The Douglas baseball team lost 14-2 at league-leading Reno Tuesday afternoon.
Douglas had built an early 2-0 lead after Dusty Fisher scored on a passed ball and Kyle Johnson scored on a Cody Carter single.
Reno, though, quickly turned things around, hanging up eight runs in the bottom of the second after Douglas fell victim to several errors on defense.
From there, the Tigers offense dried up while Reno piled on the runs.
The Tigers dropped to 9-8 in league play (15-11 overall) after opening up the league slate 8-0.
In the past week, Douglas has faced three of the top teams in the league. They’ll host Reno Thursday at 3:45 p.m.
“We’ve had a tough time and we’re just trying to find some sort of momentum heading into Thursday,” Douglas coach Bruce Jacobsen said. “The breaks haven’t been going our way, but at some point we have to start making our own luck.
“The way the league is shaping up, and with how all these teams are beating up on each other, we could still end up in the upper echelon. We just have turn this around. We have a five-game swing to dig deep and figure it out.”
Douglas fell 10-0 in a nonleague contest against Spanish Springs in Sparks Tuesday afternoon.
The Tigers managed just one hit, a single from Allison Meyer, but kept Spanish Springs off the board through the first three innings. The Cougars had a big fourth, scoring eight runs, to take control.
They crossed the final two in the bottom of the sixth to end the game.
Freshman pitcher Kaitlyn Bowman struck out four for the Tigers, who dropped to 14-10 on the year.