Warriors’ rally falls short
Oh, so close. Whittell High’s baseball team fell at Dayton, 14-9, on Wednesday. The Warriors mounted a three-run rally and had the bases loaded with no outs in the sixth inning before Dustdevil reliever Jeremy Kinney came on to strike out six of the final eight batters for the save.
“We had them on the ropes. It was exciting. We were never really out of it,” said Whittell coach Brian Geimer.
After Whittell took an early one-run lead, Dayton touched starter Bobby Lee for seven runs on five hits in its half of the first inning. The Warriors soon found themselves down 14-6 going into the top of the sixth. After filling the sacks and plating three, Pat Geimer singled off Kinney to score Bobby Lee, but the Dayton stopper promptly shut them down.
The Warriors pounded out a season-high 15 hits. Lee was 3 for 3 with a two-run homer and three runs, while Geimer was 2 for 4. Devin Apocotos finished 2 for 5 with four RBIs, while Bryce Schusell had three hits and two RBIs, Brandon Lee 2 for 3, Matt Olsen 2 for 5 and Thomas Hunter 1 for 3.
“It’s all coming together. We’re hitting the ball. I was pleased,” the coach said.
The Warriors (1-10) next play April 18.
Whittell High’s softball team scored two runs in the first inning before losing 19-2 at Dayton on Wednesday.
“We jumped on them early. I think the girls were more confident at the bat,” said Whittell coach Joanna Harris. “But we couldn’t come up with a cleanly fielded ball and they were hitting the gaps.”
Whittell’s Lindsay Schultz and Aurora Terry scored in the first frame. The Warriors (2-6) finished with no hits. Today’s rescheduled game with Manogue and Saturday’s contest at Lovelock have both been postponed. The Warriors next host Smith Valley on April 21.
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