Bighorns go 1-5 in Arcata

It was a tough few days for the Nevada Bighorns summer college

baseball team against one of the West Coast premiere teams. But the

Bighorns can still take a little satisfaction that they did come away

with one win against one of the West Coast's top teams.

The Bighorns split an entertaining doubleheader on Saturday against

the Humboldt Crabs in Arcada, Calif., winning the opener 2-1 before

losing the nightcap 3-2 when the Crabs scored the winning run in the

bottom of the ninth inning. The Crabs finished the series by beating

the Bighorns 8-2 on Sunday. The Crabs won five of six games in the

series and now stand 5-1 in the WCL Tri-State League while the

Bighorns are now 4-8 in the WCL Tri-State League.

On Saturday, Tyler May and Jeff Young combined to give the Bighorns an

outstanding effort on the mound in the opener. May started, allowing

one run on five hits over five innings. Young was the winning pitcher,

throwing four shutout innings while striking out four and allowing

just one hit.

Offensively for the Bighorns, Eric Maupin had a big weekend as he went

2-for-4 with an RBI. Shane Kockenmeister had a big game for the

Bighorns going 4-for-4. Also for the Bighorns, Kevin Schlange went

2-for-5 with a run, Ray Barratt went 1-for-3 and drove home the

go-ahead run in the sixth that gave the Bighorns a 2-1 lead and Mike

Stiles added a hit.

In the nightcap, Jesse Rasner gave the Bighorns an outstanding start,

allowing two runs over seven innings. Young was the tough luck loser,

coming on in the eighth and giving up the game-winning run in the

ninth.

Sam Feiner was 3-for-4, Young drove home both runs with a two-run

double, Maupin went 2-for-4 and Travis Ice went 1-for-3 for the

Bighorns. There were 2,300 fans who attended the doubleheader.

On Sunday, Maupin went 2-for-4 with two runs, Kockenmeister went

2-for-4 with an RBI and Brett Lisher added a hit and an RBI for the

Bighorns.

The Bighorns will return to WCL Tri-State League play when it hosts a

six-game series against the Medford Riverdogs. The series will open at

7 p.m. Wednesday at either Carson High's Ron McNutt Field or

Governor's Field.

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