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Rulon Craw pitching at a recent game.

The Ely Times

The White Pine High baseball team had a three-game sweep of league rival Pershing County last weekend in Ely. They had a double header win on Friday, 11-1 and 12-1, then an 8-7 win on Saturday.

Friday’s first game saw the Mustangs score first on an RBI single from Jordan Gentry in the first inning.

But the Bobcats responded with four runs in the second inning. A two-run single by Richard Sandoval, a wild pitch at home plate that scored a run, then a hit by Zac Chamberlain to score Sandoval.

White Pine added four more runs in the fifth inning, led by a two-run double from Chamberlain, a bases-loaded walk and a RBI single by Justin Rimington.

Caleb Britton took the win for the Bobcats. He worked 4.2 innings, allowed one run on two hits, striking out 10 and six walks.

Coton Wanner took the loss for Pershing County. He lasted three innings, allowing eight hits, six run, six strikeouts and three walks. Blake Barter took over in relief, but he gave up five runs on four hits, struck out four and walked three.

White Pine racked up 12 hits in the game. Shamryn Brewster, Chamberlain and Rimington all managed multiple hits. Brewster was 4-for-4.

The second Friday game was not reported by, but the Bobcats again banged out 10 hits, scored seven runs in the bottom of the second inning and took a 12-1 victory.

Saturday’s game saw an exciting finish with Jayden Brewer’s walk-off groundout to the pitcher in the bottom of the eighth inning that scored Konner Jensen from second base.

Joaquin Wanner had come in to pitch for Pershing Country with the score tied at seven, one on, one out and a 2-0 count on Brewster who then grounded back to the pitcher, but Jensen still managed to score from second base with the winning run.

White Pine had a four-run lead in the third inning, but the Mustangs pushed across three runs to cut the lead to 5-4.

And in the seventh inning, Pershing County tied the game at seven with two runs.  

After holding Pershing County scoreless in the top of the eighth, the stage was set for the drama at the end of the game.

Chamberlain was White Pine’s winning pitcher. Brewer had started, worked 3.2 innings, was relieved by Rulon Craw for 2.1 innings, then Chamberlain came on in the seventh inning.

Brewer had allowed two hits and four runs in his time on the mound. He struck out eight and walked four.

Dylan Hultenschmidt started for Pershing County (4-17, 2-16).  He lasted seven and a third innings, allowing 15 hits, eight runs, seven strikeouts and one walk.

Rimington had a fine day at the plate for White Pine (7-12, 5-9) going 3-for-four with two RBIs.

This weekend the boys are at Silver Stage (5-15, 2-13) for the finale to the league season, a Friday double header and a single game Saturday.

The Bobcats have a final game with three time defending 2A state champion Lincoln County in Ely April 30.

The four-team 2A Northern Division playoffs will be May 10-11 at Yerington.