Young, Johnson combine in WNC win
Freshman left-hander Matt Young on Friday nearly became the third Western Nevada College pitcher to throw a no-hitter.
Young no-hit Mount Hood Community College of Gresham, Ore., until catcher Louis Wolf bunted down the third-base line for the Saints’ first hit with two outs in the seventh inning at John L. Harvey Field in Carson City.
Young and freshman reliever Kyle Johnson of Douglas High combined on a two-hit shutout as the Wildcats won the opening game of the doubleheader, 3-0. Neither of those hits left the infield.
Kody Reynolds drove in five runs to back the pitching of Max Karnos as the Wildcats completed their sweep of the nonconference doubleheader with a 13-3 win.
Young finished off his eight-inning outing with a pair of strikeouts. The former Reno High School pitcher had five strikeouts and two walks.
Johnson worked a 1-2-3 ninth to earn his first save.
Triple Crown tournament softball games to be played in Gardnerville
A portion of the Triple Crown USA Nationals Tournament will be played on Gardnerville softball fields in July.
The tournament will be held on July 14-17, ewith the early 16U division games to be played in Gardnerville and Lake Tahoe. The Valley games will be played at Stodick and Lampe parks. The 14U and 18U divisions playing in the Reno and Sparks area.
The 16U division will draw 64 teams from as far away as North Carolina, Canada, Florida and Texas.
The championship games of the 16U and 18U divisions will be played at the University of Nevada’s Hixson Park and televised on the CBS Sports Network.
WNC softball splits doubleheader
Last spring Western Nevada College ousted Snow College from the Scenic West Athletic Conference tournament. Although Snow got some revenge by winning the first game of Friday’s SWAC doubleheader, 7-1, the Wildcats used a quick start in the second game to post a 7-4 win and gain a split at Edmonds Sports Complex in Carson City.
The teams complete the four-game series today with a noon doubleheader.
Nicole Lesniak scattered 12 hits in her complete game effort in the nightcap. She never had a 1-2-3 inning, and gave up at least one hit in each of the seven innings.
Hunter safety classes set
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is hosting hunter safety classes on March 28 and April 11.
Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the sheriff’s office, 1038 Buckeye Road in Minden.
Completion of a work book is mandatory before starting a class. The work book may be obtained at the sheriff’s office or online.
There is no minimum age required to take the class in Nevada, however, students under the age of 11 are required to attend with an adult.
The cost is $5. Pre-registration is required for the classes, which are limited to 35 students. Call the sheriff’s office at 782-9900 during regular work hours for information.