Wines shines following injury
An errant throw in warmups bumped Meredith Shaw from the mound, but Whittell High displayed pitching depth as Ashley Wines led the Warriors to an 11-5 win over Fernley’s JV on Thursday in Fernley.
Shaw was warming up her arm on the side of the diamond when a throw from Fernley’s infield practice smacked her in the left arm.
“I hope she will be ready for Tuesday,” said WHS assistant Bud Gwinn, whose Warriors play first-place Incline.
Wines filled in admirably, allowing four hits and five runs while walking eight.
Whittell trailed 3-2 until a six-run uprising in the third inning changed the game’s complexion.
From there, Wines and the defense behind her took over. The defense turned two double plays and threw out two runners at the plate.
“Defensively, the girls did a great job,” Gwinn said.
Seven Warriors collected hits, including Erin Silver, who had two base knocks and scored two runs.
Five Warriors finished in the top nine as the Whittell golf team came in second in a six-team Nevada 3A-2A tournament Thursday at Silver Oak Golf Course in Carson City.
Patrick Flanagan and Keith Truswell finished third and fourth, respectively, with 77 and 78 to lead Whittell to a 414 total. North Tahoe was two shots better. Manogue finished third at 446.
The Warriors other players also broke 90 as Parker Fox carded a seventh-place score of 85, Cary White an eighth-place total of 86 and Ryan Salomon a ninth-place 88 total. Brian Jones’ 91 didn’t figure in WHS’s scoring.
“Individually the guys are improving their marks, and it’s good to get top three in all these tournaments,” said WHS coach Steve Maltase. “We’ve consistently done well and we’re looking forward to playing at home.”
Whittell serves as the host for the next tournament – May 4 at Edgewood Tahoe. The following week Whittell will compete in a 2A zone tournament in Jackpot.
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