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Ward, Morgan pitch Whittell past Coleville

Steve Yingling, Tribune sports editor

Pitchers Ben Ward and Jordan Morgan combined on a three-hitter Tuesday as the Whittell Warriors beat Coleville 11-1 in a nonleague baseball game at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

Ward tossed three innings, allowing two hits and a run. Morgan closed out the win, allowing a hit in three innings.

“Both guys threw well today, a lot of strikes,” said Whittell coach Starbuck Teevan.

Adam Laub led Whittell’s offense with three hits, two RBI and three stolen bases. Alex Potnick tripled and singled and drove home a run.

“I’m real pleased with today’s effort. We had a few too many strikeouts, including a couple with the bases loaded,” Teevan said.

Whittell (7-3) will play host to Dayton on Thursday, then prepare for its Northern 2A League opener against Incline on Saturday at Lampe Park. The doubleheader begins at noon.

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Coleville avenged a loss to Whittell from three days earlier by outlasting the Warriors 17-11 Saturday in a softball game in Gardnerville.

Whittell used the nonleague game to gain experience for pitchers Marissa Besson, Austyn Herrera and Heather Esquivel.

“I couldn’t have asked for more from them,” said Whittell assistant coach Lindsey Henry.

Henry said outstanding catches were made by outfielders Lupe Martinez and Lea Manzano-Torres.

Herrera and Katie Poet each base three times for the Warriors.

Whittell (4-6-1) will meet Dayton at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Lampe Park.