Two five-run innings were enough to carry Sparks Centennial to an 11-9 win
over Carson City in the 11-12 District 1 All-Star tournament Sunday at
Sparks Centennial scored five in the third to wipe out a 3-1 lead, and then
added five in the bottom of the fifth to break open a tight 6-5 game and
take an 11-5 lead into the sixth inning.
Carson fought hard in the sixth, sending nine batters to the plate and
scoring four runs before being retired.
With one out, Jonny Randall walked and moved to second on a single by Kyle
Glanzmann. Brandon Gagnon followed with an infield single to load the
bases. A single by Abel Carter scored a run to make it 11-6. After Jerry
Thomas was caught looking at a third strike, Daniel Morrison hit a double to
deep center to score two runs and make it 11-8. Jayson Artz kept the inning
going with a run-scoring single to make it 11-9. Nico Salm grounded to
second to end the inning and the game.
Carson actually out-hit Sparks Centennial 14-13, but eight of those hits
came in the first three innings.
After Lincoln Turner homered off Glanzmann in the first, Carson came back
with three runs and five hits in the second. An error and singles by
Glanzmann and Landon Truesdale accounted for the runs. Gagnon, Artz and Salm
also hit safely in the inning.
Sparks took a 6-3 lead in the bottom of the third, as Joey Brown¹s three-run
homer was the big blow in the five-run inning.
Carson made it 6-5 in the bottom of the fifth on a two-out single by Artz.
That set the stage for Sparks¹ second five-run outburst of the contest.
The Carson City 9-10 all-stars lost to Truckee, 16-3, Sunday night. The loss sends Carson to the consolation bracket. They play at 8 p.m. Monday