Tigers lose tourney finale to Carson
Carson High used a seven-run fifth inning to pull away to a 12-2 win at home against the Douglas High baseball team on Saturday.
Douglas finished with a 1-3 record in the Mike Bearman Memorial Preseason Tournament in what amounted to a tune-up for the start of the Northern Division I conference season this week.
The Tigers opened their conference season Tuesday with a game at Damonte Ranch in Reno and the two teams meet in a rematch Thursday at 3:45 p.m. in Minden.
Six errors hindered the Tigers in their loss against Carson at Ron McNutt Field in a game stopped in the fifth inning due to the 10-run rule.
Carson scored an unearned run in the first inning off Isaiah Schat, however, Douglas answered with a run to tie the score in the top of the second on a sacrifice fly by Schat.
Two Douglas errors in the bottom of the second accounted for two more runs as Carson took a 3-1 lead. In the third, the Senators increased their lead to 5-1 on a bases-loaded walk and a wild pitch.
Douglas made it 5-2 in the fourth on a Haydn Brown single, two hit batsmen and an error.
The Tigers threatened in the top of the fifth, only to see the rally end on an inning-ending double play.
Carson went on to score seven runs in the bottom of the fifth on just four hits, a hit batter, two more errors and a wild pitch. Connor Pradere hit a two-run triple and Cody Azevedo a run-scoring single for the Senators.
Schat allowed five runs (two earned) on two hits and six walks over 2.1 innings.
Trevor Tierney hit 1-for-1 with a double, Brown 1-for-2 with two runs scored and Kindel Isham 1-for-2 to account for the Tigers’ three hits.
On Friday, Central Catholic (Modesto, Calif.) rallied to pick up a 14-10 victory over Douglas in a game played at Ron McNutt Field. The Tigers took an early 2-0 lead, only to see Central Catholic score twice in the third inning, followed by a seven-run outburst in the fourth to take a lead it never relinquished.
Sam Mundt, a 6-foot-6 senior who has committed to play baseball for the University of Utah, homered twice and drove in four runs to lead the attack for Central Catholic.
The Tigers came back later on Friday and committed six errors in an 11-3 defeat at the hands of Wooster in Reno. Wooster used four-run rallies in the third and fourth innings to take a 10-0 lead.
Jayden Foster hit 2-for-2 and scored twice while Tomas Leitenbauer went 1-for-3 with two RBI for the Tigers.
Senior Logan Weeks pitched 4.2 innings of three-hit ball with two runs allowed to pick up the win for the Colts. Jeremy Aleman, Foster and Brown shared the pitching duties for Douglas.
The Tigers opened their season Thursday with a 14-1 win at home against South Tahoe. Hunter Simpson pitched 4.2 innings of no-hit ball to earn the win.