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Lowe hitting .333 for 12th-ranked Sonoma State

In Sonoma State’s progression toward the Tournament of Champions softball title last week, Danielle Lowe crossed home plate in two games and delivered a hit for the nationally ranked Seawolves.

Lowe scored a run in a 11-1 pasting of Central Washington, crossed home plate in 10-2 romp over Hawaii-Hilo and delivered a hit in two at-bats and scored a run in 13-3 clubbing of Western Oregon.

The former South Tahoe High softball player supplied a hit in a 7-1 rout of Chaminade on Tuesday to raise her season batting average to .333. Lowe has scored 10 runs, stroked a double and is 8 for 8 in stolen bases.

Sonoma State (29-8 overall), which is ranked 12th in the latest NCAA Division II poll, played the first of two consecutive days of home doubleheaders against Cal State Stanislaus on Friday. Saturday’s doubleheader begins at noon.

Barcellos gives Boise State a jolt on the basepaths

Boise State University’s softball team is making the most of freshman Brittany Barcellos’ wheels.

The All-Northern Nevada League player from South Lake Tahoe was inserted into the game in the late going Wednesday and she scored an insurance run as Boise State beat Pacific 4-2 in Stockton.

Barcellos is hitting .231, has scored seven runs and is 3 for 3 in steal attempts.

Boise State (13-19 overall and 3-0 in Western Athletic Conference games) opened a three-game WAC series on Friday at Fresno State. The teams play a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m.

Barcellos and the Broncos are scheduled to play the University of Nevada Wolf Pack on May 7-8 in Reno.

Yarrow leads WCC in homers

Stephen Yarrow hit his West Coast Conference-leading ninth home in University of San Francisco’s 5-1 baseball upset of No. 19 Stanford on Monday.

The former shortstop for South Tahoe High added a run-scoring double to go along with his two-run homer.

The Dons climbed above the .500 mark, raising their overall record to 14-13 with a 20-4 pounding of Brigham Young on Wednesday in San Francisco. San Francisco is idle until playing host to San Jose State on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Yarrow is hitting .319 with a team-leading nine homers and team-best 26 RBI, seven doubles and a triple.

Besides leading the WCC in homers, Yarrow is second in slugging percentage at .739, tied for sixth with 26 RBI and third in total bases with 65.

Young on a hitting tear

Whittell High alum Jeff Young has lifted his batting average to second on the College of the Siskiyous’ baseball team.

Young is hitting .325 with two homers, seven doubles and 27 hits. He has also scored 13 runs and knocked in 14.

The freshman first baseman had three hits and four RBI in an 11-4 win against Lassen on March 27 in Susanville and delivered two hits and a run scored in a 14-2 loss to Shasta on Thursday.

College of Siskiyous has a 10-15 season record.

Rice redshirting at Cal Poly

Following knee surgery, javelin thrower Ian Rice is redshirting for the Cal Poly Mustangs’ track and field team.

Rice, a former soccer and baseball standout at South Tahoe High, still has two years of eligibility remaining.

Turner makes history by placing 12 for 12 at nationals

Natalie Turner, a Whitworth University senior from South Lake Tahoe, made Northwest Conference history by becoming the first swimmer to place among the scorers in all 12 of her career events at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships.

Turner concluded her collegiate swimming career by placing fifth in the 1,650-yard freestyle event at the championships last month in Minneapolis, Minn. In her final event, Turner also bettered her conference and school records in the 1,650 with her time of 16 minutes, 54.73 seconds.


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