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WNC baseball off to quick start

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WNC baseball wins one in Colorado

RANGELY, Colo. – Western Nevada opened its Scenic West season with an 18-0 win over Colorado Northwestern in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.

The second game was suspended by darkness with WNC leading 7-1 in the top of the ninth

WNC scored 13 runs in the fourth inning to break open a close 1-0 game.

Taylor Smart hit a single and triple and drove in three runs, while Dillon Ness went 3-for-4 and drove in five runs. Donald Glover, Mike Umscheid and Zach Hendrix all had two hits and each scored three times.

Dylan Baker threw the first four, allowing no hits and striking out five. Austin Richmond allowed Colorado Northwestern’s only hit in the fifth.

Tyler Spencer pitched five innings in the second game, allowing just three hits. Anthony Consiglio worked the next three, striking out eight batters.

Smart went 3-for-3 and Ness went 2-for-5. Derrick Pitts hit a solo homer.

The teams will conclude the suspended game at noon today, and then play the regularly scheduled doubleheader.

Ex-football great Alex Webster dies at 80

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Alex Webster, the star running back for the New York Giants who later coached the team for four years, died Saturday at a hospital in Florida. He was 80.

Webster played for New York from 1955-64 and was the head coach from 1969-1973. He is fifth on the franchise list with 4,638 yards rushing and also ran for 39 touchdowns.

“Alex was one of the all-time great Giants,” team co-owner John Mara said in a release. “He contributed so much to our team as a player, assistant coach and head coach. He was an even better person. We shall miss him dearly.”

Webster, from a native of Kearny, N.J., played his entire NFL career with New York. He ran for two touchdowns and had five catches for 76 yards in the Giants’ 47-7 victory over the Chicago Bears in the 1956 NFL championship game.

The former North Carolina State star was inducted into the Giants’ Ring of Honor on Dec. 4.