Huskies sweep Douglas baseball
An error-plagued second inning and a missed opportunity with the bases loaded in the third inning provided the majority of the damage for the Douglas baseball team Saturday morning as the Tigers dropped an 11-1 decision to No. 2 Reno at Tiger Field.
Reno completed the series sweep in the afternoon, topping Douglas 11-3.
In game one, Reno’s Alex Gardner hit a solo home run to lead off the second inning, which opened the floodgates on a five-run frame.
Two singles and two errors brought around two more runs and a third scored on a passed ball. An error in left field brought around the fifth run of the inning.
Cory Eilers and Jordan Hadlock each drew walks to open the third for Douglas, bringing around the top of the order.
D.J. Brady singled to load the bases with no outs, but that was as promising as it would get for the Tigers.
A fly ball to short, a strikeout and a grounder to second ended the threat.
Douglas pushed across its only run of the game when Brady scored on a sacrifice hit from Ryan Laing in the fifth.
John Rice picked up the win for Reno while freshman Tyler May took the loss, dropping to 4-3 on the year.
Douglas put together its best offensive effort of the three-game series with Reno in game two, scoring three runs on six hits in the loss.
Niko Saladis, Ryan Pruitt, Nate Whalin, Roman Davis, Phil Mannelly and Brady each had a hit. Saladis doubled and Pruitt and Mannelly each had RBIs.
Davis Banks drove in four runs for Reno, hitting two doubles and a triple in the win.
On Monday, Douglas dropped a 13-6 decision to No. 6 Reed.
The Tigers held a 5-3 lead through two innings, but Reed piled up 10 runs in the final five to take the win.
Offensively, Douglas pounded out 10 hits, including two from Saladis and Mannelly. Whalin drove in two runs and Laing, Davis, Mannelly and Eilers each drove in one.
Douglas dropped to 16-14 overall and 12-6 in league play with three games remaining in the regular season. Douglas hosts Wooster Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.
— Joey Crandall can be reached at email@example.com or at (775) 782-5121, ext. 212.