Buckaroos swept by Greenwave

Buckaroos swept by Greenwave

Buckaroos swept by Greenwave

The Lowry High School baseball team rounded out its road schedule this season with a three-game road trip in Fallon this past weekend to take on league-leading Churchill County.

The Greenwave won the opener on Friday 7-2 and swept a doubleheader 9-7 and 6-2 on Saturday to remain atop the Northern 3A East standings at 10-2.

Lowry, who has lost eight games in a row, dropped to 6-18 overall and 3-9 in the Northern 3A East.

Churchill County 7, Lowry 2

Churchill County grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the first inning in the Friday opener.  Lowry tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the third inning after back-to-back singles by Zach Fernandez and Marcus Montes. Fernandez scored the tying run on a balk by the Greenwave.

Churchill County took the lead for good with two runs apiece in the third and fourth innings to go in front 5-1. 

The Buckaroos closed the gap to 5-2 in the top of the fifth inning, after a two-out rally was started by freshman Kayd Garner with a single. Kaiden Boyles and Brayden Dennis followed with walks and freshman Jakob Bauman walked with the bases loaded to score Garner.

The Greenwave added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to stretch the lead to 7-2. Lowry put two runners on base in the seventh inning but could not rally for the comeback.

The Buckaroos scattered five hits throughout the game — one each by Montes, Garner, Dennis, Bauman and Fernandez.

Boyles went the distance on the mound and allowed seven runs (six earned) on 13 hits. He struck out four and walked one.

Churchill County 9, Lowry 7

Lowry built a 4-0 lead in the first inning of the opener on Saturday and also led in the fourth inning but could mot hold on for the victory.

Garner got the rally going in the first inning with a one-out single and Erick Bergenheier followed with a walk. 

Montes added a RBI-single to score Garner and Jordan Bills followed with a double to plate Bergenheier. Moments later, Montes scored on passed ball to make it 3-0 and Bills scored on an error to finish the scoring.

Churchill County cut the advantage in half in the bottom of the first inning and then tied the game 4-4 in the bottom of the third inning with two more runs.

Lowry retook the lead in the top of the fourth inning without the aid of a base hit. 

Fernandez was hit by a pitch to begin the frame and after stealing second base, he advanced to third on a wild pitch and later scored on a passed ball. Dennis reached on a walk and after a wild pitch and two passed balls, he scored to give Lowry a 6-4 advantage.

The Greenwave rallied for four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and did not trail again. The Buckaroos got within 8-7 in the fifth inning, as Kasyn Garner singled home Bills. However, the final two batters were retired in the fifth inning and Lowry did not put a runner on base in the sixth or seventh innings.

Kayd Garner and Bills had two hits apiece and Kasyn Garner and Montes each had a hit. Kasyn Garner, Montes and Bills each had RBIs.

Montes threw three innings for Lowry and received a no-decision. He allowed four runs 9two earned) on six hits. In addition, he struck out four.

Dennis pitched 1,1 innings and suffered the loss allowing five runs, however just one was earned. Kayd Garner threw the final 1.2 innings.

Churchill County 6, Lowry 2

Churchill County scored twice in the first inning of the series finale and did not trail the rest of the way. The Buckaroos used consecutive singles by Kasyn Garner, Anthony Guzman and Fernandez in the fourth to cut the deficit to 2-1.

That was as close as the Buckaroos got, as the Greenwave added two runs apiece in the fourth and fifth innings to go in front 6-1.

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Guzman had two hits for Lowry and Bergenheier, Travis Urain, Fernandez and Kasyn Garner each had one.

Adam Brooks pitched a complete game but suffered the loss. The sophomore allowed six runs (one earned) on seven hits. He struck out four and walked none.

Spring Creek 13, Lowry 3

Lowry made a return trip to Spring Creek on Monday, April 25, to finish the three-game series with the Spartans. The game was scheduled for April 22, but was postponed due to bade weather.

Spring Creek pulled away for a 6-0 lead after three innings, before Lowry got on the board with three runs in the top of the fourth inning. Dennis, Bergenheier and ReiCyan Grau all had base hits in the frame.

The Spartans closed out the contest with seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Kayd Garner, Dennis, Bergenheier and Grau had hits. Dennis, Grau, Bills and AJ Mendoza saw time on the mound.

Lowry closes out its season this week against Dayton on Thursday at 3 p.m. and a doubleheader on Friday at 11 a.m.

The Northern 3A Regional Championships will take place in Winnemucca at Lowry High School from May 12-14. Churchill County, Fernley and South Tahoe have clinched playoff spots.