Longhorns collect one win over Malad in non-conference play

The Battle Mountain High School baseball team picked up one win in a three-game series against Malad, Idaho, this past weekend.

The Dragons won the opener on Friday 5-2 and claimed the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday 13-1. The Longhorns avoided the series sweep with a 5-4 win in the finale and are now 2-3 on the season.

Malad 5, 

Battle Mountain 2

In Friday’s opener, Malad scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning and did not trail the rest of the way.

Battle Mountain cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the third inning, but the Dragons added two insurance runs in the fifth inning and one more in the sixth to hold on for the win.

Terrance Fetterly led the Longhorns with two hits and Marcos Jimenez, Anthony Del Rio, Javier Tovar, Asher Bundrock and Wiatt Kelley each had a hit. Tovar had the lone RBI for the Longhorns. 

Del Rio and Fetterly scored the runs for Battle Mountain.

Jimenez started for Battle Mountain and took the loss in five innings of work. He allowed four runs on six hits. 

He struck out five and walked two. Del Rio threw the final two innings and allowed one run on two hits. He struck out five and walked one.

Malad 13, 

Battle Mountain 1

Malad jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings in the opening game of a doubleheader on Saturday. The Dragons increased the lead to 8-0 in the top of the fourth, when the Longhorns scored their lone run in the bottom of the fourth inning. 

Malad ended the game early on the 10-run rule with five runs in the top of the fifth inning.

Jr Vazquez had a pair of hits for the Longhorns and Jimenez, Bundrock, Fetterly and Kelley each had one hit. 

Vazquez started for Battle Mountain and took the loss on the mound. He allowed 10 runs on 13 hits. 

He struck out six and walked four. Jimenez threw the fifth inning and gave up three runs (one earned) on two hits. He struck out two and walked one.

Battle Mountain 5, Malad 4

Battle Mountain overcame a 4-1 deficit in the fourth inning and walked off a winner with two runs in the seventh inning after trailing 4-3 going into the final frame.

The Longhorns had their most productive game at the plate with 10 hits, including two each from Vazquez, Jimenez and Fetterly. Anthony Silva, Del Rio, Tovar and Bundrock had one hit apiece.

Battle Mountain used a combination of Vazquez, Jimenez, Silva and Del Rio on the mound.

Battle Mountain opens league play this weekend against Silver Stage in Battle Mountain.