PREP/JC: Carson baseball finishes 3-2 in tourney
March 10, 2013
Carson High’s baseball team finished the Mike Bearman Memorial Tournament with a 3-2 record after splitting two games on Saturday.The Senators opened the day with a 10-0 win over McQueen, and then returned home and lost 11-1 in five innings to arch-rival Douglas.Carson opens league play Tuesday with a 3:45 p.m. game at North Valleys.Charlie Banfield threw all five innings against McQueen, allowing just four hits. He struck out three and didn’t walk a batter in his 60-pitch effort. Of his 60 pitches, 46 were strikes.Banfield also helped himself at the plate with two hits, including a solo homer.T.J. Thomsen went 3-for-3 to lead Carson, while Banfield and Dom Norton added two hits each. Tyler Valley, Luke Maher, Jace Zampirro, Cody Schmidlin, Zak Harjes and Casey Wolfe all added a hit.In the game against Douglas, the Tigers scored three in the first and three in the second off Wolfe, who worked the first three innings.Carson’s only run came in the first on a Zampirro single.Gehrig Tucker led Carson with two hits, while Schmidlin also added a single.SOFTBALLCarson tops El Camino, loses to BeniciaSACRAMENTO — Erica Watson pitched a complete-game five-hitter, as the Senators took advantage of seven El Camino errors to grab a 9-2 win Saturday afternoon at the Sacramento TOC.That moved Carson to a second-round game against Bencia, and the Senators fell 6-2 as four Carson errors led to four unearned runs.Watson allowed just one earned run, while striking out two and walking one. El Camino scored one in the first and one in the seventh.Jen Purcell went 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Skye Simpson added two hits. Kandis Tuttle, Michelle Perry, Sara Brewer, Rebecka Breuer and Malia Tiffer added a hit apiece. Perry drove in two runs, while Watson added an RBI.Against Benicia, Brewer had two hits, while Purcell and Bailey Allen added one each.Douglas fares well at Victory tourneyELK GROVE — Douglas High finished second in its pool at the Victory Tournament at Franklin High School.Douglas opened Thursday with a 3-2 win over Vacaville, and then split its remaining pool games on Friday, beating Franklin 3-2 and losing to Ponderosa 8-7.In the win over Vacaville, Illiana Brown went 2-for-3 while Kaitlyn Bowman and Leona Mortimer added hit and RBI apiece. Douglas scored all three of its runs in the seventh.In the Franklin win, Douglas scored two runs in the fifth to snap a 1-all tie. Kelly Sonnemann led the offense with two hits.Sonnemann drove in four runs in a losing effort against Ponderosa. Mortimer added two hits.SWIMMINGCarson splits with RenoCarson gained a swimming split with the Reno Huskies at the Carson Aquatic Center. The Reno boys rolled to a 163-95 win, while the Carson girls won 186-79.The event was part of a double dual.Abbi Pittman won the 100 fly in 1:07.72 and was second in the 500 free in 5:44.87. Elizabeth Everest won the 500 free in 5:44.79 and was third overall in the 100 back in 1:10.44. Sophie Holmes was second in the 100 breast in 1:17.64 and second in the 50 free (27.31). Taylor Tuttle was fourth overall in the 100 free in 1:11.51. Ashley Meyer was fifth in the 100 fly and Charlee Bradley was fifth in the 100 breast.In relay events, the Carson girls were second in the 200 medley relay thanks to the efforts of Everest, Holmes, Pittman and Meyer. The same group won the 400 free relay. Carson was third overall in the 200 free relay, as Reagan McLaughlin, Logan Wilmouth, Karla Dominguez and Samantha Byassee clocked a 2:07.25.Tallon Rauch led the boys, winning the 100 back in 1:00.46 and placing second in the 200 free with a 1:57.81. Cory Gentner was third in the 100 free in 55.50 and took fourth in the 100 breast in 1:13.72. Gary Showalter won the 100 breast in 1:06.55.The Carson boys were second in the 200 free relay, as Casey Garrett, Gentner, Showalter and Rauch clocked a 1:40.66. CHS was fourth overall in the 200 medley relay, as the team of Garrett, Jon Ventura, Drew Briggeman and Andrew Cowan clocked a 2:15.84. Carson was third in the 400 free relay, as Briggeman, Gentner, Rauch and Showalter swam a 4:01.95.JC SOFTBALLSnow tops WNCInclimate weather forced a site change, and as a result the teams were able to get in just a single Scenic West Athletic Conference game on Saturday.Snow walked away with a 9-1 win, sending WNC to its 24th loss against eight wins.WNC’s only run came on a solo homer by Sydney Darby, her 13th of the season.Jenny Quam went 2-for-3 with a single, double and stolen base. Cara McCarthy also added a hit.TRACKCarter, Reid, Baker fare wellRENO — Freshman Asa Carter set a school record for the triple jump with a mark of more than 42 feet, and Corey Reid won two individual events at a quad meet at Bishop Manogue Saturday afternoon.Carter’s exact mark wasn’t known at press time nor were team scores.Reid won the 400 in 52.3 and the high jump with a leap of 6 feet. He was second in the 200 with a 23.3. Reid teamed with Zach Heinz, Dexter Cummings and Michael Samii to run a 3:33.8 in winning the 1600 relay. Reid had the fastest split at 50.4.Dakota Baker was second in the 110 hurdles in 16.00 and fourth in the high jump at 5-8. He also ran a 44.6 in the 300 hurdles, but his placing wasn’t available. Nathan Hazard won the discus and placed second in the shot.On the girls’ side, freshman Athena Favero won both hurdle events (17.4 and 50.0), Maddi Saarem won the pole vault at 9-feet, Madison Preston won the high jump at 5-feet and Elena Thurman won the 100. Kayla Aikins was second in the high jump at 4-8.