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BUHS softball awards

Broncos announce High Desert League selections, team awards

The Bishop Union High School softball team held their end of the season awards event Tuesday.  BUHS (5-7) finished third place in the High Desert League standings behind champion Rosamond (11-1) and 2nd place Kern Valley (10-2).  First year head coach Mike Jones guided the team to a 11-13 overall record.  Coach Jones thanked the City of Bishop parks and recreation crew for taking care of and preparing the fields.  Jones also thanked JV coaches Patty Cummings and Brad Rockwell for a job well done.  A special thanks was also passed along to varsity assistant coach Stacy Vannest.

High Desert League Honors
1st team
Samantha Riesen
Sabrina Barlow
2nd team
Karina Toledo
Bailee Piper
Honorable mention
Peyton Tetrick
HDL Academic Award
Katrina Biehl

Rosamond’s Jaqueline Mercado was named High Desert League MVP, Kern Valley’s Ashley Yasin was named HDL Pitcher of the year.

Team awards presented Tuesday night included Samantha Riesen (MVP), Sabrina Barlow (best defensive player), Bailee Piper (best offensive player), Peyton Tetrick (coaches award).

JV Team Awards
Ashley Worley and Destiny Frank, MVP.
Jasmyne Romero, Most Inspirational.
Yeehobie Jackson, Coach’s Award.

Vicky Begay, Best Offense.
Corie Campbell, Best Defense.
Julie Cepeda, Hard Luck Award.
Selia Amisone, Most Versatile Player.

cover photo by Lorenzo Parra, Team MVP Sam Riesen

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Bronco Softball season ends at KV

Rival Kern Valley ends Bronco playoff run

The fourth time was not the charm as rival Kern Valley beat Bishop Union 10-4 Thursday in the second round of the CIF central section division 5 softball playoffs.  Kern Valley swept Bishop Union during the regular season 3-0, and closed out the broncos year with the playoff victory.   Senior pitcher Samantha Riesen struck out 9, but Bishop Union was plagued by errors.  First year coach Mike Jones said, “Samantha Riesen pitched and excellent game, our defense just made too many mistakes.”

Kern Valley advances to the CIF semifinals playing the winner of today’s game between Rosamond and Sierra Pacific.

Samantha Riesen, 3 for 4, 2 singles, double, 3 runs.
Korina Toledo, 2 for 4, 2 singles, 2 RBI.
Peyton Tetrick, 1 for 3, run.
Sabrina Barlow, 1 for 4, single.
Hannah Waasdorp, 1 for 4, single.

Sam Riesen, photo by Lorenzo Parra
Sam Riesen, photo by Lorenzo Parra
Hannah Waasdorp, photo by lorenzo parra
Hannah Waasdorp, photo by lorenzo parra
Korina Toledo, photo by lorenzo parra
Korina Toledo, photo by lorenzo parra
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Broncos slug their way to round 2

BUHS Softball beats highland 12-9

The Bishop Union High school softball team punched their ticket to the second round of the CIF central section softball playoffs with  12-9 win at Bakersfield Highland high school.  The win sets up an second round game at rival Kern Valley.  Kern Valley is the #3 seed receiving a bye into the second round.  The Bishop Union-Kern Valley showdown with be the fourth of the 2015 season.  Kern Valley swept the season series, 3-0.  Thursday second round game at Kern Valley will begin at 3:30.

Individual Stats from Highland
Korina Toledo, 3 for 5, 2 singles, triple, 2 runs.
Bailee Piper, 2 for 5, single, 2 doubles, RBI, 2 runs.
Samantha Riesen, 2 for 5, 2 singles, walk, 2 runs.
Hanna Waasdorp, 2 for 5,  2 singles, walk, 2 runs.
Katrina Biehl, 2 for 4, single, double, 3 RBI, run.
Tiraney Andreas, 2 for 4, 2 singles.
Sabrina Barlow, 1 for 5, single, walk, run.
Aurora Toleldo, 1 for 4, single, RBI, 2 runs.
Rubee Manuelito, 1 for 4, single, 2 RBI.
Samantha Riesen, complete game win, 6 strikeouts.

