South 3A Baseball – Sunrise
The reigning 3A state champion team started its season on Thursday, March 9, by hosting former 3A resident Spring Valley and were no-hit by the Grizzlies 6-0. The Grizzlies used two pitchers in the no-hitter, Nick Rupp and Jaxson Otis.
Otis struck out seven, while Rupp struck out 4, for a total of eleven. Rupp also hit a triple just one of seven hits in the game for the Grizzlies.
Aaron Kehoe allowed five unearned runs in the game for the Eagles walking three. The Eagles had just one strikeout in the game.
On Friday the Eagles hosted a double-header against Bonanza where the Bengals beat the Eagles twice: 9-8 then 10-0.
In the first game Boulder City held a 6-3 lead after the third inning. They couldn’t hold it as they allowed 5 Bengals runs in the bottom of the fifth and finished the game with both teams adding a run.
Boulder City struggled on defense as they committed six errors in the game.
In the second game Boulder City was held to four hits and committed a couple of errors in the 10-0 Bengal shutout.
On Saturday the Eagles lost the fourth game in three days when they were beaten by Faith Lutheran 8-1.
The Cowboys pounded Clark in their first game of the season on Thursday, 13-1. Chaparral used a 4 run second inning then scored 8 runs in the fifth lead by Conner Jarvis who had two doubles and scored 3 RBI’s in the win.
The Cowboy pitching held the Chargers to just two hits and racked up 9 strike outs. Chaparral had 9 hits in the game.
On Friday the Cowboys tied Desert Pines as darkness called the game leaving the score at 7-7. Chaparral scored 4 runs in the first inning then allowed Desert Pines to score 3 runs in the second and 4 runs in the top for the third. Chaparral scored 2 runs in the bottom of the third then tied the game in the bottom of the sixth just before the game was called.
Desert Pines had 8 hits in the game while holding Chaparral to 4 hits.
On Saturday the Cowboys played Eldorado where they held a 3-0 lead through four innings just before Eldorado scored 4 to take the lead in the bottom of the fifth.
Chaparral regained the lead in the top of the sixth with two runs scored. Eldorado finished the game in the sixth with 3 runs then held on in the seventh to win their third game of the day.
Del Sol played Mojave last Thursday in the first game at the Eldorado Sun Devil tournament and finished in a 1-1 tie after the lights at Sun Devil field went dark forcing an end of the game.
Del Sol played Mojave in their second game on Friday before they scored 6 runs in the top of the fifth overcoming a 7-4 deficit to gain the win.
Each team scored three runs in the first inning for a 3-3 tie to start the game.
Del Sol then played a preseason game against SECTA and was beaten 11-3.
SECTA scored five runs in the bottom of the third inning after Del Sol had tied the game with a run in the second for a 2-2 tie. Tech added 2 runs in the fourth and 3 in the fifth for the win.
The Roadrunners played Eldorado and found themselves on the losing side with a 7-1 loss. SECTA went hitless for the game while Eldorado had 11 hits in the win.
On Saturday Tech hosted Lincoln county and was beaten in a no-hitter 8-0. The Roadrunners committed 4 errors in the game.
In their second game on Saturday SECTA use a 3 run first inning and a 3 run fourth inning to build their lead then held on to beat Mojave 7-3.
South 3A Baseball – Sunset
The Jaguars were beaten by the Eldorado Sun Devils 3-1 in the first of three games for the Sun Devils. Desert Pines scored their only run in the top of the first inning then allowed a run in the third before losing the game in the sixth. Eldorado scored two runs in the sixth when Travis Bowe hit a double, knocking in two runs. The Sun Devils held on in the seventh for the win.
The Jaguars had three hits in the game while Eldorado had seven hits with three doubles.
The Trojans travelled to Arizona to play a double header on Thursday and lost both games.
The first was an 8-0 loss to Lake Havasu. Lake Havasu scored 3 runs in the first and 3 more in the third to build the 6-0 lead. They added 2 more runs in the bottom of the sixth for the final.
Pahrump was held to one hit in the game while committing six errors. Lake Havasu had six hits total for the game. Pitcher Garrett Lucas for Pahrump Valley struck out 6 batters.
In their second game of the day the Trojans lost to River Valley Arizona 6-5. Pahrump took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning then allowed two runs to River Valley in the bottom of the second for a 3-3 tie in the third.
Pahrump took a two run lead in the top of the fifth when Cole Walker hit a two run double.
River Valley scored 3 runs in the bottom of the fifth for the win.