Purcell, Perry spark Carson past Wooster, 10-0
Carson High’s softball team continued its red-hot play with an easy 10-0 win over Wooster Tuesday afternoon in Carson.
Carson is 5-6-1 overall and 2-1 in league heading into today’s game at Wooster at 3:45 p.m. weather permitting.
The Senators rode the hitting and pitching of Jen Purcell and the hitting of Michelle Perry to the easy win. Purcell threw a 1-hitter and hit a two-run homer, while Perry went 4-for-4 with a homer and two RBI.
Purcell lost her no-hitter in the sixth when Erica Handegard singled to lead off the inning. Purcell fanned three, walked two and hit a batter. Wooster got two runners to third the entire game. Purcell threw 67 pitches, 40 for strikes.
Carson took a 1-0 lead in the first when Kandis Tuttle reached on an error, stole second. reached third on a sacrifice fly and scored on an error.
The Senators made it 4-0 in the second when Perry singled, moved to second on an error and scored on a single by Tuttle. Malia Tiffer, who reached on an error, and Tuttle also scored. Purcell’s infield out drove in one of the runs. Gabby Winder also had a run-scoring hit.
Tiffer’s infield out scored Aubrey Northrup, who led off the third inning with a double. That made it 6-0. Perry’s solo homer in the fifth made it 7-0. Purcell slammed a two-run homer in the top of the sixth to make it 9-0, and Northrup followed with a single. Becka Breuer dropped down a bunt, and she and Northrup were safe. Perry followed with a walk-off single.
Northrup finished with two hits.
SWIMMING: Carson 5th in Nevada invite
Carson High’s boys and girls combined their efforts for a fifth-place finish at the Northern Nevada Invitational at the Carson Aquatic Center on Saturday.
Douglas won the event with a combined 259 points, Galena was second with 163, Truckee was third at 131, Reno was fourth at 119 and Carson was fifth at 104.
Camryn Aten won the 100 free in 1:00.96 and took fourth in the 50 free in 32.77. Dagen Kipling won the 200 free in 1:53.86 and Emma Breeding won the 50 free in 30.86.
Gaige Bobbit took second in the 100 free in 1:05.65, Matt Salvador was second in the 50 fly in 31.60 and Trevor Sollberger was second in the 200 free in 2:27.52. The Carson boys 400 free relay quartet was second. Sollberger took third in the 50 free in 29.17.
Tallon Rauch was third in the 100 free (52.23) and fourth in the 100 back (1:00.39). Kaitlyn McDonald was fourth in the 50 fly (38.54). The girls posted fourth-place finishes in the 100 free relay and the 200 free relay.
GOLF: Carson boys take third
RENO — Dalton Butler led the Senators to a third place finish at the season-opening tournament at Wolf Run.
Butler, who shot 78, was in fifth place overall.
Carson finished at 447, 70 strokes behind Bishop Manogue and 23 behind Galena. Damonte was fourth at 492, Douglas fifth at 528 and Wooster sixth at 567.
Jake Jones 89; Andy Cooper 90, Sam Bruketta 92; Jake Zumbro 98 and Bebop Martinez 99 completed the Carson scoring.
“I’m both disappointed and encouraged,” said CHS coach Jeff Rispin. “Dalton had a real nice round, and could have just as easily been four or five strokes better.
“Everyone else has been playing very well in practice, and stumbled a bit today, but I’m confident that as the season progresses we can move into second place. What’s more is that the kids believe it as well.”
Manogue’s Harrison Holetz was the medalist with a 70.