WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Despite outhitting Northgate, 12-11, Carson High dropped an 8-7 decision in a nonleague baseball game Thursday afternoon at Ted Abbott Field.
The loss dropped Carson to 6-6 overall while Northgate improved to 10-2.
Carson fell into an early 4-0 hole and never recovered though the Senators had the tying run on second when the game ended.
“It was a huge hole,” Carson coach Bryan Manoukian said. “The kids did an unbelievable job battling back against a very good team. We kept putting the offensive pressure on them. We were one hit away from tying the game.”
Carson cut the lead to 4-2 in the third when Abel Carter drove in a run on a fielder’s choice and Trevor Edis hit an RBI single. Northgate made it 5-2 after three, but the Senators closed to 5-3 in the fourth on a run-scoring single by Jesse Lopez, who moved back to the No. 9 spot and went 3-for-3. Northgate made it 7-3 with two runs in the fifth, driving starter Bryce Moyle from the mound. Moyle gave up seven runs and nine hits.
The Senators closed to 7-6 with three in the top of the sixth on a two-run double by Landon Truesdale and a single by Moyle.
Northgate made it 8-6 with a run in the bottom of the sixth off reliever Cole McDannald.
In the top of the seventh, Carson made it 8-7 when Jared Barnard scored pinch-runner Kyle Glanzmann with a two-out double. Glanzmann had replaced Edis, who had doubled to start the inning.
Carson returns to action today at 4 p.m. against Berean Christian at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord.
• The Carson JV baseball team dropped a 15-3 decision to Manogue on Monday at the Manogue JV Tournament. The game was stopped after 4 1/2 innings because of the 10-run rule.
Manogue got off to a 9-0 lead before Carson scored two in the fourth. Manogue put the game out of reach with six more in the fourth.
Kenny Aydelott and Mark Trost hit safely for Carson.
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RENO — The NIAA Board of Control didn’t make any decision on a statewide 4A/5A proposal on realignment that was scheduled for Thursday morning at the Silver Legacy.
According to reports, Pam Sloan from Southern Nevada said more time is needed to discuss the proposal.
There’s a statewide movement to have five divisions, and if that happens there probably wouldn’t be a 4A in the north. If the Northern 4A remains intact, there probably wouldn’t be a 5A state tournament.
According to Carson athletic director Blair Roman, who attended the first day of the two-day meeting, Reed and Bishop Manogue want to go 5A in all sports. Spanish Springs and Reno want to be 4A in football and 5A in other sports. The remaining seven schools, including Carson, want to remain 4A in all sports.
Commissioner Ron McNutt said the next 4A meeting is May 1 and the next Board of Control is in June. He said that he expects a lot more discussion at those meetings regarding the realignment.
Once again, North Valleys is looking to move down to 3A, and North Valleys AD Richard Peraldo said once again he’s ready to take on the travel issues involved. He wants his student-athletes to have a chance to be more competitive, and logically NV would be more competitive at a lower level than in the 4A. If North Valleys was to move down, it would give the current 3A 10 teams, and that might force Wooster back to 4A football.