4-2 lead.  The Broncs never looked back.  KV added 4 runs in the 4th, including a 3-run double by Gallis, bronco enemy #1.  Bushling, bronco enemy #2, scored a run in the 5th, then drove in run in the KV 4-run sixth inning.  KV added an insurance run in the 7th, an RBI double by…..that’s right….Dalton Gallis.  Gallis drove in 5 runs on a pair of doubles and the homer, Bushling drove in 4 runs.

The Broncos scored one run in each of the first 4 innings, but could not catch the hot hitting broncs.  Colton Riesen delivered a two out, two run homerun in the bottom of the 7th giving Broncos fans something to cheer about in an otherwise long day.  Justin Hollowell and Brodie Maloney collected RBI’s for Bishop Union.

Broncos Celebrate Riesen's HR. Photo by James Tyler
Broncos Celebrate Riesen’s HR. Photo by James Tyler

Coaches Chris Walston, Chris Connelly, and Jeff Hollowell honored the seniors and their parents Tuesday.  Seniors include Jeremy Fie, Jake Traynor, Colton Riesen, Alex Sipes, Justin Hollowell, Clyde McCoy, Taylor Brown-Steel, Desmond Frank, Quaid Stone, Woodrow Reynolds, and Anthony Brown.

The Broncos now travel to Kern Valley Thursday for the regular season final game.  The game will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live here at

The loss drops Bishop to 6-5 in High Desert League play.  The updated standings have Rosamond at 10-1, Kern Valley 9-2, Frazier Mt 3-8, and California City finished at 0-12.  Rosamond hosts Frazier Mt Thursday while Bishop travels to KV.

Varsity Softball
Kern Valley 8
Bishop Union 0

Kern Valley picked up a shut-out win at the Bishop City Park Tuesday, 8-0.  The season series wraps Thursday at KV.

Bronco Stats
Sabrina Barlow,  3-4,   3 singles.
Cienna Martinez.  Walk, sac bunt.
Samantha Riesen,  1-4, Single.
Bailee Piper, 1-4, Single.
Rubee Manuelito, 1-3,  Single.
Aurora Toledo,  1-3, Single.
Payton Tetrick, 1-3, Single, stolen base.
Korina Toledo, 1-3, Double.
Tiraney Andreas, 1-1, Double.
Samantha Riesen and Payton tetrick  shared the pitching duties

JV Softball
Kern Valley 2
Bishop Union 13

The Bronco JV picked up a key win at the city park Tuesday.

Bronco Stats
Jasmine Romero, sacrifice bunt.
Vicky Begay was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI.
Destiny Rrank was 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI.
Ashley Worley scored 2 runs.
Corrie Campbell was 1 for 2.
Selia Amisone was 1 for 2 with an RBI.
Faith Manriquez was 1 for 1 with 2 RBI.
Gracie Soto was 1 for 1 with 2 RBI.
Julie Cepeda scored a run.
Kassidie Duckey scored a run.
Morgan Cunha was the winning pitcher striking out 5.

JV Baseball
Kern Valley 0
Bishop Union 10

The Bronco JV win in 5 innings via the 10-run mercy rule.  Freshman Lorenzo Para ended the game with a RBI triple.

Bronco Stats
Lorenzo Para, 2 for 3 with a double and triple.
Blake Johnston, 2 for 3 with 2 doubles.
Kade Wagoner and Joe Mayhugh handled pitching duties, shutting out KV.

All Bronco teams will travel to Kern Valley Thursday.

cover photo by Gary Young, Bronco Senior Colton Riesen

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