Local roundup: Pradere, Carter winners at Mustang Invitational
STOCKTON — Abigail Pradere won two events and Asa Carter placed in three to lead Carson High’s track team at the Mustang Invitational on Saturday.
Pradere won the 800 (2:24.03) and the 1600 (5:22.09). Carter won the triple jump with a leap of 46 feet, placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 20-feet 6-inches and placed fourth in the 200 (23.35).
Hector Gomez Barrios placed third in the 400 (53.38) and was fifth in the 800 (2:05.69). Caulin Bartley was seventh in the 400 (53.76). Blanca Sosa was third in the 800 (2:33.88).
• Ian Schulz won the discus at the Sparks Rotary meet at Reed (155-3) and was second in the shot put (50-1 1/2). Chris Miranda was eighth in the shot put (45-0 1/2) and Logan Menzel was 11th (42-8 3/4). Brianna Dean was eighth in the discus (92-0).
Dayton’s Hawley wins
SPARKS — Zach Hawley won the shot put (56-9 1/4) and J.J. Ply took second in the 110 high hurdles (15,51) and fourth in the pole vault (12-feet) to lead Dayton at the annual Sparks Rotary meet at Reed High School.
Brady Heusser finished 11th in the 3200 (10:40.33) and 17th in the 1600 (4:57.65). Nancy Cid was sixth in the pole vault with a mark of 7-feet 6-inches and Rebecca Mason tied for sixth in the high jump at 4-6.
Holton sparks Senators
LAS VEGAS — Carson scored in five of its seven at-bats to easily defeat O’Gorman-South Dakota, 11-6, on the final day of the Bishop Gorman Easter Invitational Saturday at UNLV.
Carson built a 10-2 lead after six innings, as Holton went 2-for-3 and drove in four runs. Kyle Krebs went 2-for-4 with two runs and Jesse Lopez also went 2-for-4 and scored three runs.
Trevor Edis worked the first six innings, allowing one earned run and five hits in six innings of work. He fanned three and didn’t walk a batter.
Fernley completes sweep
FERNLEY — Fernley made it three straight over Dayton, winning 10-0 and 8-6 Saturday afternoon.
“I was proud of the way the kids competed with all that we’ve been through,” DHS coach Mike Burrows said. “Isaac Von Schoff gave us a great effort on the hill in the second game, and we finally got some offense going. Unfortunately, we stranded 10 baseunners and couldn’t get the big hit.”
Dayton led the second game 3-2, but Fernley took over with four in the fourth and two more in the fifth to take an 8-3 lead. Dayton scored three times in the sixth. Gage Duke had two hits and an RBI in the second game. In the opener, Jesse Schmidt and Von Schoff had Dayton’s only hits.
Dayton swept by Vaqueros
FERNLEY — Dayton managed just one run and six hits in getting swept on Saturday by Fernley, 13-1 and 17-0.
The Dust Devils avoided a shutout in the fifth when Tiana Snow reached on an error and scored on Mckayla Celedon’s single. Rebecka Celedon, Sydney Anderson and Briana Hill got the other DHS hits.
In the second game, Hill and Rebecka Celedon hit safely.
Douglas, Galena split
MINDEN — Chloie Pratt and Corryne Diaz hit home runs to help Douglas defeat Galena 9-4 in the opening game of a conference doubleheader on Saturday. Galena rebounded to win game two, 5-4, to salvage a split.
Pratt’s three-run blast over the left field fence enabled Douglas (3-2 league, 7-7-1 overall) to break open a one-run contest. Diaz hit a solo home run in the first inning to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. Mackenzie Brixey’s two-run single in the fourth inning put the Tigers on top, 5-4.
Freshman Kettja Bennett pitched a complete game eight-hitter to earn credit for the win. She retired 13 batters on ground ball putouts.
The Grizzlies took a 3-0 lead in the first inning, aided by five walks, hit batsman and Kelli Bangert’s sacrifice fly. Bangert, who pitched the distance in game one, worked the final 4.1 innings to pick up the win for the Grizzlies.
WNC splits at CSN
HENDERSON — Jordan Ragan tossed a 3-hit shutout to lead Western Nevada and a split of Saturday’s doubleheader against league leading College of Southern Nevada.
CSN won the opener, 10-0, in a game stopped after five innings.
Western scored twice in the second, once in the third, and once in the fourth to open up a 4-0 lead, which was more than enough for Ragan.
The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead when Sam Salyers hit a sacrifice fly to score Brogan Secrist, who had doubled and moved to third on Abe Yagi’s single. After Casey Cornwell singled, David Modler delivered a run-scoring single to make it 2-0. In the third, Yagi delivered a run-scoring single for a 3-0 lead. Yagi went 3-for-4 on the day.
In the opener, Mikey York fanned seven and allowed four hits before leaving the game. WNC’s Kyle Thompson was battered for eight earned runs and nine hits in two innings of work.
Modler, D.J. Peters, Chad Bell and Cornwell hit safely for WNC.
Wildcats garner split
Kristina George threw a 5-hit shutout, and Melanie Meacham hit a key two-run double in the first inning to lead the Wildcats to a 6-0 win over rival College of Sothern Nevada Saturday at the Pete Livermore Sports Complex.
WNC had a four-run lead in the second game, but ended up losing, 10-8.
By splitting the series, the Wildcats’ SWAC record stands at 7-13 at the hallway point of the conference season, and their overall mark is 12-19. The Coyotes are 4-16 in SWAC play.
Mecham jump-started the Wildcat offense by roping a two-run double down the right-field line, plating Makaylee Jaussi and Bailey Henderson. Kacie Freudenberger and Gabrielle Canibeyaz utilized the breeze blowing out to left field, launching run-scoring doubles before CSN starting pitcher Jaycie LeBaron ended the rally.
“We came out strong right away,” said WNC coach Leah Wentworth. “We have really been stressing the importance of being able to come back the next day with a solid game plan at the plate because they have an idea of what they did well and didn’t do well against the pitching staff that they just faced.”
That was more than enough offense for sophomore pitcher George, who fired a five-hit shutout. George stranded 10 Coyotes on base and struck out five.
In the second game, the Wildcats repeated their fast start against Shonda Badayos.
After spotting the Coyotes a 2-0 lead in the first, Mecham knocked in Jaussi with a single in WNC’s first, trimming the deficit in half.
In the second, the Wildcats sent nine hitters to plate, scoring five times. Henderson and Freudenberg each delivered two-run singles to center during the five-hit rally.
After surrendering three hits and two runs in the opening frame, George settled down. She allowed only two more hits before handing the ball to freshman McKell Marble in the fourth.
Marble gave up two hits and a run in the fifth, and three more in the sixth to allow CSN to creep to within one, 8-7.
The Wildcats recorded the first two outs in the seventh, but couldn’’t finish the job. CSN scored tree times, two on Kara Simpson’s double.