The Cougars had their eight-game winning streak snapped on Monday.
Derek Stuber made sure they didn’t lose two in a row for the first time this season.
The senior threw a complete game gem, leading the Cougs past Dos Palos (Calif.) 4-1 on Tuesday in a non-league spring break tournament in Oakdale, a Sacramento suburb.
Spanish Springs improved to 11-2 on the season while the Broncos dropped to 3-7-2.
Stuber scattered four hits and was charged with a lone unearned run. He struck out nine and walked just one. He was incredibly efficient, throwing just 75 pitches in the seven-inning win—58 for strikes.
After the Broncos took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth on a two-base error, the Cougs drew even in their next at bat. Josh Prizina ripped a leadoff triple and scored one batter later on Carson McCusker’s sac fly to center.
The score remained deadlocked before Spanish Springs scored three times in the bottom of the sixth.
Alan Lummel provided what proved to be a game-winning pinch hit RBI single, plating Prizina. The next batter, Casey Miller, ripped a two-run single, driving in McCusker and pinch runner Mason Homsley.
Spanish Springs outhit Dos Palos 7-4 in the win, led by Miller’s 3-for-3 morning.
The Cougars will wrap up their spring break trip on Wednesday before returning to DI North play next Tuesday at Douglas.
Reed snowed out
The Raiders didn’t make a trip to California for spring break and were stuck with the unpredictable Northern Nevada weather.
The several inches of snow that fell throughout the region on Monday morning left the Raiders’ field under a white blanket on Tuesday, getting in the way of a scheduled non-league doubleheader against Aragon (San Mateo, Calif.).
The doubleheader, which was supposed to start a three-game series between the Raiders (10-1) and Dons (2-7), was rescheduled to Wednesday in Carson—which did not see as heavy snowfall.