Two Carson High baseball players, Bryce Moyle and Kyle Krebs participated in a Team USA event in Cary, N.C., recently.
The two baseball standouts were among of four northern Nevada players selected after a tryout at Galena High School. They were part of the Mountain West squad, which played three games.
Each player was guaranteed eight at-bats, and pitchers got to work a minimum of three innings.
Moyle said he heard about it through Mark Keiser, an area instructor.
“I went to an academy he had in Reno,” Moyle said. “He was handing out flyers. It was great. It was really hot back there.”
“It was a really good experience,” Krebs said. “I wasn’t that excited about it originally.”
Moyle pitched three innings against the Midwest squad, allowing two hits and three runs. He struck out in his only at-bat. He went 3-for-4 hitting against the Mid-Atlantic team and then threw two innings against Southern California.
Krebs threw three innings, allowing just one unearned run.
“I did better pitching than I did hitting, and Bryce hit better than he pitched,” said Krebs. “I hadn’t thrown much (over the summer).”
Indeed. Krebs wore out opposing hitters at the plate this spring and summer, but didn’t get that many chances to pitch.
Moyle said the pitchers mostly threw in the upper-80s.
After the tournament, Team USA was going to select 56 players for further competition. At press time, neither Krebs or Moyle had heard whether they had survived the cut or not.
Colby Blueberg has been lights out in the Midwest League this year.
In 39 games spanning 56.2 innings, Blueberg has compiled a 4-1 record with 20 saves and a 1.11 ERA. He has recorded 60 strikeouts and yielded 32 hits.
Adam Whitt, who played with Blueberg at Carson and Nevada, is 2-2 with an ERA of 4.88 in Class A ball back East with the Astros’ affiliate. In 24 innings, Whitt has allowed 28 hits and 13 earned runs. He has recorded two saves.
It’s time to weigh in on girls golf in northern Nevada.
It isn’t deep. There are MAYBE two quality players on most teams, yet each team puts six players out there with four scores counting. It’s done that way because that’s the way the boys do it.
Heck with equality. It’s idiotic. It shouldn’t have to be the same.
I’m so tired of seeing girls go out and shoot between 120 and 140 on a regular basis, and have those scores count. Most of the girls who play golf don’t work at it; don’t play in the summer and don’t take lessons. Golf is a game you have to constantly work at. You can’t just play it three months and then come back to it a year later.
Why not start four players and count three? I talked to CHS coach Wade Greenlee, and he thought it was a good idea.
Greenlee said he wouldn’t mind seeing the old traditional 9-hole dual matches between schools. It’s a good idea for many reasons, one of which it would keep the kids in school, and it would be pretty easy to get a golf course twice a week instead of tying one up for five or six hours once a week. Golf courses are essentially vacant after 2:30 p.m. most days.