By DAVE BELCHER
Moapa Valley Progress
Southern 3A – Baseball
The Cowboys were 3-0 last week with wins against Sunrise Mountain 12-1, Western 6-5 and Calvary Chapel 17-2.
In the Sunrise Mountain game Chaparral scored in every inning but the first. By the end of the fourth inning Chaparral held a 6-0 lead with four runs in the fourth inning. The Miners scored their only run in the fifth followed by two more Cowboy runs in the sixth and three runs in the seventh. James Cobian had a hit scoring four times and hitting three RBI’s.
Chaparral needed two extra innings to beat the Western Warriors. Western held a 5-3 lead heading into the seventh inning. Chaparral’s Talon Green hit a two-run triple in the bottom of the seventh to force the extra innings. He was the first of three Cowboy batters to be hit by pitches.
Green scored the game winner on a wild pitch for the win.
Last Saturday’s game was a blow out against Calvary Chapel. The Cowboys scored ten runs in the bottom of the first. They added three run in the third and four in the fourth to end the game.
The Eagles started last week with an 11-11 tied at Pahrump Valley. The Eagles were holding an 11-4 lead until the seventh inning when the Trojans came all the way back with seven runs tieing the game. The game was called after the eighth inning due to darkness.
The second game of the week was against Sunrise Mountain. The Eagles scored eleven runs in the bottom of the third inning then coasted to a five inning 14-3 win. The Eagles are 1-0 in league play and 9-8 overall.
The Dragons were 2-1 last week. They started the week with a win over Western 4-2. Single runs in the first, fourth, sixth and seventh innings for the Dragons gave them the win. The Warriors held a 2-1 lead after the second inning with two runs scored.
The Dragons beat Cheyenne 8-7 as they held off the Desert Shields who had scored four runs in the top of the fourth to take a one run lead at 5-4.
Del Sol scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth and two more in the bottom of the fifth. Cheyenne scored twice in the top of the sixth to come with-in a run.
The Dragons were beaten 7-4 by Desert Pines at home. The Jaguars used a three run first inning that carried them into the top of the fourth where they added two more runs. The only reason Del Sol stayed close was Desert Pines committed seven errors in the game. Del Sol is 6-7 overall headed into league play.
The Roadrunners were 2-1 last week with their first game their loss against Desert Pines. The Jaguars started the game with an eight run first inning Anthony Suazo allowed three runs then added three more in the third for an 11-1 win over SECTA. Gabe Kermodel allowed eight runs while Juan Castaneda was two for two with two RBI’s.
The second game saw the Roadrunners beat Mojave 7-4 at home. SECTA used a six run fourth inning then held on for the win. Jason Collingbourne had a double and scored three RBI’s in the win. In the final game of the week, SECTA beat Western 13-9. Western had a huge third inning to gain a lead with seven runs scored for a 9-3 lead. SECTA came back with four runs in the bottom of the fourth then three runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings not allowing another Warrior run in the game. Collingbourne had two doubles in the game with five RIB’s scored to lead the Roadrunners to the win.
The Bulldogs are 9-5-1 overall headed into league play. Last week they lost to Pahrump, 4-1 at home. Virgin Valley could only get two hits off the Trojan pitching. Pahrump Valley scored a run in the top of the first then added three in the top of the third for a 4-0 lead. Virgin Valley scored their only run in the bottom of the third. Cade Anderson scored that run for the Dawgs.
The Dawgs beat Mojave in the second game of the week 11-9. Virgin Valley scored eight runs in the third inning to take an 8-0 lead in the top of the third. Mojave took the lead after a two-run bottom of the third then five runs in the bottom of the fourth and finished with two runs in the fifth. Virgin Valley won the game in the top of the sixth with three runs scored. Jayden Perkins had two hits and scored three RBI’s for the Bulldogs.
Southern 3A – Softball
Last week the Eagles beat Pahrump Valley in Pahrump Valley 3-1. The Trojans had the lead 1-0 until the seventh inning when the Eagles took the lead with three runs when Summer Covie smashed a three-run homer run in the top of the seventh for the win.
The Eagles then needed only three innings to beat Sunrise Mountain 15-0 in Boulder City. Three runs in the first, nine runs in the second and three more in the third ended the game. Lily Osman was two for two with two doubles and three RBI’s. Abby Giunta was also two for two with two RBI’s.
Boulder is 11-7 overall and 0-1 in league play.
The Cowboys were 2-0 last week with a win over Sunrise Mountain 15-7 to start the win. The Cowboys took a 10-0 lead by the fourth inning with a four run first, one run third and a five run four. They finished with a three run sixth and two run seventh. The Miners had a four run fourth inning showing some life but couldn’t come any closer. Chaparral had four doubles in the games.
In the second game of the week for the Cowboys they hosted the Western Warriors and came away with a 14-1 win. Chaparral scored five runs in the first after Western took the lead with one run in the top of the first.
Chaparral added three runs in the third then six in the fourth. Chaparral had another four double game. The Cowboys are 7-1 overall headed into league play.
The Dragons beat Western 10-6 to start the week. Del Sol scored three in the first, two in the second, one in the sixth and four in the seventh for the win. Western scored four runs in the third and took a one run lead in the fifth with two one run innings.
Del Sol then lost their next two games as Cheyenne beat the Dragons 16-6.
Del Sol held a 4-2 lead after two innings then allowed a four run third, five run fifth and a four run six. Del Sol then lost to Desert Pines 11-1 in seven innings. The Jaguars scored three runs in the fourth and four runs in the sixth. Del Sol is 8-5 overall.
The Roadrunners still haven’t won a game this season and stand at 0-10 overall. Last week the Roadrunners lost to Desert Pines 14-4, Mojave 16-5 and Western 29-23. Western had 15 errors in the game while Tech had 22 hits and still lost.
The Dawgs last week lost 10-0 to Pahrump Valley. The Dawgs could only get three hits in the game. Pahrump Valley scored five runs in the fourth to end the game in five innings.
Last Tuesday Virgin Valley travelled to Mojave and used an eight run sixth inning to beat the Rattlers 17-10. Virgin Valley is 9-7 overall headed into league play this week.