Submitted by coach Darren Hamrey
The Boys in Black & Gold showed everyone why they are on the path to defend their two-time conference championship this week as they added three more wins to their 12-game winning streak. Before tackling their second conference doubleheader on Saturday, the boys traveled to Silver Stage High School to take on the 2A Knighthawks JV team on Friday. Emerging pitchers Kaden Sunderland and Phillip Dees handled the Knighthawk lineup before Glenn Reeves saved the game with his debut performance. The three pitchers combined for a team-effort no hitter in the lopsided 20-2 win.
Although the Serpents have no JV team, every freshmen on the squad started and finished the game for the Serpents, with the only substitution in the game going to rookie Junior Miles Davis’ debut. Julio Alvarez scored three runs with an RBI and three hit by pitch. Preston Jaramillo drew three walks and an RBI and Sean Dalton added an RBI as well. Sophomore Seth Bozzi had four hits and four RBIs, and Kaden Sunderland registered not only his first hit of the season, but four of them. Tyler McNamara had two hits and two stolen bases, and Landon Scarlata held down a tough first base on the defensive end of the ball. This game spoke volumes about the depth of talent the Serpents have for years to come.
The Serpents stepped off the bus on Friday with full intentions of bringing their best game the next day against conference rival Carlin, and that’s exactly what they did. Tony Dominguez held the Railroaders to one hit and one run and struck out seven in the 16-1 victory for the Serpents. Dominguez helped himself at the plate by going 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Dees also went 3-for-3, while Ethan Nelms, David Ditmer, Seth Bozzi, and Robert McFalls all scattered two hits each. Nelms had a double, and Bozzi and Ditmer both roped triples.
Carlin’s pitcher, Gamble, quieted the Serpent bats for the first two innings in game two before awakening the mighty Serpent hitting barrage. Treven Wachsmuth flirted with a perfect game but still finished the game with his second no hitter of the season. Wachsmuth walked one and struck out eight. Dominguez again went 3-for-3 with a double and four stolen bags, taking his season total to 46. Bozzi was 2-for-3 and Nelms drove inthree3 runs. McFalls had two hits and four stolen bases and Wachsmuth had two RBIs on a well-executed squeeze bunt and five stolen bases.
The Serpents hosted Round Mountain on Tuesday and will get the true test tomorrow when they face the 2A Lovelock Mustangs in a single game at Keith Neville Field. Come on out and watch the exciting show these boys put on. The Serpents are 13-4 overall with a 4-0 league record atop the 1A Northeastern conference. “TIL THE LAST OUT – SERPENT BASEBALL!”