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Fallon baseball takes down Spring Creek

Steve Puterski
sputerski@lahontanvalleynews.com
Fallon ace Alex Mendez delivers a pitch during the Wave's 3-1 win over Spring Creek on Friday. The Wave won two of three games to take the series.
Lauren Deane / Elko Daily Free Press | LVN

Northern Division I-A baseball

Team League Overall

Elko 5-1 8-3

Fallon 5-1 5-6

Spring Creek 4-2 7-3

South Tahoe 3-3 5-6

Sparks 3-3 7-3

Lowry 1-5 3-7

Fernley 0-0 3-0

Dayton 0-3 0-3

Truckee 0-4 1-7

He may just be the best pitcher in the league

After another dazzling performance on Friday, Fallon sophomore ace Alex Mendez has put the Northern Division I-A on notice.

The standout righty led the charge as the Greenwave took two of three games at Spring Creek last weekend.

Fallon improves to 5-1 in league, 5-6 overall and is tied for first with Elko (5-1, 8-3). The Wave returns to the diamond today to battle cross-county rival Fernley at 3 p.m. at the Edward Arciniega Complex.

Mendez, though, blew through the Spartans lineup time and again on Friday as he fanned 11 batters, walked three and allowed one run on three hits in the Wave’s 3-1 win.

Fallon followed with an 8-2 loss in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, then rebounded for an 18-4 dismantling of Spring Creek in the finale.

As for Friday, Mendez allowed the lone run in the first inning, but shut down the Spartans the rest of the way.

Tied at 1 in the top of the sixth inning, Fallon pushed across a pair of runs to seal the win.

Joe Pyle had two hits, while Marshall Coverston, Riley Williams and Kyle Larsen each scored for Fallon. Dylan Jabines and Brock Uptain each drove in one run.

As for Saturday, Fallon was limited to just four hits in the loss, but countered with 17 in the finale.

Williams added three hits with a home run, double and three RBIs, while Austin Bischoff had three hits including two doubles and six RBIs.

Coverston, Pyle, Will Bliss and Sage Mori each had two hits as Coverston and Pyle each added doubles.

Reliever Chase McElvain, meanwhile was solid out of the bullpen earning the win by striking out five and allowing two runs on two hits in three innings. Clay Davison finished the game with one strike out in two innings.

After today’s game against Fernley, Fallon returns to the diamond on April 3-4 for a three-game set with Elko at the Edward Arciniega Complex.