What a difference two days and a change of venue can make.
After getting thumped 12-2 in five innings at home by Bishop Manogue on Saturday, Reed got even on Monday.
The Raiders (4-4, 2-2) scored seven times in the top of the fourth and rolled 12-0 (five innings) at the Miners’ yard. Bishop Manogue (4-5, 3-1) wore its first 4A North loss of the season.
Leadoff man Jon Pinto and shortstop Vinnie Fillipone both went deep in the rout.
Pinto’s solo shot to left to lead off the bottom of the third gave the Raiders a 3-0 lead. He finished 1-for-3 with the home run, two RBIs, and two runs scored.
Fillipone’s two-run shot was part of the marathon fourth inning and put the guests up 12-0.
Miah Harmon was tasked with the responsibility of cooling the Miners’ bats that put 12 runs up against the Raiders’ staff on Saturday and scored at least 10 runs in their last four.
Harmon worked around five walks, scattering two hits in a complete-game shutout victory. He struck out three.
He did it at the dish as well, going 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs. Caleb Ariaz also smacked singles in both of his at bats.
The game was originally scheduled to be played Tuesday, but was pushed up 24 hours due to imminent inclement weather.
Reed returns to its home yard on Thursday, when it will host Carson for a night game. First pitch is at 6 p.m.
Spanish Springs pushes winning streak to eight
Make it eight.
Spanish Springs rattled off its eighth straight victory on Monday afternoon, completing the regular-season sweep of Carson with a 9-4 home win.
The Cougars, who emerged 4-2 in the state’s capitol on Saturday, improved to 8-1, 4-0 in 4A North play.
Both teams finished with 10 hits, Spanish Springs’ just went further. The Cougars ripped four extra base hits to the Senators’ one.
Quickly in a 4-0 hole after an inning and a half, the Cougars put six runs on the board in the bottom of the second on the strength of three-straight extra-base hits.
Connor Culp (1-for-4, two RBIs, run) halved the deficit with a bases-loaded two-run single. Marlin Brucato (2-for-4, RBI, run) followed with his second double in as many innings to pull the Cougs within one. The next batter, Josh Prizina, put the home team in front with a two-run double.
Prizina (1-for-3, two RBIs, run) was thrown out trying to turn the double into a triple. He got back to the dugout just in time to watch the next batter, Dawson Martin, provide the exclamation point on the inning with a solo shot to center.
Martin (2-for-2, RBI, two runs) and Donte Smith (2-for-3, run) were the only Cougs with more than one knock.
The Cougs added three insurance runs in the bottom of the fourth, on just one hit. A walk, a hit batter and two errors sparked the rally.
Tanner Smith started on the hill for Spanish Springs and picked up the win. He lasted 4.1 innings, giving up four runs on seven hits. He walked four and fanned three.
Colton Forman took over in relief and scattered three hits over 2.2 scoreless innings while striking out three and walking one.
The game was moved up a day due to an incoming storm.
Spanish Springs travels to Minden to play Douglas on Thursday afternoon.