Reed didn’t get to go to Sacramento or San Diego for spring break. It got to far-less-warm Carson.
Reed was scheduled to host a three-game set with Aragon (San Mateo, Calif.) this week before Monday’s snow storm got in the way. Because Reed’s field was left under a blanket of snow, the Raiders and Dons were forced to play a single doubleheader in Caron on Wednesday.
The Raiders (12-1) had no problem in either game, sweeping the doubleheader by a combined score of 17-3. The Dons dropped to 2-9 on the season.
Reed, which is tied for second place in the DI North with a 5-1 league record, returns to league play on Tuesday for a big home game against Galena (7-3, 5-1) at 3:45 p.m.
Reed 8, Aragon 1
Lincoln Turner allowed just one unearned run on six hits over three innings to pick up the win in game two on Wednesday.
He gave way to Vinnie Fillapone, Jay Guerrero and Austin Johnson who did not allow a single hit over the final four innings, striking out seven. They didn’t walk anyone.
The Raiders jumped on the Dons early, scoring twice in the first and three times in the second.
In the first, Johnson walked with the bases loaded before Brandon Kernan plated Jon Pinto with a sac fly to center.
In the second, Parker Houston ripped a two-run double then came around to score on an error.
The Raiders added three more insurance runs in the bottom of the fourth. Kernan made like Houston and scored a couple with a double. Cameron Beard provided the final run of the afternoon with an RBI single, driving in Johnson, the next at bat.
Houston went 3-for-4 with the double, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored as Reed outhit Aragon 11-6
Reed 9, Aragon 2
The Raiders had no problem with the Dons in game one on Wednesday, rolling 9-2.
Jacob White allowed two runs (both earned) on three hits over three innings to pick up the win on the hill. He gave way to Jared Gallegos, who scattered five hits over a scoreless final four innings.
Reed edged Aragon in total hits, 9-8, but capitalized on four extra-base hits.
Turner (1-for-2) provided the biggest knock of the day in the bottom of the fourth. With the Raiders leading 3-2, Turner blasted a three-run home run that pushed the lead to 6-2.
Guerrero (1-for-2) followed Turner’s round tripper with a double and scored two batters later on a Ben Peck RBI single, capping the four-run fourth.
The Raiders tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the fifth to finish the scoring.
Fillapone went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored. Kyle LeBlanc, the No. 9 hitter, also finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored. He also had one of the four extra base hits, a double.
Cougars finish California trip 1-2
Spanish Springs fell for the second time in three games on Wednesday.
The Cougars (11-3) gave up five runs in the top of the seventh inning in a 7-2 loss to Gregori (6-6) of Modesto, Calif. in a spring break tournament played in Oakdale, Calif.
The loss came one day after a 4-1 win over Dos Palos.
With the game tied 2-2 going to the top of the seventh, Gregori’s bats caught fire. After a leadoff groundout, the Jaguars went six of their next seven with three doubles to break the game open with a five spot.
Ryan Anderson received a no decision despite a quality start. He allowed a lone earned run on four hits over five innings while striking out eight and walking four.
He left the game after the fifth with a 2-1 lead. The lead was short-lived, however, as Gregori drew even in the top of the sixth when a leadoff double came around to score.
The Cougs grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second when Carson McCusker led the frame off with a double and scored two batters later on an Alan Lummel triple.
Gregori drew even in the top of the fourth only for the Cougs to go back in front in the bottom half of the inning. McCusker (3-for-3) again led the inning off with a double and advanced to third on a wild pitch before scoring on a passed ball.
The Cougs were outhit 13-5 in the loss.
Now done with the California spring break trip, Spanish Springs goes to Douglas on Tuesday.