Baseball: Washoe knocks Carson Valley out of tournament

The Washoe Little League 11-12-year-old All-Stars ended the Nevada District I Tournament for Carson Valley in the semifinals Saturday evening with a 10-2 win at the South Valleys Regional Sports Complex in Reno.

Washoe went on to win the tournament with a 16-1 win over Sparks Centennial in the championship game the next day.

Carson Valley ended up being the only team to play Washoe for the entire six innings in the tournament and led 2-0 through the first inning.

"We really played a great game, although you wouldn't normally think that seeing a 10-2 score," Carson Valley coach Ron Cauley said. "We played excellent defense, we got some runners on base and we had some good stretches from our pitchers.

"Washoe is just at another level. They always are. Playing them for six innings was an accomplishment in itself."

Carson Valley's Cody Schmidlin retired the top of Washoe's lineup in order to open the game and Sullivan Cauley belted a two-run home run in the bottom half to give Carson Valley the early 2-0 lead.

Washoe came back with four runs in the top of the second, but the score stayed that way until the fifth as Schmidlin struck out five and scattered five hits.

The game broke open in the fifth, though, as Washoe brought four more runs across and two more in the sixth.

Taylen Lopez-Simms struck out five for Carson Valley in relief.

Austin Evans went 2-for-3 and scored a run in the game and Kyle Johnson and Seth Trivitt each added a hit for Carson Valley.

Carson Valley beat Reno American East 19-13 Thursday night to advance to the semifinals.

Teddy Mason went 3-for-3 with a double, a home run and four RBIs in the game and Parker Hoshizaki went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs.

Johnson went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, Schmidlin went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored, Lopez-Simms went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored and Cauley had a hit, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Cody Carter added a hit and three runs scored, Matt Elliott had a hit and drove in a run and Dalton Grisell had a hit.

Wes Hundley and Cole Peck each helped Carson Valley to its 3-3 record in the tournament. Two of the losses came against Washoe.


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