By DAVE BELCHER
Moapa Valley Progress
Southern 3A Baseball
The Eagles played four games last week in the Spring Valley Grizzly Classic. They won three.
The tournament started Monday for the Eagles against host school Spring Valley. The Eagles didn’t get on the scoreboard until the fifth inning after the Grizzlies had taken a 2-0 lead in the third inning. Boulder City cut the lead in half with a run in the fifth then took the lead for good with a three run sixth inning.
Spring Valley tried to rally and come back but fell a run short after scoring one run in the bottom of the seventh for a Boulder City 4-3 win.
In their second game Monday the Eagles played Pahrump Valley and beat the Trojans 12-2 in six innings. Pahrump had taken a 2-0 lead with a run in the first and a run in the second innings.
Boulder City came alive in the bottom of the second with four runs. The Eagles scored twice more in the third. Then they built the lead to 11-2 in the fifth with five runs.
The game ended in the bottom of the sixth with the ten-run rule after an Eagle run for the 12-2 win.
On Tuesday the Eagles played Foothill High School and were shut out 7-0.
Foothill scored two runs in the third inning followed by a single run in the fourth. They finished the game with four runs in the bottom of the sixth. Boulder City was held to two hits in the game while committing four errors. Foothill finished with nine hits against the Eagles pitching.
On Wednesday the Eagles finished the week with a 13-3 win over Bonanza. Boulder City used three four run innings: the third, fifth and seventh; to build their lead.
The Cowboys have an incredible 13-1 overall record to start the season.
They finished the Cowboy Classic on Tuesday with a win over SECTA to get the tournament championship. They beat the Roadrunners 4-2.
SECTA scored the first run of the game in the top of the second inning for the lead. It was a three run fourth inning that gave the Cowboys the championship. Each team scored a run in the fifth inning for the final.
The Cowboys played Monday in the semi-final against Clark and beat the Chargers 5-3. Chaparral scored a run in the first and third innings. Both teams scored a run in the fifth then two runs in the sixth for the final.
The Dragons also finished their week in the Cowboy Classic, losing to Eldorado 13-5 then beating the Valley Vikings 11-1.
Eldorado scored twice in the first and once in the fourth for a 3-0 lead. Del Sol got hot with a four-run bottom of the fourth to take the lead 4-3. Eldorado scored to tie the game in the fifth then Del Sol regained the lead in the bottom of the fifth 5-4. The wheels flew of the Dragon vehicle in the sixth as Eldorado scored nine runs for the win. Del Sol is 4-6 overall.
SECTA beat Desert Pines in the Cowboy Classic 3-2 to advance to the championship game. Desert Pines scored twice in the bottom of the fourth for the lead. SECTA scored three in the top of the fifth then held on for the win. SECTA is 9-3 overall as they end the preseason this week at Desert Pines and host Mojave.
The Bulldogs won their final two games of the Cowboy Classic 9-2 over Western; then 7-6 over Mojave.
In the Mojave game Virgin Valley scored a run in the first then added four more in the top of the second followed by a run in the third and three more in the fourth for a 9-0 lead.
Western scored two in the bottom of the fourth for their only runs of the game.
Dillian Fuqua got the win for Virgin Valley pitching all five innings.
Virgin Valley built a 7-0 lead by the fourth inning. Mojave scored two in the bottom of the fourth and nearly caught the Dawgs in the bottom of the fifth scoring four runs to fall a run short. Virgin Valley is 8-4-1 overall. They host Pahrump Valley Monday then travel to Mojave to end the preseason.
Desert Pines 8-6, Western 3-7, Mojave 3-11, Pahrump Valley 3-11, Western 3-7 and Cheyenne 0-4.
Northern 3A Baseball
Elko is 5-1 so far this season having allowed just thirteen runs so far this year.
They started the league play with a triple header against Dayton winning 8-4, 5-2 and 4-1. They followed that last week with a triple-header against South Tahoe losing the first game 6-5 then winning the final two games 8-0 and 11-0.
Churchill County (Fallon)
The Green Wave won their first three league games against Sparks 30-0, 18-1 and 29-0. Yes, those were baseball scores, not football!
They then beat South Tahoe two of three winning the first 9-7, then losing 8-0, before winning the third game 6-5.
They beat rival Fernley 6-1 then beat Truckee in two of three 4-14 in the loss, 16-13 and 4-3 at home.
The Wolverines have started the league season with a 6-3 record. They lost to Dayton in the first game of three with the Dust Devils 8-3. They won the next two 7-4 and 13-8 to finish that series.
They swept Fernley in three games 8-6, 12-2 and 5-4 in eight innings.
They beat Fallon in the first game then lost the second and third games.
The Buckaroos have started with a 6-3 league record. They lost their first game 13-10 against Fernley. They won the next two against the Vaqueros 11-4 and 5-4.
They lost their first against Spring Creek 8-5, won the second 13-12 and lost the third against Spring Creek 15-3.
Lowry swept Sparks in three straight: 10-0, 15-5 and 15-0.
The Spartans are 5-4 in league play. They were 2-1 versus South Tahoe winning the first 19-5, lost the second game 12-9 and won the third, 10-3.
They lost two of three from Dayton losing 1-6, winning 17-16 and losing 14-4.
Dayton is 3-6, South Tahoe 3-6, Fernley 1-6 and Sparks 0-6.
Northern 3A Softball
The Dust Devils are 9-0 in league play. They started with a sweep of Truckee 18-0, 15-1, and 16-0. They swept Elko 7-6, 10-7 and 13-5. They then swept Spring Creek 15-0, 13-3 and 19-12.
Lowry is 7-1 by losing the first game to Fernley 2-0 then winning seven straight: 12-10 over Fernley, 14-4, 15-0, and 11-1 over Spring Creek. They swept Sparks 14-4, 15-0 and 12-1.
The Green Wave is 6-1 with a sweep over South Tahoe 15-0, 16-1 and 20-0.
They lost to Fernley in a single game 2-1 then beat Truckee 21-0, 22-1 and 15-0.
The Vaqueros are 5-1 in league play. After going 1-1 with Lowry they beat Truckee 22-0, 15-0 and 24-0.
Elko is 3-3, Spring Creek is 3-6, Sparks is 0-3, South Tahoe is 0-9 and Truckee is 0-9.
Southern 3A standings
Chaparral 5-1, Del Sol 7-3, Moapa Valley 9-5, Boulder City 9-6, Virgin Valley 8-6 and Vo-Tech 0-7.
Pahrump Valley 9-6, Western 4-4, Desert Pines 2-4, Cheyenne 1-3, Mojave
1-4 and Sunrise Mountain 1-6.