Spanish Springs played one more game than Reed did in the 4A Northern Regional tourney last week, but in the end the result was the same as both teams were sent home early.
The No. 7 seed Raiders got on the board first behind a David Goodman home run in their first round game against No. 2 Bishop Manogue, but the Miners scored four in the second and went on to win 6-1. The loss dropped Reed to the loser’s bracket where they would match up with a familiar opponent in Spanish Springs after the No. 6 Cougs dropped their first game to No. 3 Damonte Ranch 9-4.
The two Sparks schools met each other for the third time in a week last Wednesday and the game did not disappoint. Spanish Springs led 11-4 before Reed made it interesting with five in the seventh inning, but that was as close as they would get. The Cougs went on to win 11-9 to move on in the tourney to Thursday, where they fell to Galena 11-1.
Reed finished the season 20-14 overall while Spanish Springs went 17-13.
Bishop Manogue went on to beat Reno 5-3 in the championship game. Both teams will represent the North in state this week.