Carson High baseball

Senators shut down Reed in regional play-in game

Carson will travel to Reno Tuesday for first round contest

Carson High starting pitcher, Aden McNabb (24), deals toward home plate Friday night at Reed High School, during the Class 5A regional play-in game. McNabb threw all five innings for the Senators with four strikeouts and three earned runs in the win.

Carson High starting pitcher, Aden McNabb (24), deals toward home plate Friday night at Reed High School, during the Class 5A regional play-in game. McNabb threw all five innings for the Senators with four strikeouts and three earned runs in the win.
Photo by Carter Eckl.

 Carson (1-15) and Reed (1-15) had met just three days prior to Friday’s regional play-in game.
The Raiders won on the Senators’ field, but Carson responded in emphatic fashion.
With a 16-4 win in five innings, Carson High baseball secured at least two more games this season in the regional playoffs.
The regional play-in game between the No. 8 and No. 9 teams was decided on by the Class 5A baseball coaches and, with the win, means the Senators will travel to Reno Tuesday for a clash with the No. 1 Huskies (14-2) at 4 p.m.
“It’s huge. I think it means a lot to everybody,” said Carson senior Trey Thomas about earning two more games. “It also gives confidence and experience to our younger guys for next year as well.”


Senator offense piles on
Carson put up a crooked number in all five innings Friday evening.
With wind gusts continually blowing dirt up and manipulating fly balls, it was a challenging evening in the field.
The Senators put up four runs in the both the first and second innings.
Thomas started the scoring in the first inning with an RBI single after the Senators had drawn two leadoff walks.
Ian Fontaine drove in another run on a 2-1 pitch before Devon Sanchez drew a bases loaded walk.
Caleb Morgan also drew a bases loaded walk to cap the four-run first inning.
Fontaine doubled in another run in the second inning before DeCarlo Quintana singled in a run of his own.
By the end of the second inning, Carson led 8-0.
In the third inning, Thomas launched a middle-middle curveball over the left-center field fence for a three-run homer, putting Carson in front 11-3.
“I just wanted our team to win really badly. That was what was really what was in my head,” said Thomas, who went 4-for-5 with four RBIs in the win.
Dillon Damico, Aiden Lopez, Fontaine and Morgan all tallied two RBIs in the win.


(Devon Sanchez lands on home plate after a Senator bunt in the second inning. Sanchez was 1-for-2 with two walks drawn in Carson’s 16-4 win over Reed in the Class 5A regional play-in game. / Carter Eckl)

On the bump, Aden McNabb was consistent and handled the elements well.
The Senator hitters drew nine walks in the wind while McNabb allowed just four in his five innings of work.
McNabb gave up three earned runs in picking up the win and threw 65 strikes on 105 total pitches.
“He was excellent. I thought he did amazing. He really battled for us and really gave us the chance to win today,” said Thomas. “We were all confident and ready to play today.”
No matter what happens Tuesday against No. 1 Reno, Carson will be back in action Wednesday at 4 p.m.
If the Senators’ upset the Huskies, they’ll get the winner of No. 4 McQueen and No. 5 Spanish Springs in the second round.
Otherwise, Carson will get the loser of the 4/5 matchup in the consolation round where a second loss means elimination. Every game from here on out will be a road contest for the Senators.

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