The Incline baseball team went 1-1-1 in a Division III crossover tournament against the Lahontan League this past Friday and Saturday, tying Silver Stage 3-3, beating Pershing County 6-0 and losing to Yerington, 8-4.
Incline then defeated Portola 16-6 on Tuesday.
Sophomore pitcher Tommy Dolan put on a fine performance in the Highlanders’ shutout win against Pershing County. He allowed only one hit in the five-inning game, by senior Seth Montes, and struck out 14. Between his last two outings, Dolan has struck out 20 of the last 21 batters he’s faced and has not allowed a run.
The Incline offense provided more than enough support, as the Highlanders scored three runs in the first inning and tacked on another in the second and two more in the fourth on nine hits total. Pershing County did not help its own cause with four errors.
Kris Dirga led the Highlanders offensively with two hits and two RBIs, while Cam Powell, Tommy Thompson, Masxsimo Battel, Jack Clouthier, Ben Snyder, Austin Sneed and Nicky Witty each contributed one hit. Sneed also had an RBI.
Powell led the way with two hits and two RBIs in the tie against Silver Stage, while Dirga had two hits. Incline was limited to four hits in the loss to Yerington, one apiece by Dirga, Dolan, Owen Graffis and Powell. Dolan had a triple and three RBIs.
The Highlanders took a 2-1 lead against Portola in the second inning and added four more in the third, two in the fourth and eight in the sixth to put the game away.
Incline banged out 17 hits, as Powell went 4-for-5 with three RBIs, Thompson had three hits and an RBI, and Dolan had three hits, including a double and a home run, and four RBIs. Dirga had two hits and an RBI, while Battel had a hit and two RBIs, and Graffis, Clouthier, Snyder, and Sneed each had a hit and RBI.
Now 5-2-1, the Highlanders are scheduled to host Truckee to kick off Mount Rose League play on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The games will likely be played in Carson City if Incline’s fields are wet.
The Incline softball team, meanwhile, dropped crossover games against Pershing County, 24-4, and Yerington, 6-1, over the weekend before falling to Portola, 13-3, on Tuesday. Stats were not available.
Incline softball also is scheduled to host a doubleheader against Truckee on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.