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SMALL SCHOOLS: Diamond sparkles as Meadows wins tourney opener

Justin Diamond fired a two-hit shutout on Thursday to lead The Meadows (23-3-1) to a 6-0 victory over Laughlin (15-7-1) in the Class 2A Southern League Tournament in Needles, Calif.

Diamond struck out nine and also hit a double for The Meadows.

Brandon Thomas supplied two hits and three RBIs for the Mustangs, who used a four-run sixth inning to pull away.

The Meadows plays Needles (17-8) at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Needles advanced with a 13-0 win over Lincoln County.

Laughlin takes on Lincoln County (17-6-1) in an elimination game at 10 a.m. The winner of that game plays the loser of the Needles-Meadows game at 3 p.m.

CLASS 1A

Tonopah 13, Indian Springs 4 — At Alamo, the Muckers (16-12) rallied for nine runs in the sixth to break a 4-4 tie and beat the Thunderbirds (8-14) in the Class 1A Southern Region Tournament.

Andrew Snyder was 2-for-3 with a double for Tonopah, which had just three hits in the big inning.

Pahranagat Valley 10, Beatty 0 — At Alamo, Kade Wadsworth pitched a five-inning no-hitter as the Panthers (20-3) blanked the Hornets (12-9).

Cody Hosier went 3-for-4 with a triple, a double and six RBIs for Pahranagat.

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