Incline baseball, softball | Highlanders drop league games at Lions
Northern Division III standings
Battle Mountain 8-0
North Tahoe 5-1
Pershing County 5-3
West Wendover 1-7
Silver Stage 0-6
White Pine 0-8
White Pine 8-0
Battle Mountain 4-4
Pershing County 4-4
West Wendover 3-5
North Tahoe 0-6
Silver Stage 0-6
The Highlanders ran into some stiff competition at Yerington on Saturday.
The Incline baseball team, which was previously unbeaten in Division III play, lost both games of their league doubleheader against the Lions, 3-1 and 13-5. The Incline softball team also dropped both games, 14-0 and 13-0.
Game 1 of the baseball doubleheader featured Incline starter Tommy Dolan against Yerington’s Tyler Jones. The Highlanders managed six hits off of the Yerington ace but pushed only one run across in the top of the seventh. Jones finished with 13 strikeouts.
Dolan allowed three runs, all in the sixth inning, on seven hits and three walks while striking out five.
Junior Ben Snyder was the only Highlander with multiple hits, as he went 2-for-3 with a double, while junior Tommy Thompson went 1-for-3 with Incline’s only RBI. Masxsimo Battel, Kenny Savelieff and Bryan Banuelos contributed a hit apiece.
Yerington freshman Michael Monahan went 2-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the Lions. Freshman Austin Camarena also had two hits.
In Game 2, Yerington starter Daniel Scairani held Incline to just five hits in a complete-game effort. The game was tied 2-2 after one inning, but the Lions opened it up with a four-run second inning, a three-run third and a three-run fourth.
Yerington had 13 hits against Incline pitchers Jack Clouthier and Battel, led by Jones’ 2-for-3 performance with a home run and four RBIs.
Savelief had a hit and Incline’s only RBI and Thompson hit a double. Owen Graffis and Snyder each had one hit.
Incline dropped to third place in the league standings, at 6-2, while Yerington improved to 5-3. Battle Mountain leads the league with an 8-0 mark, and North Tahoe is second at 5-1.
In the softball twin bill, Yerington senior pitcher Angela Scairani was a dominant force for the first-place Lions, as she tossed a one-hitter in the opener and followed with a no-hitter in the second game. Scairani is now 4-1 on the year with a 0.75 ERA.
Incline stats were not available.
Yerington improved to 8-0 in league, which is tied with White Pine atop the standings. Incline fell to 3-5.
The Incline baseball and softball teams are scheduled to host doubleheaders against North Tahoe on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.