The winner of Bishop Union and Kern Valley Thursday will face the winner of Rosamond and Sierra Pacific.  Bishop would travel in the semi-finals to face either Rosamond or Sierra Pacific.  The semifinals will be played on Tuesday, May 19th.

cover photo, Aurora Toledo, photo by Lorenzo Para

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Deja Vu all over again for Bronco softball

Bishop Union softball is a walk off winner

For a second time this year the Bishop Union High School girls softball team beat Frazier Mt with a 7th inning rally.  Korina Toledo delivered a 7th inning single scoring Cienna Martinez giving the Broncos at 7-6 win.  Senior pitcher Samantha Riesen struck out 16 falcons earning the victory.  Bishop will now take on 1st place Rosamond Thursday, then travel to Frazier Mt Friday for the third and final game of the Bronco-Falcon series.

Frazier Mt  6
Bishop Union 7

Samantha Riesen, 2-4,  Single, triple, RBI, 2 runs.
Sabrina Barlow, 1-4,  Single, RBI, run.
Cienna Martinez, 2-4,   2 singles, 2 RBI, run.
Bailee Piper,  2-4,  2 singles.
Korina Toledo, 1-4,  1 single (walk off), RBI , run.
Aurora Toledo,  3-3.  3 singles.
Peyton Tetrick, 1-3,  Single and RBI.
Hannah Wassdrop, 1-3, triple, run.
Tiraney Andreas,1-3, single, run.

JV Softball
Frazier Mt. 0
Bishop Union 13


Corie Campbell, 3 for 4, 4 RBI.
Selia Amisone, 1 for 2.
Destiny Frank, 4 runs.
Kasidie Duckey, 2 runs.
Ashley Worley,  2 for 2, double, 3 runs.
Morgan Cunha, winning pitcher, 7 strikeouts.

cover photo, Samantha Riesen.  Photo by Lorenzo Para

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BUHS softball sweeps Cal City

Broncos Complete season sweep of Ravens

Bishop Union high school softball wrapped up the season series with California City high school this past Friday with strong wins.  Both the varsity and JV won all three games with Cal City.  The Varsity winning 16-0 and the JV 25-5.  Bishop Union has a busy week with three games, Tuesday home vs. Frazier Mt, Thursday home with Rosamond and Friday on the road to Frazier Mt.

The Varsity Bronco (4-3) trail Rosamond (8-1), and Kern Valley (6-2) in the high desert league standings.  Bishop closes out its series with Rosamond Thursday (home) then finishes up the regular season with two games with rival Kern Valley May 5th (home) and May 7th (road).

Varsity Softball
California City 0
Bishop Union  16

Samantha Riesen, 3-4, 2 singles, triple, 3 RBI, and scored 3 times.
Sabrina Barlow, 3-4.  Home run, 2 singles, 3 RBI, and scored 3 times.
Korina Toledo, 3-4.  3 singles and scored 3 times.
Bailee Piper, 1-3. Triple, RBI, walk and scored.
Aurora Toledo, 1-3.  Single , walk and scored.
Katrina Biehl, 1-2.  Single, RBI, and scored.
Hannah Wassdrop,  1-1. Single and scored.
Payton Tetrick, 1-3. Single, HBP, scored 2 times.
Rubee Manuelito,  Walked and scored.
Jordan Frankson,  RBI.
Samantha Riesen pitched 4 innings faced 12 batters 5 strikeouts. No walks.
Korina Toledo pitched the last inning facing 4 batters,  2 strikeouts, 1 walk.

California City  5
Bishop Union  25

Ashley Worley, lead off HR, 3 for 4, double, 2 RBI.
Destiny Frank,  2 for 3 scoring 4 runs with one RBI, 2 walks.
Vicky Begay, 5 for 5 with a double scoring 3 runs and 8 RBI.
Selia Amisone,  2 for 3 scoring 3 runs with 2 RBI.
Jasmine Romero,  1 for 1, run.
Corie Campbell,  3 for 3, 3 runs, 3 RBI.
Faith Manriquez, 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI.
Morgan Cunha, winning pitcher, striking out 9 and walking 1.

