Bad weather and wet grounds got in the way of tow of the Bobcats three planned games at Silver Stage last weekend.
Double-headers were planned for Friday, but the weather closed in and only allowed for one to be played. Saturday’s games were called off and rescheduled for Tuesday this week.
In the one Friday game, both teams pounded out 15 hits, but the Nighthawks had a seven-run third inning to break the game open for a 19-9 win.
The Bobcats opened the game with four runs in the first inning as the batted though the whole lineup. There were two hit batters and singles by Caleb Britton,, Tyler Whipple, Zac Chamberlain, Shamryn Brewster and Tyler Perkins.
But Silver Stage touched starting Bobcat pitcher Jayden Brewer for six runs in their first inning. He surrendered a two doubles, two singles, a triple and three walks.
Another big inning for Silver Stage was the third with seven runs on four singles and two hit batters.
White Pine did begin to work their way back from a 14-4 deficit by getting two runs each in the fourth and fifth innings.
But the Nighthawks put four more across the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Coach Quinn Ewell said the umpires then decided the grounds were too wet to play the second game that day and the Saturday game was also rained out.
On Tuesday this week, the team returned to Silver Stage to complete the league triple header and ended up splitting with the Nighthawks 4-1 and 12-2.
In the first game, Tyler Perkins, Caleb Britton, Rulon Craw, Zac Chamberlain and Richard Sandoval accounted for the Bobcats five hits in the game.
In the second game, White Pine watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 12-2 loss.
The boys struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively, giving up the 12 runs on seven hits.
White Pine’s only runs came in the fifth inning. Coy Hecker doubled home Jayden Brewer and Britton scored with no outs on hard ground ball to the shortstop by Tyler Whipple.
This weekend, the Bobcats (4-8, 1-5) play Battle Mountain (9-4, 6-3) in Ely, a single game on Friday and two on Saturday.