Western Nevada College took the suspended game from Salt Lake Community College, and then swept both ends of Friday’s regularly scheduled doubleheader at John L. Harvey Field.
Tim Lichty’s homer on the first pitch of the 13th inning snapped a 3-all tie and gave Western a 4-3 victory. In the first game of the doubleheader, Matt Young threw a sterling 2-hit shutout to lead WNC to a 2-0 win, and then the Wildcats completed the sweep with a four-run rally in he sixth for an 8-6 victory.
WNC is now 6-1 in Scenic West Athletic Conference play. The teams conclude the four-game series today at noon.
Lichty’s homer off Chris Bradford was the third of the game for WNC. Kody Reynolds and D.J. Peters both homered during Thursday’s action. Darkness had halted the game with the teams tied at 3 after 12 innings.
Young retired Salt Lake without a score in the top of the 13th, and then Lichty’s hit made him a winner. Lichty and Jake Bennet both had two hits in the marathon contest. Young improved to 4-2.
After a short break, the teams returned.
Young and Bradford settled into a nice pitcher’s duel.
Western scored the only run it needed in the second when Corey Pool hit a two-out single and came around to score when Salt Lake’s centerfielder misplayed the single by Peters.
Salt Lake’s Garrett Bushman broke up Young’s no-hitter with a single in the fourth, but was stranded.
WNC made it 2-0 in the bottom of the inning when Peters singled with two outs to score Bennett, who had walked to open the inning.
Zach Willis doubled with two outs in the seventh for the Bruins, but Young retired Joe Barlow to end the contest.
Peters had two of WNC’s four hits, while David Modler and Pool added one each.
Both offenses picked it up in the third game.
Western Nevada scored three times in the second on a Parker Woodley single, a double steal and a Modler single.
The Wildcats scored another in the third on an error.
Salt Lake took a 6-4 lead with three in the fourth on Austin Ovard’s homer and three more in the fifth on Chris Fougner’s homer. The homer came off reliever Thomas Kerr.
WNC stormed back in the sixth, as a fielder’s choice, an error and hits by Peters and Reynolds accounted for the runs.
Kerr retired the side in the seventh to end the game.
Pool and Peters both had two hits for WNC, while Modler, Bennet, Reynolds, Lichty, Woodley and Austin Andrews added one each.