Carson improves to 9-9 in 23-0 rout
RENO — Carson High evened its record at 9-9 with a 23-0 win over Hug on Monday in a Northern Division I baseball game.
The game was stopped after five innings because of the 10-run rule. The teams will meet tonight at 6 at Ron McNutt Field.
Carson pounded out 21 hits, as seldom-used reserves Connor Leahy and Joe Runge enjoyed huge games.
Leahy went 3-for-5 with a career-high five RBI, while Runge went 2-for-5 with four RBI. Gehrig Tucker went 3-for-4 with two RBI. Seamus Burns, Chase Blueberg, Dom Norton, Brandon Allen and John Holton all finished with two hits.
Eleven Carson players contributed offensively.
Carson took a 4-0 lead in the first when TJ Thomsen walked and scored on a triple by Tucker. Blueberg followed with a run-scoring single and Allen tripled him home.
Runge’s two-run double keyed a seven-run second which made it 11-0, and Carson scored 10 in the third (on 11 hots) to complete its scoring.
Blueberg worked the first two innings, allowing a hit. Norton worked the final three innings without a hit.
Carson softball routs Hug
RENO — The Senators exploded for 10 first-inning runs en route to a 16-2 Northern Division I win over the Hawks on Monday.
The game was called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
Carson improved to 8-9-1 on the season. The teams meet at Carson today at 3:45 p.m.
The Senators tallied six hits in the opening inning, two by Jennifer Purcell and one each by Kandis Tuttle, Bailey Allen, Becka Breuer and Malia Tiffer.
Hug scored one in the first and one in the fourth off of Tuttle, who made her first start of the year for the Senators.
Tuttle fanned six and walked three in her route-going effort.
Carson scored two in the fourth and added four in the fifth to complete the scoring.
Tuttle, Tiffer and Purcell each collected three hits, while Allen, Breuer and Maddy VonDuering added two each. VonDuering drove in two runs late in the contest for Carson. Purcell finished with three RBI, while Tiffer and Tuttle added two.