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Douglas sweeps past Hug

Staff Reports

Eli Hinojosa pitched a four-inning complete game for the Douglas High baseball team in its 16-1 Northern 4A conference win at Hug on Tuesday in Reno.

Douglas (5-5 conference, 7-8 overall) completed a sweep of its two-game series against the Hawks and remained in the thick of a tight playoff picture. Two games separated eight teams between the No. 2 and No. 9 positions after Tuesday's games.

Hinojosa got stronger as the game went on, and during one stretch, the junior left-hander struck out six straight batters.

Douglas broke the game open with six runs in the second inning and four runs in the third.

The Tigers open a series on Thursday at 3:45 p.m. at first-place Reno. The two teams play again at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Tiger Field.

This marks the start of a key stretch for the Tigers, who face Bishop Manogue on Tuesday in Reno and then host the Miners on Thursday.

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