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Brolsma and Parlsey lead Astros over Bighorns

Brolsma and Parsley lead Astros over Bighorns

Appeal Staff Report

Former Carson High stars Owen Brolsma and Logan Parsley helped the Reno Astros pull away from the Nevada Bighorns in a 9-2 win on Wednesday at Moana Stadium.

The Bighorns trailed just 4-2 after six innings before the Astros scored three runs in the seventh inning and two in the eighth. The Astros jumped to a 2-0 lead in the second. Former Galena and Western Nevada College star Andrew Ferguson hit an RBI sacrifice fly and Parsley, who will be a sophomore at WNC, followed with an RBI triple.

The Bighorns came back to tie the game 2-2 in the third. Eric Melendez singled and Shane Kockenmeister followed with a sacrifice bunt. After Kevin Schlange singled, Tyson Jaquez hit an RBI double and Schlange scored on a wild pitch to make it 2-2.

The Astros went up 4-2 in the fourth. Mike Gillies singled and Brolsma hit an RBI double. Parsley had an RBI sacrifice fly to make it 4-2.

In the seventh, Gillies tripled and Brolsma followed with an RBI single. Brolsma scored on a flyball and Parsley hit an RBI single to make it 7-2. In the eighth, Gillies hit an RBI single and Brolsma hit an RBI triple to make it 9-2.

Brolsma and Gillies each had three hits, Parsley had two hits and former Galena and University of Nevada star Jeff Tolotti added a single. Nick Nyman and Daniel Eastham each had two hits and Ryan Simpson added a hit for the Bighorns. Starting pitcher Billy Moss (2 1/3 innings) and Jeff Young (3 2/3 innings) combined to pitch six effective innings for the Bighorns.

The Bighorns will next play on Saturday against El Dorado Hills (Calif.) in a doubleheader at Ron McNutt Field, beginning at 3 p.m.