Carson 9-10s stay alive
It wasn’t the prettiest game by any means, but the Carson Little League 9-10 all-stars are moving on to the next round and that’s all that matters.
Carson scored seven times in the second inning and made that stand up for a 16-11 win Friday night at Governors Field.
The win moves Carson into a 1:30 game today against either Reno Continental or North Tahoe.
The game was deadlocked at 2 after one inning, and then Carson scored seven runs and sent 10 batters to the plate.
Nico Salm singled and came around to score when Dan Morrison’s groundball was thrown away at first. Derek Schafer followed with a run-scoring double to make it 4-2.
Kyle Glanzman singled to drive in Schafer and took second on the play when the centerfielder let the ball get by him.
Landon Truesdale singled, but Glanzman was thrown out at home. After an error and walk, Zane Warkentin drove home two more runs with a single. After an out, Salm completed the barrage with a run-scoring single to make it 9-2.
Sparks cut the lead to 9-7 with two runs in the second and three in the third.
Two bases-loaded walks accounted for the runs in the second, and Colby Melton’s triple scored two of the three third-inning runs.
The game was stopped for approximately 20 minutes because of lightning at the end of the third inning, but that didn’t slow down Carson.
Schafer’s two-run single highligted a three-run fourth to make it 12-7 and RBIs from Schafer, Salm and Zach Schmidt made it 15-7 entering the bottom of the fifth.