The Ely Times
The White Pine High baseball team won the second and third games of the three-game set at Silver Stage April 26-27.
However, they lost the first game 8-4 before taking the next two in a pair of one-run games.
Friday’s first game saw the Bobcats take a 1-0 lead when Shea Simons grounded out to first base and Jayden Brewer scored from third base.
Silver Stage tied the game in the bottom of the second inning. The Nighthawks tallied four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning on RBI singles by Anthony Ness and Jake Lyon and held on for an 8-4 victory.
Jacob Pettay was the winning pitcher for Silver Stage. He allowed five hits, two runs, struck out 13 and two walks.
Simon took the loss for the Bobcats, allowing nine hits, seven runs, four strikeouts and two walks. He was relieved by Zac Chamberlain in the sixth inning.
Chamberlain was 3-for-4 at bat for White Pine.
Friday’s second game was much closer and wasn’t decided until White Pine scored the winning run in the seventh inning.
Silver Stage held a 7-6 lead going into the sixth inning. Garrett Rice singled on a 3-2 count and scored Chamberlaihn to tie the score at 7.
Chamberlain quickly got the Nighthawks out in the sixth inning.
In the top of the seventh, with two outs and a man on third base, Richard Sandoval singled to score Hunner Doty with the go ahead run.
Chamberlain then got the first Silver Stage batter to ground out, then struck out the final two batters.
Jayden Brewer had started on the mound for White Pine, He gave up seven runs on seven hits, struck out eight and walked two.
Chamberlain came on in relief in the sixth inning. He allowed no runs on one hit, struck out four and walked one.
Saturday’s final game of the set was another one-run affair that went to the eighth inning before White Pine came away with an 11-10 victory.
The Bobcats started off with five runs in the first inning highlighted by Coy Hecker’s two run double.
The boys added four more runs in the second inning. Sandoval, Rice and Rulon Craw all hit doubles, Simon had an RBI single and White Pine had a nice 9-l lead.
But the Nighthawks touched Bobcat pitcher Sandoval hard in the second inning, scoring six runs. Andrew Winningham, Pettay, Tim Maguire, Ness, and Lyon all picked up RBI hits to spark the rally.
And the Nighthawks scored twice in their last at bat to send the game to extra innings.
In the top of the eighth inning, White Pine led off with singles by Doty and Craw. Then a wild pitch from Pettay allowed Doty to score the go-ahead run.
Chamberlain, on in relief of Sandoval and Craw, got the last 12 outs and had the Nighthawks hit a pop up for an out, then registered two strikeouts to preserve the win. He pitched four innings to get the win. Allowed two runs on five hits, struck out seven and walked three.
Craw was 4-for-4 at the plate for the Bobcats (9-13, 7-10).
Silver Stage (6-17, 3-15) used four pitchers who gave up 11 runs on 19 hits, had 11 strikeouts and four walks.
The game with Silver Stage concluded the league season for the Bobcats and they will not make the playoffs this season.
The four-team 2A Northern playoffs are May 10-11 in Yerington.
White Pine ended their season on Tuesday this week hosting three-time defending state champion Lincoln County.