The Mineral County High baseball team took on the Beatty Hornets on the road last Tuesday in what ended in the eighth win of the season for the Serpents.
Tuesday’s pitching strategy for the Serpents has been to “pitch by committee” to save arms and pitch count for the weekend contests. It was freshman Treven Wachsmuth that got the start for the Serpents, who struck out four and gave up just two hits before Andre Davis relieved him in the third inning. Davis struck out seven and got the win. Ethan Nelms closed out the game in the 6th inning to get the save.
The Serpents offensive effort put up 11 hits and drove in 18 runs in the 21-10 victory. There were many notable performances at the plate. Brandon West had two hits and three RBIs while Davis roped a double, stole three bases and drove in four runs. David Ditmer and Ethan Nelms both tallied three RBIs each and Griffen Inman drove in two on a pair of singles.
The Serpents were scheduled to play their first conference games last weekend in Carlin but the games were cancelled due to stormy weather. They played Round Mountain at home on Tuesday. Mineral County’s record now sits at 8-6-1. All of their losses have come to 2A-4A schools.