Basic took advantage of a depleted Bishop Gorman pitching staff to defeat the Gaels and win the Class 5A state baseball championship at Las Vegas Ballpark.
Bishop Gorman survived a 13-inning slugfest with Reno in the losers bracket final and will meet Basic in the Class 5A state baseball tournament championship game.
Basic and Bishop Gorman won their opening games in the Class 5A state baseball tournament Thursday at CSN, but did so in dramatically different ways.
Basic upset favored Bishop Gorman twice last week to win the Class 5A Southern Region title. The Wolves will meet Bishop Manogue on Thursday in the state tournament.
Basic hosted Centennial in a Class 5A baseball game Wednesday. Basic won 6-5.
Two players — Liberty’s Saco Alofipo (Utah State) and Faith Lutheran’s Jordan Pollard (San Jose State) — signed with Football Bowl Subdivision schools Wednesday.
Coronado’s offense wasn’t sharp after a bye week, but its defense stifled the Basic offense in a 13-0 win in the Class 4A state quarterfinals.
The Faith Lutheran boys defeated Palo Verde to win their first state championship, and the Palo Verde girls rolled past Faith Lutheran to claim their sixth title.
The Bishop Gorman boys and Desert Oasis girls claimed their first cross country state championships at the Class 4A meet Friday.
Basic shot 320-over 856 over two days at Aliante Golf Club in North Las Vegas to win the Class 4A state tournament. Basic’s Cienna Cabrera won the individual crown.