Simpson pitches shutout, Tigers fall to Carson
Hunter Simpson pitched a complete game shutout to lead the Douglas High baseball team to a season-opening 10-0 win at home against Truckee on Thursday afternoon.
Douglas scored five runs in the first inning to take charge of a game at Tiger Field that was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule. The game was played as part of the Mike Bearman Memorial Preseason Tournament.
Simpson, a senior right-hander, allowed four hits to go with five strikeouts and no walks over five innings.
The Tigers were sparked in the first inning by singles from Jayden Foster and Ayden Murphy, plus walks from Jeremy Aleman and Kindel Isham.
Murphy, a sophomore, hit 3-for-3 with a double. Spencer Trivitt was 2-for-3 with a double. Haydn Brown tripled and drove in three runs while Isham contributed a double and scored three runs.
Douglas came back on Friday morning and dropped a 6-5 decision to Enterprise (Redding, Calif.) in a game played at Ron McNutt Field in Carson City.
Haden Keller hit 3-for-4 with a double to lead the Tigers offensively. Foster went 2-for-4 and Riley Wilkinson 2-for-2. Douglas outhit the Enterprise Hornets, 12-7.
Brown absorbed the loss as he pitched 3.0 innings. Aleman pitched 3.0 innings of relief, allowed one hit to go with three strikeouts and two walks.
Carson 10, Douglas 5
Carson pushed across five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to break a 4-4 tie and take the lead for good in a rivalry game at Ron McNutt Field in Carson City.
Haden Keller hit 3-for-4 with a double while Jayden Foster and Isaiah Schat both went 2-for-4 and Riley Wilkinson was 2-for-3. Brown went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Schat drove in two runs.
Keller pitched 3.0 innings, allowed seven runs (five earned) on seven hits. Ben Nelson pitched 4.0 innings to pick up the win for Carson. Jesse Lopez went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI.
Evan Simpson drove in three runs to help lead a 10-hit attack as the Douglas JV team defeated Truckee 8-7 on Thursday. Caden Hultberg hit 3-for-3 with one RBI while Jonathan Antti went 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI. Dario Watroba stole home to break a 6-6 tie in the fifth inning while Camden Brown doubled and scored three runs.
Justin Stevens pitched seven innings for the win, allowed 13 hits, struck out eight and walked only one.