Riverbank’s athletes fared better with the weather last week than they might over the next few days, getting in a bit of pre-season action. Here is a look at the contests.
The Bruins got in a game last Monday, March 12, losing 8-1 on the road in Ceres against the Central Valley High School Hawks.
They were scheduled to play this past Monday at the Ripon Christian Knights in a non-league game, before the rain was expected to start this week. They’re not scheduled to play at home again until April 11, after Spring Break.
Lady Bruin Softball
The girls softball team also was able to play a game last Monday, hosting RC’s Lady Knights and suffering a 14-2, five-inning loss to the visitors. The varsity girls then went on the road, taking a 9-0 Trans-Valley League opening game loss at Escalon on Thursday, March 15.
If the weather allowed, Riverbank was scheduled to host Mountain House in league play on Tuesday, March 20 after The News went to press. Non-league games at Minarets High School on Wednesday and Yosemite High School on Thursday are questionable as well, due to projected rain in the forecast for both days.
The Bruin netters were to travel to Mountain House for league play on Tuesday, but again, getting the match in would depend on the weather. They’re also scheduled to host Hughson next Tuesday and Escalon on Thursday, if weather permits.
About the only spring sport that is not affected by the weather is Bruin boys volleyball, since it is played indoors. Because of the newness of the competition and the scarcity of teams, they haven’t played since March 7 and won’t until next week, but the good news is, both matches are at home. They’ll host Hilmar next Tuesday, March 27 and Ripon on Thursday, March 29.