Carson High baseball earned its second league win of the season Saturday with an 8-3 victory over Reed at home.
The Senators got another masterful display on the mound from Aden McNabb, who went 5.1 innings and struck out six while allowing one earned run.
“My fastball has definitely improved a lot over the years. Mostly, my changeup has developed over this season so far,” said McNabb. “I just want to keep the ball low. Don’t really let them hit it hard anywhere. … I want to improve on my pitch efficiency.”
While McNabb gave up just three hits, he got several runs in support early on.
Carson scored in the bottom of the first inning on a wild pitch and tacked on a second run courtesy of a bad throw from a Raider pitcher.
Up 3-0, Marcus Montes blasted a home run that ricocheted back onto the field after hitting the scoreboard in center field.
Montes and Jeremy Hernandez both tallied two hits for Carson while Montes was credited with three RBIs.
“I was just hunting fastball and that was the first pitch I got,” said Montes. “Honestly, I didn’t think it was going to go out.”
Montes hit the homer into the wind, which was blowing in and to right field for most of the afternoon.
Carson is now 4-11 on the season and 2-5 in Class 5A North league play.
Dayton baseball drops doubleheader to Spring Creek
The Dust Devils mashed the baseball over the weekend, but came up short against Spring Creek.
Dayton fell in game one, 13-12, before dropping the second contest, 22-8.
Jacob Moore was 6-for-10 in the two games with a home run, two doubles and five runs driven in.
Moore is hitting .538 this season.
Garrett Cowee was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs.
Isaac Perry and Ivor Evans are both hitting over .400.
Dayton is now 1-6-1.
Dayton softball sweeps Spring Creek
Dayton High softball is off to a 4-2 start after sweeping Spring Creek over the weekend by final scores of 2-0 and 8-4.
Dana Micone was 6-for-7 over the two contests and knocked in a pair of runs in game two.
Zoee Wass went 3-for-4 in the opener and drove in one of the two Dust Devil runs.
Freshman pitcher LaSade Conti struck out 25 batters over the two games.
Charlotte Stevens knocked in a pair in game two while Alexis Munoz and Kendra Gardner each were credited with an RBI as well.
Carson softball goes 1-4 over weekend
Carson High softball blew out Spanish Springs on Friday before falling in its next four games over the weekend tournament in Sparks.
Against Spanish Springs, Rhys Branham hit a three-run home run and a grand slam.
By the end of the contest, Branham had driven in nine RBIs – which is tied for the fifth most RBIs in a single game in state history, per the NIAA softball record book.
Kiele Franco was 4-for-4 with two doubles in the win as well.
The Senators fell to Woodcreek (6-4), James Logan (9-1) and Churchill County (10-2).
In their first meeting with Douglas this season, the Tigers got the upper hand 12-0 in four innings.
Carson track and field run at Reed-Sparks Rotary Invite
Sophomore Eleanor Romeo was sixth in the 800-meter run in 2:45.06 during the Reed-Sparks Rotary Invite last weekend for the Carson High girls track team.
Romeo’s time was a personal record.
In the 1,600, Vea Miner led the Senators with a fifth place finish in 5:36.81, a personal record.
Hannah Budd and Jinnie Ponczoch were sixth and seventh in the 1,600.
The 3,200 saw similar results for Carson as Ponczoch led the way with a third place finish.
Miner was fourth while freshman Madison Hager took eighth.
Sophomore Anne Davis was fourth in the 100-meter hurdles in 17.57 before taking fourth in the 300-meter hurdles. Davis finished in ninth in the long jump, setting a personal record with a mark of 14-7.
Junior Mackenzie Fernandez cleared 4 feet, 10 inches in the high jump to take fourth.
On the boys side, Tristan Rutledge was fourth in the 800 meters in 2:04.69, setting a season record.
Sawyer Macy was ninth in the 1,600 in 4:59.19.
Three Senators placed in the top 10 in the 3,200 as Macy took third (9:59.95) with a personal record.
Freshman Sean Thornton was fourth in 10:21.56 while sophomore Alex Miner was ninth in 10:32.89.
The Carson girls were seventh in the team standings with 42 points while the boys took 13th with 17 points.
For Dayton High, Molly McGrew took fourth in 400 in 63.02, setting a season record.
Whitney Winward was fifth in the 800 meters in 2:44.76, which was also a season record.
The 4x800 foursome of Winward, Isabel Soto, Aspen Evans and Allison Hoffman were third in 11:37.52.
Rachel Ply took 10th in the discus, flinging the disc for a mark of 82-9. Ply was ninth in the high jump, clearing 4-8.
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