Fallon baseball slips past Fernley 4-3 but loses series

Brady Alves (18) of Fallon reaches high to prevent the ball from going into the outfield as Fernley’s Brandon McCullar reaches second. Also involved with the play is Greenwave second baseman Francisco Tapia (4). Fallon won the first game against Fernley in the three-game series. (Steve Ranson/LVN)

Brady Alves (18) of Fallon reaches high to prevent the ball from going into the outfield as Fernley’s Brandon McCullar reaches second. Also involved with the play is Greenwave second baseman Francisco Tapia (4). Fallon won the first game against Fernley in the three-game series. (Steve Ranson/LVN)

Fallon’s Cooper Lee singled with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday to give Fallon a 4-3 win at home in Northern 3A East baseball.
At Fernley, Fallon lost 11-6 and 19-11. Those games will be updated online.
With one out, Brady Alves reached base on an error followed by Bryce Adams’ single. Steve Moon singled to load the bases.
Fernley pitcher Jacob Bigrigg, who entered the game in relief in the seventh inning, then struck out Matt Davis. Lee then jumped on the first pitch for a single to shortstop that scored Alves.
Fallon is 3-3 and now plays at home Wednesday at 11 a.m. against Elko. Larry Barker, Voice of the Greenwave, will broadcast the Lady Wave softball game on KKTU 99.5 FM and Network 1 Sports. Fallon then travels to Elko for a doubleheader beginning at 11 a.m. Barker will broadcast those games.
Fallon jumped on Fernley pitching for 11 hits and took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.
With runners at first and second base, third baseman Avery Strasdin ripped a double to score a run.
In the visitor half of the third inning, Tucker Hall scored on a passed ball, Ryan Gamsby raced home on a wild pitch and Bigrigg singled with the bases loaded to put Fernley on top.
The Greenwave tied the game in the fourth inning. Francisco Tapia tripled in a run, and Davis’ sacrifice fly knotted the game at 3.
Neither team could gain any momentum until the bottom of the eighth inning when the Wave scored the game-winning win.
Damien Towne earned the win in relief. Over two innings, he allowed no hits and struck out five. Tyler Austin began the game and pitched for six innings. He struck out eight but allowed seven walks.
Fernley took two from Fallon on Saturday, 11-6 and 19-11.
In the first game, Fernley erased a Fallon lead and scored five runs in the fourth and three in the sixth.
Adams drive in two runs in the third, and Austin walked with the bases loaded., Austin hit into a fielder’s choice and Strasdin singled in the sixth inning.
Towne started the game and took the loss. Gamsby picked up the win for the Vaqueros.

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