Wildcats baseball sweeps twinbill

Appeal Staff Report

Javy Perez, Cavin Hill and Kyle DiMartino combined on a one-hitter for the Western Nevada College baseball team in its 9-0 win over the Utah Baseball Academy, consisting of top high school players from Utah, in a scrimmage on Sunday at John L. Harvey Field.

WNC swept a doubleheader from Utah on Sunday, winning the opener 10-1. In the nightcap, Perez retired all six batters he faced and Hill didn't allow a hit, striking out one over two innings.

DiMartino allowed one hit while striking out the side in the fifth. The contest was shortened to five innings, with WNC receiving a chance to hit in the bottom of the fifth inning. DiMartino turned around and pitched the bottom of the fifth. He allowed a single Daniel Zylstra while pitching a scoreless inning.

The Wildcats scored two runs without the benefit of a hit in the first, then in the second, after Kevin Meyers singled, Cory Raymond followed with a two-run home run to give WNC a 4-0 lead.

WNC scored five runs in the fourth. Raymond doubled, Andrew Garcia hit a two-run double, Mike Stiles and Trevor Goff each hit an RBI single and Meyers had an RBI sacrifice fly to make it 9-0. Raymond had two hits for the Wildcats.

Kyle Starratt started for WNC in the opener, pitching three scoreless innings while allowing three hits and striking out two. Logan Odom allowed one run on one hit while striking out two of 2 2/3 innings.

David Carroll retired all seven batters he faced and Kevin Rogers pitched a scoreless ninth.

WNC scored four runs in the fifth to break a 1-1 tie. Lance Ray and Jerome Pena hit back-to-back solo homers, Brett Moravec had an RBI single and Mike Long hit an RBI triple during the rally.

Pena hit a two-run double and Travis Feiner added an RBI double to give the Wildcats an 8-1 lead in the sixth. Brian Barnett hit an RBI double and Pena followed with an RBI single to make it 10-1 in the seventh.

Pena had three hits, Barnett had two hits and Marshall Kennebrew added a hit for WNC. The Wildcats will next play Modesto Community College at noon September 25 at John L. Harvey Field.

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