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Wildcats baseball loses, soccer wins

Wildcats baseball loses, soccer wins

Appeal Staff Reports

WILDCATS BASEBALL FALLS

On Saturday, the Western Nevada College baseball team played what looked to be the Utah Baseball Academy’s “B” team and won 17-1.

But on Sunday at Ron McNutt Field, Utah brought out what looked to be its “A” team and the talented bunch of top high school seniors beat the Wildcats 14-8 at Ron McNutt Field.

Wildcats starting pitcher Josh Creveling was the victim of bad luck in the third inning when a broken bat infield single with two outs gave Utah runners at first and second with two outs. After a wild pitch, Utah went on to score four runs to take a 4-0 lead on a two-run single and back-to-back doubles.

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The Wildcats cut the lead to 4-3 in the fourth on Logan Odom’s two-run double and Brett Moravac’s RBI single. But Utah added four runs in the sixth to take an 8-3 lead.

Western Nevada tied the game 8-8 in the bottom of the sixth. Odom and Kyle Gutchewsky singled and Odom scored on a groundout. After Logan Parsley walked, Parsley and Gutchewsky pulled off a double steal, with Gutchewsky scoring to make it 8-5.

Davis Banks then hit a two-run double and Chuck Howard had an RBI single to make it 8-8. But Utah added three runs in the seventh and three runs in the ninth.

Howard had three hits, Odom and Gutchewsky both had two hits, including a double, Moravec and Brian Barnett each had two hits and Parsley added a single. The Wildcats will next play at 6 p.m. Friday against the Reno Astros at Moana Stadium.

WILDCATS SOCCER TRIUMPHS

The Western Nevada College Wildcats soccer team took a 3-1 victory over College of Sequoias (Calif.) Sunday to end the Victor Valley College Tournament in Victorville, Calif.

The Wildcats, now 4-1 on the season, went 2-1 and finished third in the tournament.

Alexia Balmaseda led WNC with two goals and Jordan Forman added one for the Wildcats.

“Our swiftness definitely helped us secure a win today,” said WNC coach Hillary Arthur. “Our midfielders had a great game. They helped us maintain our momentum. It was a huge team effort – everybody put a good effort in.”

The Wildcats return to action Friday, when they host Lassen College at Edmonds Sports Complex at 4 p.m.