Carson 11-12’s stay alive; 10-11’s take second place
Carson City’s 11-12-year-old all-star team stayed alive in the District 1 tournament with a 9-4 win over Carson Valley Thursday night at Governors Field.
The win sends Carson into a loser’s bracket game at 5:30 p.m. today against Reno Continental. Carson defeated the Reno squad 7-5 earlier in the tournament.
Carson trailed 3-1 in this game, but exploded for eight runs in its last two at-bats to grab the win.
“We didn’t hit at all the first four innings,” Carson manager Jim Andrews said. “We were just flat. Their guy had a weird motion; came from behind his ear.”
Connor Leahy and Shane Andrews led Carson’s offense the last two innings.
Leahy hit a two-run triple to highlight the five-run fifth and Andrews slammed a three-run homer in the sixth. Both players finished with three hits.
Geo Ramirez picked up the win with three solid innings of relief work.
WASHOE 6, CARSON 0
Carson’s offense was nowhere to be found, as Zac Ukitis and William Hogan combined for a no-hitter in the championship game.
Carson finished the tournament with a 5-2 record.
The left-handed Ukitis fanned seven and walked one in four innings. Hogan struck out three and walked one.
Carson had just four baserunners the entire game, and just one runner in scoring position.
That came in the third after Ukitis struck out the first two hitters of the inning. Bryce Moyle reached on an error and moved to second on a walk to Jayden DeJoseph. Ukitis whiffed Kyle Krebs for the third out. Carson managed just one baserunner the rest of the game.
Washoe scored one in the first off Moyle thanks to two throwing errors.
The winners upped the lead to 4-0 in the second with three runs. Ukitis led off with a double and scored ahead of Jake Berger’s homer. Moyle retired the next hitter, but surrendered a solo homer to Bryan Madison.
Tez Allen came on in the third and threw two scoreless innings before giving up two runs in the fifth on a Zach Williams double.