Former Tigers help new team get past old

Stacked up against the Sierra Sundevils, a summer league team loaded with some of the top high school baseball talent in Northern Nevada, Douglas hung in for three innings before Sierra was able to pull away Tuesday afternoon at Tiger Field in Minden.

Sierra, which boasted two of Douglas' top players from the 2006 season in D.J. Brady and Roman Davis, also brought in players from Manogue, Fallon, South Tahoe and Wooster this summer and put together a 17-2 win against the Tigers.

Douglas incoming sophomore Tyler May pitched three solid innings for the Tigers, allowing just two runs before Sierra exploded for six runs in the fourth.

Davis went 2-for-4 with and RBI and Brady struck out two in relief in the seventh inning for the Sundevils.

Cory Eilers and May each had two hits for the Tigers and Niko Saladis and Ryan Laing each doubled.

Douglas had an excellent opportunity to bring some runs across in the bottom of the second, trailing by one.

Eilers looped a one-out single to right and May singled to left, pushing Eilers to third. Jeff White was hit by a pitch with two outs to load the bases, but a groundout to short ended the threat.

Sierra brought another run across in the top of the third, but Douglas carried the momentum it had built into the bottom of the frame.

Saladis belted a double to right center and Laing sacrificed him to third.

Saladis later scored on a pickoff attempt at third and Ryan Pruitt was hit by a pitch with two outs.

Pruitt stole second and Eilers reached on an error at second base, which Pruitt was able to score on. May followed with an infield single to third but a fly out to left ended the inning.

Sierra broke the game open in the top of the next frame and added five more runs in the top of the fifth. Four runs over the last two innings closed out the game.

Brandon Bernard recorded the Tigers' only strikeout on the mound, while Jordan Hadlock and Ryan Pruitt each pitched an inning as well.

Douglas is in the middle of its summer schedule and will next host Lovelock at 4 p.m. July 6.


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