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Douglas baseball, softball teams top North Valleys

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The Douglas baseball team got one win closer to the Sierra League title Wednesday afternoon, beating North Valleys 12-4 in the Tigers’ regular-season home finale.

If the Tigers are able to clinch the title, however, Douglas’ seniors will get to come back home next week for the playoffs.

“It’s a huge ‘if’ right now,” Douglas coach John Glover said. “If we win the league, we get home-field advantage for the playoffs.

“For us, the playoffs start tomorrow,” Glover said. “We need wins because we have to do what Damonte does.”

Douglas takes on North Valleys in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon in Reno. In the meantime, Damonte Ranch needs Douglas to lose at least once and hope for a sweep against Carson.

On Wednesday, Douglas pounded out 14 hits, including a monster home run over the center field scoreboard from Jordan Hadlock on its way to the win.

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Wyatt Graham threw an efficient game on the mound, picking up the win while throwing all seven innings.

“We had a decent game and we got a couple of double plays from our defense in some situations that really helped us,” Glover said. “North Valleys is a good team, they are blue collar kids and they really scrap out there.”

SOFTBALL

Stephanie Harper threw three perfect innings while Douglas pounded out 12 runs in a 12-2 win over North Valleys in Minden Wednesday afternoon.

Dorothy came on to close out the game in the circle and Lauren Hoppe blasted a home run to right field to spark the Tigers.

Douglas takes on North Valleys Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. in Reno.