Fallon baseball sweeps key series vs. Dayton

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The Greenwave baseball team brought out the brooms last weekend, sweeping a key 3A East series from Dayton.

After winning Friday’s opener, 7-6, Fallon defeated the Dust Devils by double-digits in Saturday’s doubleheader, winning 10-0 and 12-2 at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex.

Fallon (5-1 3A East), which is first, travels to third-place Elko today to begin a three-game series with the Indians. The doubleheader is Friday.

In the only close game of the Dayton series, Fallon broke a 6-6 tie in the sixth inning after it tied the game in the fourth.

After the first two batters flied out to start the inning, junior Baylor Sandberg ripped a triple to right field. On the first pitch to sophomore James Kelsey in the next at-bat, a passed ball allowed Sandberg to score the winning run.

Senior Isaiah Diaz retired the Dayton side in order in the seventh after junior Bryce Adams pitched five innings, striking out five while allowing nine hits and six earned runs.

Senior Cooper Lee led the team at the plate with three hits and an RBI while Sandberg and sophomore Chase Carnahan finished with two hits. Senior Steven Moon, Kelsey, Lee, Sandberg and Diaz drove in one.

Kelsey threw a gem in Saturday’s first game, striking out five in five innings and allowing four hits. Kelsey helped his own cause, too, with a two-run single in the first inning followed by Trevor Hyde’s one-run double to give Fallon a 3-0 lead.

Fallon scored six more runs in the fourth inning after junior Carter Paul and senior Rylan Dixon singled with one out. Moon’s pop-up single scored Adams, who walked. Lee singled in Paul on an infield grounder followed by Sandberg’s two-run single to left. Lee scored on a wild pitch after Kelsey singled to load the bases, and Adams walked again in the inning, which scored Sandberg to give Fallon a 9-0 lead.

Fallon ended the game in the fifth when Sandberg’s two-out single scored Diaz.

Sandberg continued his success at the plate and on the hill in the second game.

Sandberg pitched five innings, striking out seven while giving up two earned runs on two hits, and also drove in three runs on two singles. Kelsey hit a solo home run and junior Brady Alves drove in two on two singles and Dixon also had two RBIs. Sophomore Mason Storm tripled.


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