Douglas the lone undefeated team in the state
Douglas became the only remaining undefeated 4A baseball team in the state Monday afternoon with a 10-2 win over Turlock, Calif., at the Atwater, Calif., Tournament.
Luke Rippee tripled and drove in three runs and Chad Walling, Bryan Miller and Brandon Huff each drove in two runs to lead the Tigers as Douglas scored at least 10 runs for the 12th time this season.
Chris Honer picked up the win for the Tigers, striking out six and walking two.
The Tigers jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the second inning and cruised from there, allowing two runs in the fourth.
Miller went 2-for-2 at the plate with a triple of his own as the Tigers collected seven hits and drew 10 walks.
Sierra League rival Reno High School, which was the only other remaining undefeated school in the state, lost to Valencia, Calif., 15-1 on Monday.
Douglas improved to 16-0 on the year overall and currently stands 6-0 in league. The Tigers took on Livingston, Calif., Tuesday afternoon but the results were not available at press time. They play Atwater tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Douglas returns to Northern Nevada play next week with what might prove to be the toughest portion of its schedule this season.
The Tigers travel to Reed Tuesday, April 20 and then to Reno Thursday, April 22.
Then they come back home for a doubleheader against Reno Saturday, April 24.