Tigers sweep North Valleys, run streak to five

Just like that, the Douglas High baseball team is on a five-game win streak.

Bolstered by a week of across-the-board solid pitching, the Tigers completed a season sweep of No. 5 North Valleys with a pair of victories over the Panthers Saturday in Minden.

Douglas began the week with a doubleheader sweep at Damonte Ranch Monday, topped the Panthers in Reno Thursday and continued rolling Saturday.

Junior Nate Whalin went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and four RBIs in an 8-0 win in the opener.

Freshman Tyler May struck out two and walked three in four shutout innings to pick up the win while junior Pat Lahlum came on in the fifth to strike out three in relief to close out the game.

The two combined to throw a two-hitter at the Panthers.

Roman Davis and D.J. Brady each doubled as well with Brady driving in two runs and Willie Morgan driving in another.

Brady and Brandon Bernard combined to throw a two-hit win in the second game as Douglas prevailed 6-1.

Brady struck out six and walked one to improve to 3-2 on the year.

Whalin hit another home run, this one a solo shot, and Phil Mannelly doubled.

Mannelly, Niko Saladis and Bernard each had RBIs as well while Ryan Laing and Ryan Pruitt each added a hit.

Douglas improved to 8-7 overall and 6-3 in league play with the wins.


Douglas took two of three games from North Valleys last week, losing the opener 9-6 Thursday before coming back to beat the Panthers 13-5 and 6-4 Saturday.

Tim Rudnick struck out seven in Thursday's loss while Adam Burnside collected two hits.

Ethan Gangwish, Beau Davis, Wyatt Graham and Rudnick each had one hit apiece.

Graham struck out six in the 13-5 win and Spike Neri struck out two in relief.

Burnside, Jeff Nady and Davis each had two hits while Rudnick, Zach McFadden, Troy Torres, Graham and Adams each had one hit.

Burnside struck out five and scattered four hits in the 6-4 win, but David Phillips picked up the win in relief with eight strikeouts and one hit over the final four innings.

Nick Adams went 3-for-4, Rudnick went 2-for-3, Davis went 2-for-4 and Gangwish, Burnside, McFadden and Nady each had one hit.


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