By Dave Belcher
Moapa Valley Progress
Southern 3A Softball
Will anyone be able to beat Koopman and the Eagles? Maybe, Fallon?
Koopman and her Boulder City Eagles played the Virgin Valley Bulldogs last week and completely dominated the Dawgs. The Eagles won a double header 14-1 and 24-0. Virgin Valley did hold a lead for just a few minutes as they got on the scoreboard first. Then the Eagles brought in the heavy guns and scored 14 runs in the next four innings.
Koopman went the distance as she threw a 3 hitter in the win.
Virgin Valley didn’t get much help on the defensive side as they committed 6 errors for the game.
In the second game Boulder City batted around the line up several times. They scored 9 runs in the first, then 5 runs in the second and 8 more in the third before showing some mercy and only scoring 2 in the fourth for the lopsided win.
Koopman teamed up with Perez for the 2-hit shutout of Virgin Valley.
Now they set the eyes on Moapa Valley for the undefeated league record and State Championship if they want it.
Boulder city sets atop the southern 3A with a 4-0 record. Overall the Eagles are 19-3. Wakefield got both losses for the Dawgs who are 1-3 in league and 8-12 overall.
Northern 3A Softball
Fallon may be the team to beat the Eagles. The defending state champs are 8-0 after shutting out Dayton three times last week 2-0, 14-0 and 6-0. Fallon has only lost to one Nevada team this season and it was against Carson City early in the season 14-4.
Jill Pinder is their ace with a 16-1 record. She has been in 18 games this season and has a earn run average of .069 having allowed only 9 runs all season.
They beat Boulder City in the state semi-finals last year 4-1.
Fernley is 4-2 in league play and 14-7-1 overall. The Vaqueros were 1-2 last week with their win against Lovelock 4-0 then losses to Carson 10-0 and then defending 4A state champions Spanish Springs 7-3. Spanish Springs has won 3 of the last 4 state 4A titles. Fernley will three at Dayton this week.
Dayton is 2-5 and 10-8 this year. Last week they were 3-3 with wins against South Tahoe 9-0, Sparks 24-8 and Truckee 10-0. Their three losses were against Fallon mentioned above.
Truckee was 2-2 on reported games last week with wins against Quincy 7-3 and 6-1 and their losses were against Dayton 10-0 and Galena 12-1. Truckee leads the Mount Rose league but they are getting beat by the other leagues. In other words this league is the weakest of them all.
South Tahoe is 5-0 and 9-7. Beat Sparks twice 10-5 and 12-5 last week.
Sparks is 3-6 and 4-12 and lost both at South Tahoe and will play Hug this week.
Lowry is 5-1 and 9-9. Atop a very equal league including the 2A as White Pine is on top the whole pile. Lowry was 2-1 with victories over Elko 5-4 and 9-6. They also lost to Elko 4-3.
Spring Creek is the hottest team in the Ruby’s as they have a 6 game win streak. Last week they beat Battle Mountain in a triple header 7-6, 7-1 and a shut out 12-0. The Spartans will be at Lowry this week for three games and a battle for the 3A Ruby Mountain lead.
Elko made the finals last year. This year they have a little work to just make the tournament. They are currently 5-4 in league and 9-9 overall. Last week they lost to Reed 11-0.
Southern 3A Baseball
Boulder City sets a top the southern 3A with a league record of 4-0 and an overall record of 11-6. Last week the Eagles split their two games as they beat Western 5-3 and lost to Basic 11-5. This week they travel to Virgin Valley where the Bulldogs who have won only one game all season will try to get back into the race.
Virgin Valley is 0-4 and 1-12. They will play Arbor View this week as well.
Northern 3A Baseball
Watch out! The defending champs are catching fire. Fallon has won 4 in a row and is atop the Lahontan 3A with a 7-1 record. Last week Fallon beat Dayton and is heading for a collision with the top team in the Lahontan league Yerington. The 2A School is 15-3 on the season while Fallon is 11-12.
Dayton who lost to Fallon has a record of 5-2 and 8-9 will be playing Fernley next week hoping to stay alive in the playoff hunt.
Fernley beat Lovelock last week 11-1 and will play Dayton this week. Fernley is 3-3 and 8-9 on the season.
Truckee is making a huge push for the state title as they have been winning and built an undefeated league record at 6-0. Their overall record is 16-5. Last week they played 6 games and won 5 of them. Four of the teams were: from California Central Valley the Wolverines only loss of the week 4-2, Gridley a 18-8 win, Trinity a 4-2 win and Orland a 3-1 win. They beat Whittle in a double header 14-4 and 23-5 in league play.
Sparks is 8-1 and 12-4 this season and figures to battle Truckee for the tournament. Last week they beat South Tahoe 4-0 and 7-3.
South Tahoe is 3-4 and 7-12. Last week they were 1-5 including two loses to Sparks 4-0 and 7-3.
Spring Creek is 8-1 and 14-4. This week they play Elko and Lowry.
Elko is 7-2 and 13-7 this year. Last week they swept Battle Mountain 4-3, 8-7 and 8-4.
Lowry is 3-3 and 6-7 with no games last week.