DAYTON — The Dayton Dust Devils, after getting mercy ruled on Friday afternoon, bounced back with a vengeance on Saturday.
Trevor Burrows threw a two-hit shutout and Dylan Baker hit a grand slam in the opener to lead Dayton to a 7-0 win, and then Baker and Jesse Schmidt homered in the nightcap to complete the sweep in a 16-1 victory over Spring Creek.
“Today was all about pitching,” Dayton coach Mike Burrows said. “We had outstanding efforts by Trevor and Isaac. To hold that offense to one run on the day was really impressive.
“Offensively, we did a much better job getting into plus counts and making hard contact that led to some big innings. These wins got us right back in the thick of it.”
Burrows allowed just two hits while fanning eight and walking two in his route-going performance.
The Dust Devils scored single runs in the second and third, and Nick Hein hit a solo homer to make it 3-0 in the fourth.
Baker added insult to injury when he bashed a grand slam in the bottom of the fourth to extend the lead to 7-0.
Burrows helped his own cause with a hit and Jesse Schmidt went 2-for-2. Baker, Justin Schmidt, Hein and Zach Woitas added a hit apiece.
In the second game, Dayton scored six in the third and 10 in the fourth. The game was stopped after four innings because of the NIAA’s new 15-run rule after three.
Isaac Von Schoff allowed one run and four hits in picking up the mound win.
Jake Madson’s two-run hit keyed the six-run inning. He finished with three RBI on the day.
In the 10-run fourth, Jesse Schmidt hit a two-run homer to score Burrows, who reached on a single. Baker followed with his second homer of the day. After a bases-loaded walk scored one and an error scored two, Burrows drove in two and Jesse Schmidt ended the barrage with a run-scoring hit.
Burrows went 3-for-4, while Baker, Justin Schmidt and Aidan Howe all had two hits.
Dayton hosts Fernley Friday at 3 and a doubleheader Saturday starting at 11.
Spanish Springs 10, Douglas 9 (9 innings)
Just two days after watching Douglas pick up a walk-off win in Minden, Spanish Springs returned the favor on Saturday with a two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Colton Foreman’s bases loaded singled drove Marlin Brucato home to break a 9-9 tie. Douglas had scored one in the top of the ninth to take a 9-8 lead, however, the Tigers left the bases loaded when Brucato retired the side on a strikeout.
Douglas took a 5-0 lead in the third inning, highlighted by Haden Keller’s grand-slam, then made it 6-0 in the fourth on a solo home run by Tristan Futch.
Kindel Isham and Riley Wilkinson both hit 3-for-4 to help the Tigers offensively.
Forman went 4-for-6 with five RBI, Martin 4-for-6 with three RBI to lead the Cougars.
Pradere places fifth
CHANDLER, Ariz. — Abigail Pradere placed fifth in the 800 at the Chandler Nike Rotary meet Saturday night.
Pradere ran a 2:15.46. An hour earlier, she placed 11th in the 1600 with a 5:14.33.
“We are pleased with the 800, especially because of the short turnaround and it’s so early in the year,” said Steve Pradere, who’s coaching the girls distance runners this year.
“My goal was to run fast,” the younger Pradere said. “My approach was not to go out too fast.”
In the 1600, Pradere was hoping to run a little faster, but she was pleased nonetheless.
“I wanted to run faster,” she said. “It was still a good time. I was trying to run even splits.”
Pradere said she would look to run slightly negative splits later in the season.
Meyer excels for CHS
FALLON — Harry Meyer turned in two personal bests to lead Carson at the 45th annual Elks Invitational on Saturday.
Meyer was sixth in the 300 hurdles, clocking a 43.30 and was seventh in the 110 hurdles with a 16.28.
The Carson girls were 13th with 23 points and the boys were 14th with 15 points. Reed won both the boys and girls title.
The relay squads were fifth (3200, 9:03.01), sixth (800, 1:35.8), seventh (1600, 3:41.62) and 11th (400).
Meyer, Spencer Rogers, Chance Smith and Ben Granados ran in the 400; Brandon Basa, Granados, Jonny Barahona and Smith ran the 800; Darryll Heyward, Basa, Brandon Copeland and Barahona ran the 1600, and Adam Flaten, Logan Mead, Trinity Medina and Jayson Legott comprised the 3200 team.
On the girls side, freshman Gabriela Lopez took fourth in the 3200 with a PR of 11:55.08 and Ashley Britt was seventh in the 300 hurdles at 51.37. Britt was also 11th in the 100 hurdles at 18.83. Annika Wick was 10th in the 400 at 65.53.
Dajarrah Navarro was seventh in the high jump at 4-10 and Ku’ulei Haupu was ninth at 4-6. Abbey Paulson was sixth in the long jump with a PR of 15-7 1/4 and Anya Woodbury was 10th in the triple jump at 32-7. The 400 relay quartet of Logan Bigley, Woodbury, Paulson and Erica Basa turned in a 53.5 en route to a fifth-place finish.
Mason leads Dayton
FALLON — The Dayton girls were 15th with 13 points thanks to the efforts of Ashley Mason, who was fourth in the long jump with a 15-11 1/2 and fourth in the triple jump at 34-5 1/4.
Kassie Strong was ninth in the discus with a mark of 99-3. Sydney Strickler was 15th in the 100. David Delfin was 11th in the discus at 121-feet and Jeffrey Walker was 11th in the pole vault at 10-6.
Reed 1-8, Douglas 0-0
Reed’s Julia Jensen was dominant on Saturday as she pitched back-to-back shutouts, winning 1-0 and 8-0, and helped her own cause in game two when she hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in Sparks.
Douglas freshman Destiny Vaughan pitched one-hit ball over six innings, only to fall on the short end of the score in the sixth inning when the Raiders pushed across an unearned run.
Jensen, the returning region Player of the Year who has committed to the University of Nevada, pitched a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts in game one. She came back to pitch a two-hitter with nine strikeouts in game two.
Jensen hit a two-run homer in the first inning and followed with a three-run shot in the third inning to give Reed a 5-0 lead.
Douglas only had two base runners in the two games.
DAYTON — The Dust Devils won their first series in two years after splitting Saturday’s doubleheader with Spring Creek.
Dayton, thanks to a 14-run fourth inning, won the opener, 23-16. Spring Creek took the nightcap, 2-1, in eight innings despite an outstanding pitching performance by Caleigh Onstott.
“It’s nice to get the series win,” Dayton coach Dusti Houk said. “It’s the first one since I came back. Caleigh pitched outstanding the second game, and our defense cleaned it up.”
In the opener, Dayton trailed 12-9 entering the bottom of the fourth and put the game away with its double-digit inning. Aleeah Howe hit a grand slam and Julie Rogacs had a two-run double in the game-changing barrage.
Howe went 3-for-6 with three runs scored and five RBI.
Spring Creek and Dayton were tied at 1 at the end of regulation, and the teams went to the international tiebreaker in the eighth. Spring Creek pushed across the winning run and Dayton failed to score.
Amanda Woitas drove in Dayton’s only run in the second game. Onstott and Rogacs also hit safely.
Dayton, 2-4 in league, hosts Fernley this weekend in a three-game series.