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Broncos Dominate Cal City

Bishop Baseball and Softball Down Cal City

Samantha Riesen threw a perfect game pitching and hitting the Bronco softball team to a 11-0 win while the baseball team made quick work of California City wining 17-1.  High winds blew, rain threatened and distant lightning provided the backdrop for a perfect day in California City.  The JV softball team had the only competitive game wining 18-17 completing the Bronco sweep.  Bishop will wrap their season series with California City Friday (April 24th) hosting the Ravens.

Varsity Baseball
Bishop Union 17
California City 1
Justin Hollowell, 3 innings, 0 hits, 0 walks, 8 strikeouts.
Taylor Brown Steele, 1 inning, 1 run, 1 hit, 1 walk, 1 strikeout.
Anthony Brown, 1 inning, 1 strikeout.
Jeremy Fie, 3 walks, 2 runs.
Jake Traynor, 2 for 2, triple, RBI, 3 runs.
Brodie Maloney, 1 for 2, 2RBI, 3 runs.
Colton Riensen, 2 for 3, RBI, 3 runs.
Clyde McCoy, 3 walks, 3 runs.
Alex Sipes, 2 for 2, 4 RBI, run.
Patrick Mitton, 1 for 2, 3 RBI.
Trace Sapp, 1 for 1, triple.
Lukas DiAngelo, 1 for 1, single.

Varsity Softball
Bishop Union  11
California City 0

Samantha Riesen, 5 innings, 0 hits, 0 walks, 13 strikeouts. Pitched a five inning perfect game. Facing 15 batters, striking out 13.  Two outs recorded on ground balls.
Samantha Riesen,  3-4,  2 singles, 1 double, 2 RBI, 2 runs.
Sabrina Barlow,  3-4, 3 singles, 2 runs.
Korina Toledo,  3-4, single, 2 doubles, 3 runs.
Bailee Piper, 2-4,  2 singles 1 RBI.
Aurora Toledo, 1-4, single and 1 RBI.
Tiraney Andreas, 1-3, single, 1 RBI,  2 runs.
Katrina Biehl, walked and scored.
Hannah Wassdrop, 1-3, single, 1 RBI, run.

JV Softball
Bishop Union 18
Californa City 17

Gracie Soto, 2 for 3 with a triple and a double, 2 runs,  RBI.
Selia Amisoine, 2 for 3 with a triple and an RBI.
Ashley Worley,  2 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBI.
Destiny Frank, 1 for 2 with 1 RBI, 3 runs.
Vicky Vegay,  1 for 3 with 3 RBI.
Kassidie Duckey, 1 for 3 , 1 RBI.
Julie Cepeda, 2  walks, 1 run.
Yeehobie Jackson 1 for 2.
Wendy Reynolds 1 for 2.
Corie Campbell, 1 for 2, 2 runs.
Selia Amisonie was the winning pitcher.

Both Bishop varsity teams improve to 3-3 in High Desert League play.  The Broncos trail both Rosamond and Kern Valley in the HDL standings.  HDL play continues Friday with home games against the Ravens.  The Varsity boys games are broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV in the greater Bishop are and streamed live here at kibskbov.com.

cover photo, Jake Traynor, photo by Gary Young

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Riesen heading to College of Southern Idaho

Bronco signs with CSI

Samantha Riesen, an Independence resident and a senior at Bishop Union High School, recently singed a national letter of intent to play softball at the College of Southern Idaho on a full athletic scholarship.
CSI, located in Twin Falls, is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I. The Golden Eagles softball team is ranked 7th in the country in the latest NJCAA poll.
Riesen has been playing softball/baseball since age 4. For the past five years she’s played year-round with the Lancaster-based Stealth-Adams Travel Softball Organization. She plays the outfield and second base in addition to pitching for the Stealth, but will focus on pitching at CSI.
She plans to major in exercise science at CSI with a possible minor in psychology, with the intention of becoming a collegiate softball coach. She hopes to play for two seasons at CSI and then continue her career at an NCAA Division I or Division II school.


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