High drama

Nolan Pedersen puts the tag on a Sparks Centennial player at the plate in 9-10 all star play Thursday evening.

Nolan Pedersen puts the tag on a Sparks Centennial player at the plate in 9-10 all star play Thursday evening.

Carson City Little League’s 9-10 all-star team kept its District 1 title hopes alive with a 3-2 extra-inning win over Centennial Thursday night at Governors Field.

The Carson 12’s stayed alive in the consolation bracket with a tough 8-6 win over Truckee. The Carson Junior stars opened tournament play with a 5-3 loss to Reno National, and the Carson 10-11 squad was sent to the consolation bracket after a 15-4 loss to Washoe.

The 9-10 squad plays today at 5 on Field  4, the junior stars play Reno American today at 6 p.m., the 10-11 squad plays tonight at 7:30, and the 12s play Carson Valley tonight at 7:30 on Field 4.

The 9-10 squad sent the game to extra innings when shortstop Anthony Planeta threw out the potential winning run out at home with one out, sending the teams to the seventh tied at 2.

In the top of the seventh, Yaki Glenn walked and was forced at second by Colin Boeckman. Austin Garcia followed with a single to right field, sending Boeckman around to third. Tanner Bohemier singled home the go-ahead run. Centennial went out 1-2-3 in the seventh against Justin McCraw, who pitched well in relief.

Boeckman had two hits in the win, while Planeta, Bohemier and Garcia added one each.

The 12s snapped a 5-all tie with three runs in the bottom of the fifth on just one hit, a run-scoring single by Cameron Boeckman which made it 7-5. The locals also took advantage of a hit batsman, two walks, an error and a check-swing call with Jose Fausto at the plate which was ruled no swing. Fausto eventually walked and scored.

Carson had an early 5-1 lead on a three-run homer by Wes Simpson in the first plus a throwing error and wild pitch in the second. Truckee scored three in the third and one in the fourth, tying the game at 5.

Luke Pedersen, Boeckman and Simpson had the only hits for Carson, which took advantage of five Truckee errors.

The 10-11 squad made five first-inning errors against Washoe, leading to eight runs and a huge deficit.

Ilex Garcia’s two-run single was a big blow.

A controversial call at first that went against Carson also extended the inning.

Carson did fight back with four runs in the top of the third thanks to two Washoe errors, doubles by Caleb Morgan and Devon Sanchez, and singles by Thomas Burchett and Aden McNabb.

Washoe, however, bounced back with seven runs in the third. The game ended after 3 1/2 innings because of the 10-run rule. Cooper Eaton and Decarlo Quintana also hit safely for Carson.

The Carson juniors scored two in the first, but managed just one run the rest of the way. The game was tied at 2 after three, but Reno took control thereafter.

Vernon Painter took the loss, throwing 95 pitches in 5 1/3 innings. Only two of the runs he allowed were earned. Painter had one hit as did Walker MacKenzie and Randy Herrera.


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