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PREPS: Dayton baseball, softball teams stay undefeated

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

LOVELOCK – Kenzie Cole pitched a 1-hitter and struck out 18, and helped herself with a homer and two RBIs to lead Dayton to an 8-1 win in the opening game of Saturday’s doublehader against Lovelock.

In the nightcap, Dayton managed an 11-7 win as Makayla Shadle collected three hits and picked up the win in the circle.

“We’re getting together as a team really well,” said Dayton coach Daven Passalacqua. “Kenzie is at the top of her game and Makayla is doing very well. This is the best team we’ve had since I’ve been involved here.”

Cole allowed just a third-inning homer. Other than that, the Boise State-bound right-hander was dominant in the circle.

Shadle and Natasha Wells collected two hits each. Wells drove in two runs. Cheyenna Burrows doubled home a run.

In the second game, Wells hit a homer and drove in two runs. Cole and Burrows also had two hits.

BASEBALL: DUST DEVILS SWEEP

LOVELOCK – Dayton improved to 7-0 with a doubleheader seep of Lovelock, 11-4 and 11-5, Saturday afternoon in a Lahontan League battle.

“It went really well,” Dayton coach Jay Merrell said. “We had slow starts both games. We got great pitching from everybody who took the mound. We were able to score late and win both games.”

Dayton hosts Yerington Tuesday at 4 p.m.

In the opener, Dayton and Lovelock were tied 4-4 after seven innings. The Dust Devils scored seven times in the seventh to win the game. The key hits were a two-run single by Conner Oliver, who worked the first six innings, and a three-run homer by Forrest Burrows.

Oliver and Tim Ply each finished with three hits. Sam Hadley went 2-for-5. Ply picked up the win in relief. Oliver fanned nine in his six-inning effort.

In the second game, Dayton trailed 3-1 after three, but went ahead for good with a four-run fourth inning. Oliver and Hadley both had run-scoring hits to key the surge.

Oliver went 4-for-5 and homered en route to a five-RBI game. Winning pitcher Houston Berntson also went 4-for-5 with an RBI. Hadley went 3-for-4 with two RBI. Jake Koch added a solo homer.

Berntson worked the entire game and fanned nine batters.

TRACK: ARIAS WINS TWICE

FERNLEY – Kathy Arias won the shot put and discus at a multiple-team meet at Fernley High School.

Arias threw 121-3 in the discus and 36-4 in the shot put to highlight the girls’ effort. Katrina Breithaupt placed second in the 1,600, clocking a 6:10. D.J. Ply was fourth in the pole vault at 7-feet and Alejandro Leon was fourth in the discus with an 81-7, a PR by approximately 10 feet. Lettie Lynch was second in the 200 at 28.16, and she was also in fifth in the 100.

Tylor Bard was the only Dayton boy to win an event. He won the high jump with a mark of 5-11, a PR. Manuel Castaneda was second in the discus with an effort of 107-6. Geiger McElroy was fourth in the 100 (12.4) and fourth in the triple jump (36-2). Cameron McGifford was fourth in the 110 hurdles (17.8) and fourth in the 300 hurdles (46.1). Joey Moore was fourth in the discus at 101-2.