Douglas baseball, softball teams top North Valleys
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.
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.”
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.