Wave push win streak to 10 after Lowry sweep

Fallon senior Francisco Tapia picked up a win on the mound in his last outing in front of the home crowd on Saturday.

Fallon senior Francisco Tapia picked up a win on the mound in his last outing in front of the home crowd on Saturday.

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Pitching paved the way in a series sweep and extended the Greenwave baseball team’s winning streak to 10 with three games left in the season.
Fallon opened with a 7-2 win over Lowry on Friday at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex before sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader, 9-7 and 6-2. Fallon travels to Spring Creek this weekend for the last series of the regular season. The 3A regional tournament is next week in Winnemucca.
Senior Damien Towne and James Kelsey pitched Fallon to the series-opening win with Towne allowing two runs on three hits while striking out four in four and ⅔ innings.
After Lowry tied the game at one in the third, Brady Alves doubled in Steven Moon, who singled to open the inning. Towne helped his own cause with a line-drive, two-out single to center that scored Alves to give Fallon a 3-1 lead.
Fallon added a pair in the following inning when Moon’s sac fly to left scored Baylor Sandberg and Cooper Lee’s single scored Kelsey.

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Fallon senior Lucas Prinz looks for the sign before hitting against Lowry.

Towne ran into trouble in the fifth after he retired the first two batters. A single followed by three consecutive walks allowed Lowry to score its second run of the game before Towne exited the game. Kelsey struck out the next batter with the bases loaded.
Carter Paul’s single in the bottom half of the inning gave Fallon a four-run cushion before Towne’s single in the sixth inning scored Lee for a 7-2 advantage.
The Greenwave battled from an early, four-run hole in Saturday’s doubleheader opener.
Tyler Austin’s two-run double in the first cut the deficit in half and in his next at-bat in the third, Austin doubled again, scoring Alves. Towne followed on the next play with an RBI single to score Austin and tie the game at four.
Lowry retook the lead in the fourth inning when two runs scored on passed balls with two outs in the same at-bat.
Fallon, though, tied the game quickly when Lee singled in Moon, who singled and then stole second. Alves’ single to left field scored Lee and tied the game at six. Isaiah Diaz’s sac fly to center gave Fallon the lead, 7-6, when Alves scored. Sandberg’s two-out single scored Austin for an 8-6 advantage.
Lowry scored its final run in the fifth on a single but not before Fallon recovered the run when Alves’ groundout scored Moon in the bottom half.
Paul, who struck out five, retired the last six Buckaroos to end the game. Austin started the game, going four innings and allowed two earned runs while striking out seven.
Fallon didn’t trail in the series finale, scoring a pair in each of the first, fourth and fifth innings, giving senior Francisco Tapia the win on the hill. Tapia pitched five innings and struck out three.
After Lee and Austin singled in the first inning, Towne singled on an 0-2 count to score Lee for the first run of the game. Isaac Martinez’s RBI groundout scored Austin.
Down 2-0, Lowry scored on an RBI single in the fourth but Fallon responded with two runs on two outs. Moon’s single on the second pitch scored Tapia to give Fallon a 3-1 lead. Moon later scored on a shortstop error when Alves singled on a hard infield grounder.
Two more runs came across in the next inning when Martinez’s sac fly scored Austin followed by Tim Spencer’s sac fly to left, which scored Towne.
Fallon recognized its senior class, which included Austin, Tapia, Spencer, Towne and Lucas Prinz on Saturday.


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