Serpents pick up wins over Eureka, Sierra Lutheran

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Tony Dominguez fires a ball across the diamond against Eureka last Friday.

Submitted by Darren Hamrey

The Mineral County High baseball team added to their collection of wins last week, tacking on three more to take their season record to 14-6-1. They outscored their opponents 41-6 over three games, maintaining undefeated conference status.

MCHS 11, Eureka 4

It was senior left-hander Brandon West that got the nod from pitching coach Kyle Isom in game one of the 1A Northeastern Conference match with the Eureka Vandals. Eureka was undefeated in conference play, with an overall record of 10-2 prior to first pitch.

West struck out five and gave up four hits to get the win for the Serps. Sophomore Tony Dominguez came in on relief to get the save. On the offensive side of the ball, Dominguez went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and four stolen bases. Andre Davis also put up two hits, knocked in two and scored three runs.

However, the big offensive showing was Taylen Wachsmuth. Wachsmuth drove in four runs and went 3 for 3, with a two-run homer.

MCHS 14, Eureka 1

Game two was more one-sided than the first as Taylen Wachsmuth threw a one-hitter through five innings to get the win, 14-1. This also marks Wachsmuth’s league leading sixth win of the season from the mound. Dominguez blasted another two hits with three RBIs and added two more stolen bags to his season total. Bodie Oberhansli had a similar showing with two hits and three RBIs, while Davis and Treven Wachsmuth both drove in a pair of runs on a hit each.

MCHS 16, Sierra Lutheran 1

The boys stepped off the bus at 11:30 p.m. from Eureka, only to be back at Keith Neville Field for a 10 a.m. game with Sierra Lutheran on Saturday.

The Falcons, coming in as the number two team in the Northwest Conference, faced freshman Treven Wachsmuth. Wachsmuth was masterful over two innings in what ended in a 15-run rule over three innings of play. Phillip Dees got the save in the third inning as he made all three outs on two strikeouts and a comebacker.

The Serpents offensive attack was clutch as their ability to manufacture base runners resulted in 14 of the 16 runs batted in. West had the top performance at the plate, going 2 for 2 with three RBIs and three stolen bases. Ethan Nelms had a pair of hits and RBIs, and both Wachsmuths, Davis, and Chance Sterns all tallied two RBIs each. Dominguez stole another three bases to take his total to a league leading 36.

The Serpents took on the Tonopah Muckers on Tuesday and will face Wells tomorrow for their third conference double-header at home. Friday’s game will be their final game at home for the season so come on out and see these boys play!

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