Spanish Springs breezed past Lowry and North Valleys on Friday at Wooster in the Mike Bearman Memorial Tournament.
The Cougars (2-1, 0-0) won the two games by an aggregate score of 28-7. Both games ended in five innings.
Spanish Springs concludes the non-league round-robin tournament on Saturday with games against Central Catholic (Modesto, Calif.) at Reno at 10 a.m. then a game against Reed. First pitch is at 2:30 p.m.
Spanish Springs 17, North Valleys 6 (five innings)
The Cougars broke open a 6-3 game with an eight-run fourth to run away with their second win on Friday at Wooster, a 17-6 decision over North Valleys in five innings.
Spanish Springs only outhit North Valleys, 7-2, but benefited from 10 walks, five hit by pitches and five Panthers’ errors.
Colton Forman (2-for4, triple, three RBIs, run) was the lone Coug with more than one hit. Connor Culp went 1-for-2 with a triple, four RBIs and three runs scored. He was also hit by pitch twice and walked once.
Calvin Zuro picked up the win in relief. He struck out three in 2.1 scoreless innings of work.
Spanish Springs 11, Lowry 1 (five innings)
A six-run second inning lifted Spanish Springs over Lowry on Friday morning at Wooster, 11-1, in five innings.
Tristian Dahir benefited from the offensive outburst, picking up the win in a five-inning complete game. He allowed one run on two hits while striking out four and did not walk a batter.
Despite finishing with 11 hits, Dawson Martin (2-for-2, two RBIs, two runs) and Marlin Brucato (2-for-3, run) led the Cougs with multi-hit games.
Reed splits two
The Raiders split a pair of home contests on Friday in the Mike Bearman Memorial Tournament.
Reed improved to 2-1, 0-0 with a high-scoring win over Truckee after a narrow loss to Damonte Ranch.
The Raiders finish the tournament on Saturday with home games against Spanish Springs (2:30 p.m.) and Douglas (5 p.m.).
Reed 11, Truckee 8
Kameron Soubiea threw a 1-2-3 top of the seventh after the Raiders scored three times in the bottom of the sixth to pick up the save in Friday’s second contest.
Soubiea took over for Will Bannister, who picked up the win, allowing two unearned runs on four hits over four innings of relief.
Jon Pinto had a monster game at the dish, going 4-for-4 with two home runs, a triple, four RBIs and four runs scored. Lincoln Turner also went deep, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and two runs scored.
Damonte Ranch 8, Reed 6 (six innings)
The Raiders wore their first loss of the season on Friday afternoon, 8-6, at home to Damonte Ranch.
Going to the top of the six, the two team were knotted at 5-5. The Mustangs plated a game-deciding three runs.
A single and an error set the stage for Zack Jensen, who drove in the first run of the game with an RBI double. A sac fly and two-out RBI single capped the scoring.
Reed scored a run and had runners on the corners with one out in the bottom of the six thanks to two walks and an error, but couldn’t score the would-be tying run from first. A pop up and lineout ended the contest.
The Raiders were outhit 9-5 in the loss. Only Scott Cameron (2-for-3, RBI) had a multi-hit day.
Sparks starts season with two wins
The Railroaders opened the 2017 campaign on Friday with a pair of victories over small schools in Lovelock.
Sparks (2-0, 0-0) took care of 2A Battle Mountain before routing 1A Carlin, 10-2.
Sparks ends the round-robin tournament on Saturday against Virginia City (1 p.m.) and Lovelock (3 p.m.).
Sparks 10, Carlin 2
Sparks plated four runs in the first, three in the second, and went on to roll in the battle of the Railroaders.
Sparks’ second win of the day halved last year’s season win total.
Sparks 4, Battle Mountain 1
Matt Longland blasted a solo home run and pitched a scoreless final inning to pick up the save in Friday’s season-opening 4-1 win Battle Mountain in Lovelock.