The Ely Times

The White Pine High baseball teams continued league action March 29-30 in the triple header with Yerington in Ely.

Unfortunately, the Bobcats lost all three to the league-leading Lions, 16-1 and 10-9 in the Friday double-header, and 16-0 in the Saturday game.

The first game on Friday, the Bobcats watched it slip away early and couldn’t recover as the Lions scored at least three runs in every inning.

It began with a double by Justin Olmstead and a two-run, two out home run by Vincent Scatena in the first inning.

Jayden Brewer struggled on the mound for White Pine, giving up eight runs on seven hits in the first three innings. Richard Sandoval came on in relief, but he also gave up eight runs. Defensively, the Bobcats were plagued by committing five errors.

Friday’s second game again saw the Lions take a 4-0 lead to the bottom of the third inning when the Bobcat bats came out clawing, scoring eight runs to take  an 8-4 lead.

The boys got RBI hits from Caleb Britton, Coy Hecker, Zac Chamberlain, Shamryn Brewster, Shea Simon and Justin Rimington.

Five walks, a hit by pitch, two singles and Brewster’s two-run triple accounted the White Pine runs.

But Yerington got one back in the fifth inning and added five more runs in the top of the sixth inning on three straight singles and a triple for a 10-8 lead.

 Britton started the game for the Bobcats. He allowed six hits and eight runs over five and a third innings, striking out two and giving up three walks.

Chamberlain took the loss. He allowed two hits and two runs, one strike out and one walk.

On Saturday, the final game of the three-game set, the Bobcats were easily dispatched by the Lions 16-0. They banged out 14 hits on three White Pine pitchers and were never challenged.

Yerington hammered starting pitcher Zac Chamberlain for 10 runs on eight hits in the first inning, a double, a triple, a two-run homer and five singles. Coach Quinn Ewell then replaced him with Shea Simon, but the Lions touched him for five runs on four hits.

Yerington (11-3, 9-1) collected 14 hits in the game, while the Bobcats were held to only two by Scatena in his three innings of work, by Brewer and Hecker.

This week, the Bobcats (3-6, 1-4), begin a six-game road schedule, first at second place Incline (6-1, 6-1) this Thursday and Friday, then a non-league game at three-time defending state champion Lincoln County April 8 and back to league play at Battle Mountain April 12-13.