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Serpents pitcher Taylen Wachsmuth struck out nine in a win over Whittell Saturday.

Submitted by Darren Hamrey

Three more wins were added to the record of the Mineral County High baseball team recently

Last Tuesday found the Serpents on the road at Round Mountain where they got a 17-5 win. Young right-hander Treven Wachsmuth got the start on the hill. Treven was superb, giving up no runs on two hits. Tony Dominguez closed it out to get the save as he sat down three straight hitters, striking out two to end the game.

Top hitters for the Serpents were Treven and Chance Sterns with two hits each, Ethan Nelms and David Ditmer each roped a double and drove in two RBIs. Dominguez scored three runs, Seth Bozzi registered his first hit and Tony Torres made a few tough defensive plays in center field.

Saturday’s double-header was no less punishing for the opposing team as the Whittell Warriors were completely dismantled by the Serpents in a two-game, three-inning, 15-run mercy rule win. Senior right-hander Taylen Wachsmuth took the mound in game one, striking out nine and walking zero for the win. Taylen also helped his winning effort at the plate, going three for three with two doubles and a triple and six RBIs. Nelms also roped a triple, going two for three with three RBIs. The Serpents took the first game by a score of 18-3.

Lefty Brandon West had game two. West also had a brilliant showing, giving up only one hit and no runs on the 15-0 victory for the Serpents.  Nelms took top honors at the plate with two hits and two RBIs, but once again it was a case of the pitcher helping their own effort when West came up with the bases loaded in the bottom of the third inning to blast a triple that scored three. This set the stage for Taylen to drive in the winning run to make the 15-run win complete.

With a 6-3-1 record and building momentum on a six-game winning streak, the Serpents will travel to Hug High for tournament play today. They will face Western High School from Las Vegas at 11:30 a.m.