Carson Valley 9-10 All-Stars top Reno American

The Carson Valley 9-10 Little League All-Stars stumbled a bit out of the gates, but rebounded to capture an impressive win during the opening weekend of the Nevada District I Little League All-Star Tournament at the South Valleys Sports Complex.

Carson Valley dropped a 10-0 decision to Reno National in five innings Saturday to open the tournament but came back to capture an 18-17 win over Reno American West Sunday afternoon.

"Against Reno National,we just didn't hit the ball very well," Carson Valley manager Ron Cauley said. "It was 10-0, but it was a lot closer than the scoreboard showed."

Carson Valley held Reno National to a 4-0 lead through four innings before Reno broke the game open.

"We had a couple of baserunning goofs that ran us out of a potentially big inning," Cauley said.

Teddy Mason, Ben Cochran, Sullivan Cauley and Joe Almeida each had a single in the game. Cauley said Kyle Johnson threw three very strong innings in the loss.

Carson Valley came back to top Reno American West in a back-and-forth battle.

"It was a real barn-burner," Cauley said. "It was really exciting, just a terrific Little League baseball game to be associated with."

The game took 3 hours and 16 minutes to play and include a lead change nearly every inning.

"They were up and then we were up and then we were up again," Cauley said. "It was pretty incredible."

Carson Valley entered the bottom of the sixth trailing 17-13. They brought five runs across, completed by a walkoff ground-rule double off the bat of Kaleb Foster to win the game.

Cody Carter led Carson Valley going 4-for-4 at the plate with three runs scored and three RBIs. Sullivan Cauley went 3-for-3 with three runs, an RBI and a stolen base, Austin Evans with 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI and Set Trivitt went 3-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs.

Foster had a triple to go with his double and Almeida had a double and three RBIs.

Mason collected two hits, two runs scored and an RBI and Johnson and Jake Mariani each had a single. Mariani added a stolen base as well.

Cauley said Carter threw three strong innings and Mariani came on in the sixth to close out the game, picking up the win.

Carson Valley took on North Valleys Monday night and Sparks National Tuesday, but the results from those games weren't available by press time.

-- Joey Crandall can be reached at or at (775) 782-5121, ext. 212.


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