Battle Mountain baseball picks up five wins over Carlin, Incline

The Battle Mountain High School baseball team was busy last week with five games and the Longhorns came out on top in all five contests.

The Longhorns stepped out of league play on Tuesday, March 29, and swept Carlin in a doubleheader in Carlin. 

Battle Mountain won game one 22-4 and the nightcap 16-0, which included a perfect game from Marcos Jimenez.

In the opener against Carlin, Battle Mountain led 15- after the top of the third inning after scoring nine runs in the second inning and five more in the third.

The Railroaders got on the board with three runs in the bottom of the third and a single run in the fourth, only to see Battle Mountain tack on six runs in the fifth inning.

Terrance Fetterly was 4-for-5 in the contest with five RBI and three runs scored. He also had a home run. Jr. Vazquez added three hits, three runs scored and two RBI and Anthony Molina also had three hits to go with two RBI and two runs scored.

Erick Piedra had two hits and three RBI and Jimenez, Anthony Del Rio, Jake Perrone and Wiatt Kelley each had one hit.

Del Rio collected the win on the mound, allowing four runs on four hits. He struck out 13 and walked two.

Battle Mountain 16, Carlin 0

Jimenez was dominant in his perfect game, striking out eight of the 12 batters he faced. He needed just 35 pitches in four innings of work.

Battle Mountain led 8-0 after two innings and scored four runs apiece in the third and fourth innings to ends the game on the mercy rule.

Vazquez 4-for-4 with five RBI and four runs scored in the nightcap. Jimenez helped himself out with three hits, three RBI and two runs scored. 

Pablo Piedra, Perrone, and Kelley each had two hits. Asher Bundrock. Hunter Anderson and Fetterly each had one hit.

Battle Mountain returned to its home field this past weekend and swept a tripleheader from Incline. The Longhorns won 11-3 on Friday and swept two games on Saturday 7-4 and 13-3.

Battle Mountain 11, Incline 3

Battle Mountain overcame a slow start on Friday and after trailing 2-1 after three innings, took the lead for good after plating five runs in the fourth inning. Incline got one of those runs back on the top of the fifth inning to make the score 6-3, but the Longhorns pulled away with five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Vazquez, Jimenez, Sage Holte, Molina and Kelley each had two hits, as Battle Mountain had 13 in the game. Jimenez and Kelley drove in two runs apiece. Piedra, De Rio and Perrone each had one hit.

Vazquez and Del Rio split time on the mound, as the duo combined for seven strikeouts.

Battle Mountain 7, Incline 4

Incline struck first in the opener on Saturday for s ingle run in the first inning, but Battle Mountain bounced back to go in front 7-1 after scoring two runs apiece in the second and third innings and three runs in the fourth inning. 

The Highlanders attempted to rally and scored three times in the seventh but it wasn’t enough.   

Del Rio and Holte led the offensive attack with three hits apiece. Vasquez had one hits, two RBI and two runs scored.

After throwing the perfect game against Carlin, Jimenez went the distance again and struck out 13 batters, while allowing a walk. He gave four runs (one earned) on nine hits.

Battle Mountain 13, Incline 3

Battle Mountain trailed 2-0 in the nightcap, but scored four runs in the first inning and six more in the fourth to pull away for the win.

Battle Mountain had 16 hits in the contest, with Jimenez leading the way with three. Vazquez, Piedra, Del Rio and Fetterly each had two hits.

Vazquez and Del Rio split time on the mound in the win. Del Rio had five strikeouts.

Battle Mountain travels to Yerington this weekend, starting on Friday at 4 p.m. The two schools play a doubleheader on Saturday at 10 a.m.