Softball: Douglas splits final two at Reed tourney |

Softball: Douglas splits final two at Reed tourney

by Joey Crandall

The Douglas High softball team split its elimination bracket games at the Reed Easter Classic in Sparks Saturday, falling to Reno 2-1 in the quarterfinals and beating Carson 6-5 in the consolation.

Douglas left the tournament with its overall record set at 13-7.

The consolation game was a back-and-forth battle that saw four lead changes with Douglas getting three runs in the sixth to pull away for the win.

That came on the heels of a three-run burst from Carson in the top of the fifth that saw the Senators go up 5-3.

Freshman Kaitlin Bowman struck out four and walked none in pitching Douglas to the win.

Carson’s Erica Watson struck out three, also going the distance in the loss.

Bowman had a double and two RBIs at the plate, Katie Chieffo went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Allison Meyer went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Tiger offense.

Katie Kluever doubled, and Kelly Sonnemann and Leonna Mortimer each had a base hit and two runs scored.

Jennifer Purcell had a big game for Carson, hitting a home run with 2 RBIs. Bailey Allen drove in two runs and went 2-for-3 and Ellise McGowen, Michelle Perry and Madison VonDuering each had a hit.

In the loss to Reno, Douglas sophomore Kali Sargent was the hard-luck losing pitcher, striking out five, walking two and scattering five hits that led to two runs.

Katie Kluever scored Douglas’ lone run, Taylor McKinnon went 2-for-3 and Makayla Shaver hit a triple as the Tiger offense was largely kept silent at the hands of Reno pitcher Morgan Eisele (6 strikeouts, 4 hits).


Douglas High’s junior varsity squad went 2-2 at the Nicole Snyder Memorial Tournament at Stodick Park over the weekend.

Layne Waggoner struck out seven and walked two to lead Douglas to an 8-0 win over Fallon on Friday.

Savannah Allmett doubled and hit a home run with three RBIs, Nicole Rowe doubled, Morgan Gunnell drove in two runs and Lara Brown drove in two runs.

Douglas fell to Reed 5-2, with Allmett and Mari Pimental scoring the Tigers’ runs.

Waggoner trippled and Pimental stole a base.

On Saturday, Douglas fell to Spanish Springs 3-1.

Allmett hit a solo home run and Rowe had a pair of hits in the win.

Douglas concluded the tournament with an 8-1 win over Carson.

Rowe, Allmett and Waggoner each had two hits, with Waggoner doubling. Rowe, Gunnell, Waggoner and Delaney Jacobson each drove in one run. Makenzie Rose stole a base.


The Douglas junior varsity baseball team went 2-2 at the Manogue Spring Break Tournament last week.

Douglas beat Carson and Truckee and lost to Reno and Manogue.

Logan Fencl hit his third home run of the year, along with two doubles and three singles.

Michael Mejia and Blaine Pinochi contributed four singles, Tim Cadaret had four singles and a double, Charlie Cryderman and Alberto Solis each had three singles, Zach Davies doubled and singled, Trevor Tierney doubled, and Tomas Leitenbauer, Matt Goeltz and Ben Penwell each singled.

The Tigers had strong pitching efforts from William Cassinos, Tanner Valenzuela, Leitenbauer, Davies, Pinochi, Mejia and Penwell.