ELKO — Fallon scored an unearned run in the sixth inning to edge Dayton, 5-4, in the first round of the Northern 1A regional baseball tournament Thursday at Spring Creek.
The loss drops Dayton into a consolation bracket game today at 8 a.m. against either Fernley, South Tahoe or Elko. Dayton needs a win to stay alive.
“For a young team without any playoff experience, I was proud of our effort against the defending state champion,” Dayton coach Mike Burrows said.
“We just have to learn to perform in pressure situations on the biggest of stages.”
Fallon took a 4-0 lead after two-run outbursts in the first and second, but Dayton answered with four in the third on a triple by Jesse Schmidt and a two-run homer by Gage Duke. Fallon went ahead with the aforementioned unearned run in the sixth to take a one-run lead. Dayton went out 1-2-3 in the top of the seventh,
Schmidt and Zach Woitas had two hits apiece, while Nick Hein, Trevor Burrows, Kacey Cram and Duke had a hit each.
Trevor Burrows picked up the loss, allowing three earned runs and five hits in six innings.
Carson hosts region swimming
The top Division I and I-A swimmers in northern Nevada will converge on Carson Aquatic Facility for the regional swimming championships.
The top three swimmers in each event advance to the state meet at UNLV a week from Saturday.
Action gets under way today at 3 and at 10 a.m on Saturday.
Dagen Kipling, Brett Kolb, Reece Canfield, Jesse Session, Dylan Popoff and Bryan Remick have been the top boys swimmers this year, and America Brena-Gutierrez, Ashley Meyer, Christy Krahn and Cristina Saenz have turned in top performances for the girls. Kipling, who is headed to UNLV, has been a double winner all season for the Senators.
Douglas still alive
After winning eight of nine games to end the regular season, Douglas saw its momentum interrupted in first-round region tournament play Thursday when McQueen capitalized on a 19-strikeout performance by pitcher Emily Mitchell for a 7-1 win in 11 innings.
Douglas came back to win its elimination game against Bishop Manogue, 10-8. The Tigers will play again Friday at 2:30 p.m. against the loser between Spanish Springs and Reno.
Damonte Ranch knocked off Galena 16-6 in the other elimination game.