Wildcat baseball takes second in USSSA event | NevadaAppeal.com

Wildcat baseball takes second in USSSA event

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

This past weekend the Western Nevada Wildcats 13 and under baseball team composed of mostly Carson City seventh and eighth graders dropped a 10-3 decision in the championship game against the The East Bay Hackers, California’s No. 1 ranked team, in the USSSA Field of Dreams Tournament in Redding, Calif.

The Wildcats opened by beating the Nevada County Coyotees of Grass Valley, Calif., 13-3 behind the pitching of Chase Blueberg, Tyler Fernandez and Jace Zampiro who combined on a 1-hitter. T.J. Thomsen, Zampiro, Tim Lichty, Blueberg and Fernandez were the leading hitters.

The Wildcats then had an impressive defensive performance in a 8-2 win over Red Hawk Baseball of Sacramento led by the pitching of Thomsen and Austin Ackerson who combined for a 2-hit complete game win. Zack Harges, Gehrig Tucker and Thomsen were the leading hitters.

The Wildcats then lost 3-2 to the Bobcats of Sacramento. Thomsen hit an inside-the-park home run in the game.

The Wildcats got to the championship game by beating the Reno Muckdogs 13-4. The Wildcats banged out 17 hits as Thomsen, Josiah Pongasi and Nevin Elliott all went 3-for-3. Chaz Nystrom, Blueberg, Harges, Ackerson, Lichty, Fernandez and Tucker all added a hit.

The Wildcats trailed the Hackers 6-3 after five innings in the championship game before the Hackers scored four runs over the last two innings for the final margin.