Baseball: Late rally proves to be too much for Carson Valley Renegades

The Carson Valley Little League Renegades were six outs away from taking a 10-3 win into the second round of the single elimination bracket at the Nevada District I Renegades tournament.

A late rally from the Truckee Renegades, however, sent the game into extra innings where Truckee was later able to pull out a 12-11 win at Ranchos Aspen Park Tuesday night.

The game went back and forth from the start as Carson Valley put two runs up in the top of the first when Trevor Tierney scored as Tanner Souza reached on an error and Souza later came around to score on a passed ball.

Souza sat the Truckee offense down with three strikeouts in the bottom half and Carson Valley got back to work in the top of the second as Mackenzie Rose reached on a one-out error, moved to second on a walk to Bryce Capra and came in to score on a passed ball issued to Tierney.

Truckee came back to tie the game in the bottom of the inning with an RBI sacrifice bunt and two run-scoring singles. Carson Valley also got a couple of sharp defensive plays at third from Michael Grant in the inning.

Carson Valley was hardly content to sit on the tie as Jesse Cawthone belted a two-out triple in the top of the third and scored on a passed ball to Weston Rauber.

Souza got through the bottom of the third in order with a ground out to first and two strikeouts, running his total for the night to five.

Carson Valley put together a two-out rally in the top of the fourth as Ryan Barnes doubled to left and scored on a Tomas Leitenbauer single.

Leitenbauer stole second and moved to third on a passed ball before scoring on a chop single from Tierney.

Tierney moved to second on a wild pitch and to third on a passed ball before Souza doubled to left to bring Tierney home.

After a Truckee runner reached second base on an error in the bottom of the fourth, Carson Valley catcher Zach Rowden threw him out attempting to steal third and Souza ran his strikeout total to six before running up on hid pitch limit.

Cawthon came in to pitch and induced a ground ball to first to end the inning.

Cawthon belted a one-out single in the top of the fifth and advanced to third on wild pitches before Rauber was issued a walk.

With runners on first and third, Jace Hart singled to bring Cawthon home. Trent Almeida then bunted safely to load the bases.

Barnes grounded into a fielder's choice, which scored Rauber and Hart scored on a passed ball issued to Leitenbauer.

Leitenbauer later singled, but the Carson Valley runner at second base was thrown out trying to score from second base to end the inning leaving the lead at 10-3

A walk and a single from Truckee to lead off the bottom of the fifth brought about another pitching change but two more consecutive walks brought in a run and left the bases loaded with no outs.

Another run scored on a passed ball and the a triple to right cleared the bases and worked the score to 10-7.

When the dust cleared, Truckee had taken an 11-10 lead with an eight-run, four-hit inning.

Souza reached on a one-out error in the top of the sixth and came around to score on a double from Rowden to tie the game back up at 11.

Carson Valley's Jake Nagy came on to pitch in the bottom of the sixth with one runner on and induced a fielder's choice, a fly ball top third and a grounder back to the mound to get out of the inning and send the game into extra innings.

Hart led off the top of the seventh with a single but a nice defensively play from Truckee to turn a double play and a fly ball to short ended the inning.

A trio of singles from Truckee in the bottom half brought the winning run around, ending the game at 12-11.


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