Lowry swept by Fernley in Northern 3A East play

Lowry’s Adam Brooks attempts to tag out a Fernley runner at third base.

Lowry’s Adam Brooks attempts to tag out a Fernley runner at third base.

The Lowry High School baseball team returned to its home field this past weekend to take on Fernley in a three-game series in the Northern 3A East. 

The Vaqueros swept the three games, winning 13-5 on Friday and 8-6 and 15-0 in a doubleheader on Saturday.

The Buckaroos have lost six games in a row and are 0-6 in league play and 5-12 overall.

Lowry’s Jake Bauman safely slides into third base during Saturday’s first game against Fernley in Winnemucca.

Fernley 13, 

Lowry 5

The Buckaroos’ ReiCyan Grau was dominant in the first three innings, striking five Vaquero batters, and allowing on base runner on a hit by pitch. 

Fernley took advantage on a Lowry error in the top of the fourth inning to score its first run and then followed with a pair of singles to lead 2-0.

The Buckaroos got one of the runs back in the bottom of the fourth on a double by Erick Valencia and a single by Angus Boyles. 

Fernley took control in the fifth inning with seven runs, including six with two outs. The advantage grew to 13-2 in the seventh inning.

Lowry scored three times in the seventh inning, including two off the bat of Adam Brooks but the rally ended after that.

Brooks and Txema Bengochea paced the Buckaroos with three and two hits, respectfully, with Connor Peterson, Grau and Boyles each collecting one hit.

Grau suffered the loss in 4.2 inning of work, while Aidan Tregellas and Gabe Lange saw time on the mound.

Lowry’s Erick Valencia throws a pitch during Saturday’s second game against Fernley.

Fernley 8, 

Lowry 6

Prior to the start of Saturday’s doubleheader, a ceremony was held to name the field after longtime coach Ken Christean. Christean coached the Buckaroos for 16 years.

Following the ceremony, Fernley quickly put up five runs in the first inning and Lowry had to play catch-up from there.

The Buckaroos scored a single run in the bottom of the second inning off a leadoff double by Jake Bauman and a groundout by Brayden Dennis.

Peterson started a two-run rally in the third inning with a leadoff single and scored off another triple by Bauman. Bauman made the score 5-3 when he scored on a sac fly from Dennis.

Fernley plated a pair of runs in the fourth inning to go up 7-3, but Lowry continued to chip away. 

In the bottom of the fourth, the Buckaroos took advantage of a dropped third strike and a Fernley error to cut the gap to 7-4. 

Zaq Growcock scored on a wild pitch in the fifth to make the score 7-5. 

Both teams plated single runs in the sixth inning and Lowry could not rally in the seventh, going down in order.

Bauman and Peterson each had two hits and Brooks suffered the loss in six innings of work. Only one of the eight runs were earned. He struck out five and walked six.

Fernley 15, 

Lowry 0

Fernley raced out to an 8-0 lead in the first inning and cruised to the four-inning win. Bauman and Dennis had the two hits for the Buckaroos.

Lowry is off this week and travels to Spring Creek on Friday, April 12, for a single game at 3 p.m. and a doubleheader on Saturday, April 13, at 11 a.m.