Balanced offense boosts Tigers to win over Hug
March 25, 2014
Ten different players contributed offensively for the Douglas High baseball team Saturday in its 12-2 Northern Division I victory at home against Hug.
Douglas (7-1 overall, 3-0 league) scored four runs in the second inning then added two more runs in the third to extend its lead to 6-0 in a game at Tiger Field that was stopped in the bottom of the fifth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule. The Tigers took a six-game win streak into their league game at Hug Tuesday (the score was unavailable at press time).
Michael Mejia pitched the five-inning distance, allowed two runs on four hits with eight strikeouts and two walks.
Mejia helped his cause at the plate as he hit 2-for-3 with two RBI. Cale Kynett also went 2-for-4 with two RBI, Dalton Grisell 2-for-3 with a double and RBI, Logan Fencl 2-for-2 with one RBI, Dillon Lopez 1-for-3 with a double and RBI, Kaleb Foster 1-for-3 with two RBI, Parker Dixon 1-for-2 with one RBI and Nicholas Wilkinson 1-for-1 with one run scored.
Hug scored twice in the fourth inning on RBI hits by Ricardo Martinez and Nathan Cain.
The Tigers answered with one run in the bottom half of the fourth then put the game away by pushing across five runs in the fifth.
Douglas 6, McQueen 4
Douglas took an early lead and then held on to complete its regular season series sweep of McQueen Thursday in Reno.
Cole Peck started on the mound and worked four innings before giving way to Zachary Davies and Grisell in relief. Peck (2-0) allowed three runs (two earned), to go with four strikeouts and one walk. Davies allowed one run over 1.1 innings. Grisell came on with one out in the sixth inning and retired five of the six batters he faced, two by strikeout, to earn his first save of the season.
Kynett hit 3-for-4, Dillon Lopez 2-for-3 with two RBI, Kaleb Foster 1-for-3 with three RBI, Haden Keller 1-for-3 and Dustin Plante 1-for-2.
Jonathan Weethee pitched 5.2 innings for McQueen, allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits with seven strikeouts and one walk.
Douglas plays Wooster twice this week, starting with a 3:45 p.m. game Thursday against the Colts in Reno and then an 11 a.m. game Saturday at Tiger Field.