Two titles: Fallon wins two 3A East diamond championships

Fallon’s Brady Alves doubles against Spring Creek on Saturday.

Fallon’s Brady Alves doubles against Spring Creek on Saturday.
Anthony Mori | Elko Daily Free Press

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The Greenwave baseball and softball teams clinched 3A East titles and No. 1 seeds to the regional tournaments after sweeping Spring Creek on Saturday.

After Friday’s games were rained out, Fallon’s baseball squad (14-0) needed a series win against undefeated Spring Creek to take the title and did that with a doubleheader sweep. The softball team (11-3) needed one win but got two, as well. Friday’s game will not be made up.

Both teams received a double-bye for the regional tournament and will play next week in Spring Creek.

In a battle of unbeatens, pitching paved the way for Fallon, winning 9-3 and 15-0 on Saturday in Elko County.

Baylor Sandberg continued his dominance on the hill, throwing a no-hitter in the second game. He struck out 11 in five innings while giving up a pair of walks in the mercy-ruled game.

Sandberg did it with his bat, driving in five on four hits, including a home run and double, while Brady Alves doubled twice, singled twice and drove in one. Bryce Adams drove in three on three singles, James Kelsey drove in two and Anthony Juarez had an RBI. Chase Carnhan had two hits.

In the 9-3 win, Fallon jumped on the Spartans for five runs in the first two innings and never looked back.

Kelsey and Juarez combined for 12 strikeouts with Kelsey fanning nine in four innings despite issuing 10 walks in a no-hit effort.

Sandberg and Alves each had three hits with Alves homering and doubling. Sandberg and Eric Cornejo drove in two, and Carnahan and Kelsey each had two hits. Kelsey also drove in two and Adams had an RBI.


On the softball diamond, Fallon defeated Spring Creek, 17-2 and 7-1.

In the first game, Fallon scored 16 unanswered runs between the third and fifth innings after trailing 2-1.

Vernita Fillmore led Fallon at the plate with four hits and four RBIs, Kiley Wallace drove in three on three hits, and Maddie Keller and Layla Walker singled twice and drove in two runs.

Janessa Bettencourt struck out six in five innings while allowing eight hits and one walk.

Fallon led all the way in the final game of the regular season as Fillmore struck out 10 and allowed three hits and three walks.

Bettencourt, Reece Hutchings and Taralynn Vershum each had two hits. Vershum led with two RBIs, and Bettencourt, Hutchings, Fillmore and Rochelle Prentice each had one. Vershum, Wallace and Fillmore also doubled.


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