Baseball: Slow start downs Raiders
In its first 4A North contest since dropping four of five during a spring break trip to Anaheim, Reed fell at home, 8-6, to Douglas on Tuesday afternoon.
The Raiders dropped to 6-11, 3-4 in the 4A North despite outhitting the Tigers (7-5, 4-3) by a tally of 8-4.
Two walks, two wild pitches, a hit by pitch, and an error helped Douglas score three times in the top of the first without a hit. The Tigers tacked on two more in the top of the third and the Raiders never got back into the game.
They did plate three in the bottom of the third on consecutive RBI hits from Jon Pinto (2-for-4, home run, double, two RBIs, two runs), Tanner Clabaugh (1-for-4, RBI. run) and Lincoln Turner (2-for-4, double, RBI, run), but drew no closer.
Pinto led off the bottom of the seventh with a solo shot to center, before the next three batters were retired in order.
Four different Reed pitchers walked 11 total hitters.
Reed will attempt to salvage a regular-season series split with Douglas on Thursday afternoon in Minden.
Softball: Reed takes care of Carson for ninth straight win
Fresh off a non-league tournament title at Shadow Mountain over the weekend, the Raiders kept it rolling on Tuesday night.
Reed (14-2-1, 4-2) handled Carson, 9-2, for its ninth straight win. The Senators sunk to 2-12, 1-3.
The Raiders trailed 2-0 though two innings, scoring twice in the third and fourth innings, pushing three across in the fifth, then adding two more tallies in the bottom of the sixth.
Reed goes to Wooster on Thursday.
Sparks routs Truckee
Sparks was technically the road team Tuesday afternoon, despite playing at home.
The oddity did not deter the Railroaders (5-9-1, 2-8), who scored eight times in the top in the third and went on to roll the Wolverines, 15-0, in five innings. Truckee (0-11, 0-7) remained winless.
Sparks only outhit Truckee, 7-6, befitting from seven errors.
The Railroaders start a three-game home series with Elko on Friday afternoon.