Austin Wells was selected by the New York Yankees in the 35th round, 1,057th overall, Wednesday in the MLB Draft. A Nevada high school player has been chosen every year since 1985.
Indian Springs blasted Pahranagat Valley 12-2 in six innings in the Class 1A final at North Valleys High School to claim the program’s first state championship in 45 years.
Jaret Godman pitched a complete game, and Nate Bartlett drove in two runs and turned a game-ending double play in a 4-2 win over Basic for the Class 4A state baseball title.
C.J. Dornak will look to keep things light in the dugout and lead the way on the mound as the Wolves look for their third consecutive state baseball title when the Class 4A state tournament begins Thursday in Reno.
Las Vegas almost lost a six-run lead after Silverado scored four and loaded the bases with two outs. But the Wildcats escaped with a 6-4 road victory in the regular-season finale.
Basic and Rancho took their duel into the ninth inning, each starter going into the seventh and both relievers dealing. But a bases-loaded walk with a full count and two outs was the difference as Garrett Giles trotted to first base, his Basic team 2-1 winners at home.
Cole Schaefer came on with the bases loaded and one out and his team clinging to a one-run lead in the sixth, but he induced an inning-ending double play, and top-ranked Desert Oasis held on to beat visiting Bishop Gorman, 9-8.
Layton Walls pitched the distance and struck out six to lead Rancho’s baseball team to a 5-1 home victory over Coronado on Saturday.
The Gators overcame a three-run deficit by scoring four runs in the seventh inning to claim a 7-6 road victory over the Patriots.
Carson Wells has been the sparkplug at the top of the lineup for Gorman’s baseball team this season, and brother Austin Wells has been the hitter that pitchers hate to face.