On Monday night at the main Little League field the 10-12 year old Little League all-stars looked to continue its winning ways, having taken down High Desert (Fernley) in their first game of the tournament 3-2 in an eight inning affair on Sunday.
After a scoreless first inning, Silverada (Dayton) put up three runs in the top of the second, but Winnemucca answered with four runs in their half to take a 4-3 advantage after two.
The top of the third saw Silverada post another seven runs, and they tacked on three more in the fourth. Dayton closed out strong and held onto a 13-4 victory.
The Winnemucca 10-12 all-stars are managed by Brad Bauman; Rhett Harber and Matt Growcock are the coaches. The players on the team are Jakob Bauman, Brandon Cardenas, Tomas Chavez, Kaleb DesJardins, Joseph Esquibel, Kayd Garner, ReiCyan Grau, Zaquery Growcock, Jhett Harber, Kaleb Koons, Gabriel Lange, James Putvain, and Aidan Tregellas.
“We knew that Silverada would hit the ball well, and they did,” Bauman said. “We got going for a little bit, but then we kind of fell flat. In a game with 12 year-olds, once one team gets going you have to deal with hanging heads and things like that and it is hard to pull out of. We hung in there, but Silverada’s bats got hot and I commend them for that.”
The boys played White Pine (Ely) Tuesday night in the loser’s bracket where a loss would knock them out of the playoffs.
Winnemucca rose to the challenge and stayed alive in the tournament by crushing White Pine 19-4 in five innings.
Winnemucca took on Elko on Wednesday night in another win or go home contest.
Results of the game was not available at press time.
If Winnemucca defeated Elko, they played the loser of Silverada/Ruby Mountain on Thursday morning.
The championship game was played on Friday. If needed a second championship game takes place on Saturday at 9 a.m.