Prep Roundup: Schmidt homers twice to lead Dayton baseball
DAYTON — Justin Schmidt hit a two-run homer and a grand slam to lead Dayton to a 10-4 win against Fallon in a Northern 3A baseball game Friday.
The teams conclude the series Saturday with a doubleheader at Dayton.
Dayton spotted Fallon a 2-0 lead, but the Dust Devils roared back with eight runs in the bottom of the second.
Daniel Hastings drove in two runs, Schmidt hit a grand slam and Cole Purdy singled home a run to key the uprising.
Fallon sliced the deficit to 8-3 with a single run in the fifth. Schmidt hit his second homer of the game in the sixth.
Schmidt finished with six RBI. Hastings, Isaac Von Schoff, Jake Madson, Tyler Stolfich, Purdy and Colin Winebarger all had one hit.
Lefty Trevor Burrows went the distance, scattering seven hits and striking out seven. He also went 2-for-2 at the plate.
Falcons reach playoffs
MINDEN — Sierra Lutheran will return to the Northern 1A playoffs after sweeping Smith Valley on Friday.
Sierra Lutheran won the opener 5-4 and followed with an 11-1 mercy rule win in the second game.
In the opener, four runs in the fifth paved the way for the win. Zak Houghton went five innings and striking out five. He helped himself at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two RBI. He struck out the side in the fifth after SV loaded the bases,
Conner Braz’s double in the fifth was the blow that ended the game. Seth Houghton went 3 2/3 innings, striking out six and allowing just the one run.
“Overall we’re excited with the way the team performed in the series,” assistant coach Brandon Neal said. “We’ve been hitting the ball well and our pitching has been on point. We are excited to go back to regionals.”
Cornmesser blanks DHS in 4-inning game
DAYTON — Faith Cornmesser pitched a 2-hit shutout and drove in three runs with two doubles to lead the Fallon Greenwave to a 15-0 win over Dayton in the first game of a three-game Northern 3A softball series.
The teams square off Saturday at 10 a.m. for a doubleheader.
Cornmesser needed just 82 pitches to subdue Dayton. She struck out nine and walked four.
After a scoreless first inning, Fallon struck for six runs in the second.
Lorynn Fagg, Caitlyn Welch and Stacy Kait drove in runs, and Cornmesser doubled home two. Alex Jarrett drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
The Greenwave added two in the third and seven in the fourth. The game was called after four innings on the 15-run rule.
Welch and Shelbi Schulz each had three hits. Welch also had four RBI. Kait, Cornmesser and Fagg had two hits apiece.
Elizabeth Vincent and Marissa Hein had singles for Dayton.
Carson hosts Douglas in big twinbill
Carson and Douglas collide Saturday at 11 a.m. at CHS in a big Northern 4A softball doubleheader.
Douglas is tied with Bishop Manogue for second place in the Northern 4A. Each team is 13-5 and trails league-leading Spanish Springs, which is 17-1. Carson and Reed are a step back at 12-6. Damonte is sixth at 10-8, McQueen is seventh at 8-10 with Galena and Reno tied for the final playoff spot at 6-12.
Douglas is coming off a sweep of Galena and the Senators swept Wooster earlier this week.
Galena finishes with Damonte and Reno faces McQueen. Galena swept Reno during the regular season, and the only way the Huskies can get in is if they sweep McQueen today.