WNC pitches strong on both sides

Appeal Staff Report

Josh Moody, Eric Maupin, Wil Schumacher and Rusty Devitt all combined to pitch a no-hitter for the Western Nevada College baseball team on Saturday against the Utah Baseball Academy, consisting of top high school players from Utah.

WNC went on to win 19-0 at John L. Harvey Field as Moody, Maupin, Schumacher and Devitt combined to no-hit Utah in the eight-inning contest. The second scrimmage of the doubleheader was an "exhibition" of sorts with WNC's Jordan Blanchard and Jeff Barto pitching for Utah. The Wildcats won the second end of the doubleheader 7-2 in a seven-inning contest.

On the day, WNC's pitchers held Utah to two hits as Jordan Lewis, Jeremy Gendlek and Jake Waardenburg combined to pitch a two-hitter against Utah in the nightcap. WNC's pitchers held Utah hitless through 11 1/3 innings. On the day, all of WNC's pitchers combined to strike out 33 batters in 21 innings.

In the opener, a batter reached on an error against Moody in the first inning, but Moody went on to shut down Utah over three innings, striking out six. Maupin struck out three over two innings, Schumacher struck out three over 1 1/3 innings and Devitt struck out three over 1 2/3 innings.

Brett Moravec belted a three-run double in the first and a two-run home run in the second as WNC took an 8-0 lead. Brett Wellman also hit a three-run double as the Wildcats took a 6-0 lead.

Jerome Pena hit a three-run triple in the third as WNC took a 12-0 lead.

Trevor Goff hit an RBI sacrifice fly as the Wildcats took a 15-0 lead in the fifth.

In the seventh, Wellman hit a three-run triple as WNC took a 19-0 lead.

Goff had three hits, including a double, Moravec and Wellman each had two hits as Wellman had six RBI. Mike Stiles also doubled and Oscar Rodriquez added a hit for WNC.

In the nightcap, WNC roughed up Blanchard for four runs in the first. Andrew Garcia hit a two-run double and C.J. Maldonado added an RBI single to make it 4-0.

Blanchard settled down after that and ended up allowing four runs on four hits while striking out three over three innings.

Lewis didn't allow a hit against Utah over the first two innings while allowing no runs and striking out two. Utah's first hit on the day came when Tray Nielsen doubled off of Gendlek with one out in the fourth.

Gendlek went on to walk a batter to force in a run to make it 4-1. Gendlek ended up allowing the one run on the one hit over two innings while striking out five.

Pitching for Utah, Barto retired the side in order in the fourth before allowing Jay Skilton's leadoff triple in the fifth. Skilton scored on a fielder's choice to make it 5-1.

Waardenburg finished up against Utah, allowing one run on one hit over three innings while striking out five. Jake Nelson had Utah's other hit.

In the sixth, Barnett belted a two-run shot off of Barto to give WNC a 7-2 lead. Barto ended up allowing three runs on three hits while striking out four over three innings.

Marshall Kennebrew had two hits, including a double, and Jordan Bostwick added a hit for WNC.

The Wildcats will play the Utah Baseball Academy in a doubleheader, beginning at 11 a.m. today at John L. Harvey Field.


Darrell Rasner, who was recently pulled from the New York Yankees starting rotation after a rough outing against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, pitched one shutout inning on Saturday in the Yankees 7-1 loss to the Rays in the opener of a doubleheader.

The 1999 Carson High graduate didn't allow any hits while striking out one and walking one.


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