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Small schools: Boulder City rallies to top Pahrump Valley, claim berth at state

D.J. Reese scored on a passed ball with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to give Boulder City’s baseball team a 4-3 win over Pahrump Valley in the Class 3A Southern Region tournament.

The Trojans led 3-0 going to the bottom of the seventh, but the Eagles rallied for the win to move to Saturday’s championship round.

Reese had a two-run double to cut the lead to 3-2, and Boulder City tied the game on a bases-loaded walk to Matthew Felsenfeld.

Noal Herr was 2-for-3 with a run for Boulder City. He also allowed two earned runs on five hits in six innings.

Pahrump starter Jalen Denton allowed four hits in 5⅓ scoreless innings.

Chaparral (25-7) plays Virgin Valley (19-8-1) in an elimination game at 4 p.m. Friday at Boulder City with the winner playing the Trojans (18-14-1) at 4 p.m.

The winner of that game will face Boulder City (20-11-1) at noon on Saturday, and would have to defeat the Eagles twice to claim the title.

Chaparral 8, Tech 7 — At Chaparral, Dennis Perez singled home Christian Calzada with no outs in the bottom of the seventh to give the Cowboys the win over the Roadrunners in an elimination game.

Calzada led off with a single up the middle and advanced to third on a two-base error by the center fielder. Perez then singled up the middle through a drawn-in infield to end the game.

Rodney Elosegui was 3-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI, and James Cobian went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs for Chaparral.

Adrian Perez was 2-for-2 with two runs, and Sean Morgan was 2-for-2 with two RBIs for Tech (17-13).

Virgin Valley 15, Desert Pines 0 — At Mesquite, Dillan Fuqua tossed a four-inning one-hitter and struck out three as the Bulldogs eliminated the Jaguars.

Cade Anderson went 3-for-4 with four runs and three RBIs for Virgin Valley. Aiden Woods was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and Kaden Peterson was 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and two runs for the Bulldogs. Easton Jensen was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Virgin Valley.

Jorge Milian’s double was the only hit for Desert Pines (21-10).

Class 2A

Lake Mead 12, Needles 8 — At Needles, California, Bryan White and Joey Johnson each went 4-for-4 and drove in two runs Thursday as the Eagles cruised past the Mustangs in the opening round.

Johnson doubled twice and scored twice, and White doubled once and scored three runs for the Eagles, who led 7-1 in the second inning and 10-3 in the fourth.

Mark Costolo went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs for Lake Mead (16-5), which will face Lincoln County (21-6) in the winners’ bracket final at 1 p.m. Friday.

Tyler White was 3-for-4 with two RBIs for Needles (17-8-1), which will meet Laughlin (15-7) in an elimination game at 10 a.m. Friday.

Dillon Darrow was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, and Jayden Yeager went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI for Needles.

Lincoln County 13, Laughlin 9 — At Needles, California, Dean Ottley went 3-for-3 with two doubles and five RBIs as the Lynx downed the Cougars in the other opening-round game.

Mason Thornock was 1-for-4 with a triple, three runs and three RBIs, and Alex Vincent was 2-for-4 with a double for Lincoln County.

Cesar Arellano went 2-for-4, and Diego Trujillo was 1-for-3 with a home run, two runs and three RBIs for Laughlin.

Class 1A

Indian Springs 12, Tonopah 2 — At Alamo, Elyas Jones was 2-for-3 with a triple and a double, and the Thunderbirds used a 10-run first inning to rout the Muckers in five innings in a first-round game.

Bailey Larkin was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI, and Zach Williams went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Indian Springs. Jordan Flamm was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, and Taylor Hickman was 2-for-3 for the Thunderbirds.

Brayden Tissue went 3-for-3 with a double and a run for Tonopah.

Pahranagat Valley 15, Spring Mountain 5 — At Alamo, Duston Stewart was 3-for-4 with a triple, a run and two RBIs as the Panthers beat the Golden Eagles in five innings.

Preston Higbee was 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and a run, and Garett Higbee went 2-for-2 with a run and three RBIs for Pahranagat Valley.

Preston Higbee threw three scoreless innings to get the win.

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