Tigers blank Hug, 10-0
Haydn Brown and Jeremy Aleman combined to pitch one-hit ball Tuesday afternoon as the Douglas High baseball team breezed to a 10-0 Northern 4A baseball victory at home against Hug.
Douglas (7-3 league, 10-5 overall) scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back at Tiger Field in a game that was stopped in the fifth inning.
The win was the seventh in eight games for the Tigers, who open a two-game series at home against Reno today at 3:45 p.m. The series concludes Saturday with an 11 a.m. contest at Reno. The Huskies were one game ahead of Douglas in the league standings coming into this week.
Brown allowed one hit with eight strikeouts and one walk over four innings. Aleman struck out the side in the fifth to complete the shutout.
Even though the Tigers only collected five hits, four of those went for extra innings. Haden Keller, Eddy Cabrera, Tristan Futch and Aleman all contributed doubles. Aleman hit an RBI double and then scored on Kindel Isham’s single to close out the game in the fifth inning.
Futch and Cabrera hit two-run doubles to highlight the Tigers’ first inning rally.
Marcos Batres singled on an 0-2 pitch in the second inning to account for the only hit Hug (0-10, 2-16) collected against the Tigers.