By Dave Belcher
Moapa Valley Progress
Southern 3A Baseball
Can you say 44-3? That was the total runs scored by Boulder City vs. Virgin Valley over the two games played in Mesquite last week. There was so much scoring by the Eagles the newspapers didn’t even post a box score for the second game.
Huh, very interesting. In the first game the Eagles shut the Dawgs out 11-0 allowing two hits in the five innings. Howell was the winning pitcher for Boulder City.
In the second game Boulder City scored 33 runs while allowing the Dawgs just one hit and three walks for three runs. Nathan Hafen was three for three with four RBI’s and Michael Hernandez was three for three as well.
The wins give the Eagles the league title for the regular season and a first round bye in the upcoming league tournament hosted by Boulder City next week.
Boulder City is now 13-6 and 6-0 in league play.
Virgin Valley didn’t fare well at all last week as they also lost to Arbor View 12-0. The Dawgs were trailing 1-0 until the fourth inning when the Aggies came to life scoring 5 runs in the fourth, 3 runs in the fifth and 3 more runs in the sixth. Virgin Valley had three hits for the game. The Bulldogs are now 1-15 on the season in their worst season possibly ever.
Northern 3A Baseball
Fallon is 9-2 in league play with 2 wins against Dayton and one against Yerington. Their loss was in the third game against Dayton. Fallon finishes the season against Fernley as they will be playing them five times in the next two weeks.
Dayton is 7-4 in league with three losses and two wins last week splitting the double header with Fernley and dropping two of three to Fallon. Fernley is 4-4 and bringing up the rear in the Lahontan league. They split with Dayton and will finish with Fallon playing five times in the next two weeks.
Truckee leads the Mont Rose league with a 9-0 record and is 20-5 on the season. They are the hottest team in the 3A. Last week they were 4-0 with three wins against South Tahoe and a single win against Alamo. Truckee finishes off their season with three games against Sparks.
Sparks is 8-1 and was 2-1 last week against Hug. The Railroaders will finish the season with a chance to beat Truckee for the league title.
South Tahoe is 3-7 and out of the playoffs. They were 0-5 in their final games versus Sparks and Truckee losing the last three against the Wolverines. They finish against Whittle and Hug.
Elko is 10-2 this season in league play and is coming off three wins against West Wendover. Elko will finish the season against second place Spring Creek who is two wins behind in the column at 8-2. Spring Creek just beat Elko 21-6 last week in Reno at Ace’s Stadium where the Reno minor league AAA baseball team plays. Plus Spring Creek has two more games besides the Elko games to play. Very exciting.
Lowry is not out of the yet playoffs this year with their 4-3 league record. If they can sweep their league games they are right in the mix. They split with Spring Creek in two of the three games last week. They finish the season against White Pine.
Northern 3A Softball
Fallon is 21-3 and 9-0 with a 19 game win streak going they beat Yerington in their lone game last week 9-0. They play Reed and Fernley this week.
It’s looking like Fallon and Boulder City are the favorites.
Fernley is 5-2 and will play Fallon in three games this week. Last week they were 1-0 against Dayton with a 9-0 win.
Dayton is 2-6 and has lost 4-their last 7. They finish the season against Fallon and Fernley. Good luck!
Truckee is 8-1 winning 2-3 against South Tahoe last week. They finish the season against Sparks and Hug.
South Tahoe is 7-3 and was 2-3 last week against Truckee and Whittle. They will finish the season against Hug and Incline.
Sparks is 3-6 they are out of the playoffs and were 0-2 last week against South Tahoe. They finish the season against Hug and Truckee.
Lowry is 9-1. They finish the season against White Pine.
Elko is 8-4 coming off a three game sweep of West Wendover and will finish their season against Spring Creek.
Spring Creek is 6-4 and was in Lowry last week. Finish their season against Elko.
Southern 3A Softball
Boulder City continues to roll as they improve the record to 22-3 and 6-0. Last week they swept Virgin Valley. They will finish the league season against the Pirates this week. Last week’s scores were 10-0 and 28-7. Enough said!
Virgin Valley finishes the league play against the Pirates next week in a battle for second place which won’t matter as they will play each other in the first game of the playoffs in two weeks. Virgin Valley is 8-15 on the season.