Jensen named GBL Player of the Month |

Jensen named GBL Player of the Month

The Golden Baseball League announced Friday that catcher Marcus Jensen of the Reno Silver Sox has been selected as the Player of the Month for July.

Already having won a player of the week award to start the season, Jensen really heated up in July as his bat and defense led the Silver Sox to the first half title. He hit .362 for the month with 34 hits, 11 doubles, and 4 home runs while driving in 20 and scoring 23 runs. In addition, he walked 24 times and led the league with a .500 on-base percentage.

For the year, Jensen is in the top five in the GBL in almost all offensive categories and leads the league in doubles (21), runs scored (47), on-base percentage (.463), extra base hits (31), and walks (43). His .340 batting average heading into Friday is second-best and just five points behind leader Adam Mandel of the San Diego Surf Dawgs.

The Sox are back in town on Tuesday to begin a six game home stand. On Thursday, the American Heart Association will be holding a special silent auction. Every Silver Sox player will be a wearing a red hat in support of the event. Those red hats will then be autographed and auctioned off to help raise money for the association.

All games for this home stand begin at 6:35 p.m. (gates open at 5:30), except on Sunday when first pitch is at 5:05 (gates open at 4). Tickets are available by calling the Silver Sox box office, (775) 348-7769 or by going online at

Bowling league signups scheduled

The Carson Country United States Bowling Congress Youth leagues will hold signups for fall/winter leagues on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to Noon at Carson Lanes.

Youth league signups will be held at the Pinon Plaza Bowling Center and Silver Strike Lanes on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Bowlers must be between the ages of 7 and 21 as of August 1, 2006.

The cost of the yearly membership card is $12.25. There is no charge for shoe rental during league play and the cost for league varies depending on the league and bowling center.

Leagues will begin at Carson Lanes, Pinon Plaza Bowling Center and Silver Strike Lanes on Sept. 9, 2006. Leagues at Carson Lanes are held on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Leagues at the Pinon Plaza are at 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. on Saturdays and the leagues at Silver Strike Lanes are on Saturdays at 10 a.m.

The leagues are divided into two sessions and the first session runs for 12 weeks, ending on Dec. 9. The second session will run from Jan. 6 through March 24. The leagues are handicap with the exception of the Junior Gold League held on Sundays at the Pinon Plaza (time to be determined). Junior/adult leagues will be held on Sundays at 3:30 p.m. at Carson Lanes and 5:30 p.m. at the Pinon Plaza.

The Pee Wee Bowling Clubs (bumper bowlers) bowl on Saturdays at the respective times at all three bowling centers. Bowlers must be age 3 by the first day of bowling and no older than 6. The cost for Pee Wee bowling club membership is $5 a year, with additional league fees weekly.

If bowlers are unable to sign up at the bowling centers during the signups listed above, they may show up at the respective bowling center on the first day of bowling. For more information, call Carson Country USBC Youth Representative Debbie Hochsprung, 883-5297.

Results from Thunder Canyon

Results from Thunder Canyon’s Progessive Best Ball event held on Friday:

First – Burt Clements, Dave Bartosz, Bret Andreas, Tom Brennan and Jeff Gussow, Gerry Maschino, Cliff Dobler, Hunter Quistguard 135; third – Jim Muth, Keith Gottschalk, Ned Eyre, Bruce Carl 136.