Spanish Springs wins seventh straight
Connor Culp and Josh Prizina provided clutch RBI singles late, lifting Spanish Springs to 4-2 win at Carson on Saturday afternoon.
The Cougars (7-1, 3-0) stretched their winning streak to seven since dropping the season opener.
Trailing 2-1 in the top of the fifth, Culp legged out an RBI single to plate Tristian Hussey and tie the game. Two batters later, Prizina put the Cougs in front for good with an RBI single of his own, driving in Malik Lariviere.
Donte Smith provided an insurance tally in the bottom of the sixth reaching on a two-base error, advancing to third on a Culp single, and scoring on a wild pitch.
Jordan Santos picked up the win on the bump, pitching into the seventh. He allowed two runs on five hits and worked around four walks in 6.1 innings.
He handed the ball to Culp with one out and runner on first in the bottom of the seventh. Culp induced a fielder’s choice ground out, hit a batter to put runners on first and second, then ended the contest with a strikeout to pick up the save.
Spanish Springs only outhit Carson, 6-5. Both teams left eight on base.
The Cougars will attempt to complete the regular-season sweep of the Senators on Monday, at home.
Manogue 10-runs Reed
By Brian Walther, reporting intern
The Raiders suffered a tough home loss on Saturday, falling 12-2 to Bishop Manogue in five innings.
Reed dropped to 3-4, 1-2 in the 4A North, while the Miners improved to 4-4, 3-0.
“Their guy threw really well today,” Reed coach Levi Matherly said. “He challenged in the zone and we just have to work on our approach. We need to get back to doing what we do and we’ll work on that on Monday and see what we can do on Tuesday.”
The game got away from the Raiders after Manogue scored eight runs in the third inning, four of the runs coming off of a pair of home runs.
Reed answered back in the bottom of the third inning with a double from Joey Brown that scored Lincoln Turner and also a groundout that allowed Brown to score. The two runs were all the Raiders would get for the day however.
The Raiders will play the Miners once again on Tuesday, this time at Bishop Manogue. First pitch is at 3:45 p.m.