Carson all-stars win, get Washoe Valley in finals
Carson City’s 10-11-year-old all-stars avenged an early tournament loss thanks to the strong right arm of Kyle Krebs and some early generosity from Carson Valley’s pitchers.
Carson City improved to 5-1 in the tournament thanks to the 14-0 win and will face powerhouse Washoe Valley at 8 p.m. Thursday night.
Since Washoe hasn’t lost yet, Carson must win two straight to advance to the state tournament on July 24. The if game is scheduled for Friday.
“We got great pitching, good hitting and nice defensive play,” Carson City manager Kinkade DeJoseph said. “Carson Valley is a very good team. They were a little flat tonight. They beat us the first time we played so they are a strong team.
“The last few games we’ve been double digits in runs scored. It’s not just one guy, everybody is contributing.
Krebs threw a one-hitter and fanned six over five innings. It was by far his best effort of the tournament. He started fast, striking out five of the first six hitters he faced. The only hit he allowed came in the bottom of the third when Weston Rauber hit a triple to right-centerfield.
Carson Valley failed to score when Rauber tagged up at third on Tomas Leitenbauer’s flyball, but was thrown out thanks to quick, on-target throws by centerfielder Jesse Lopez and Krebs to preserve the 3-0 lead.
Carson got that lead in its first at-bat when CV starter Spencer Trivitt walked three batters, all of whom scored. A passed ball scored the first run and an error at third accounted for the last two of the inning.
Jace Keema made it 5-0 in the fourth with a two-run single, and Krebs had a key two-run single to highlight the nine-run fourth. Wesley Redman and Jesse Knorzer also had run-scoring hits. An error accounted for two runs.
Allen and Krebs had two hits apiece to lead Carson.
CARSON 5, C. VALLEY 2
Carson, thanks to three early runs, remained alive with a hard-fought victory over rival Carson Valley.
Carson took a 2-0 lead in its first at-bat as Kyle Glanzman doubled, moved to third on Nico Salm’s single and scored on an infield out by winning pitcher Jerry Thomas. Salm came around to score on Abel Carter’s single.
The winners upped their lead to 3-0 in the second when Derek Schafer, who had reached on a fielder’s choice, came around to score on a throwing error.
Thomas, who escaped jams in both the first and second innings, allowed two runs in the third.
Jayden Foster doubled and scored when Hayden Brown’s groundball was misplayed. Brown advanced to third on an infield hit and scored on a fielder’s choice.
The score remained 3-2 entering the top of the sixth.
Dan Morrison singled, moved to second on a wild pitch and to third on the ensuing throwing error. Morrison and the final run both scored on another error.
Carson plays at 5:30 p.m. today.