Longhorns wins 2-of-3 games in opening weekend

Battle Mountain's Colton Mills puts the ball in play on Thursday in Winnemucca.

Battle Mountain's Colton Mills puts the ball in play on Thursday in Winnemucca.

The Battle Mountain High School baseball team was one of those squads that got the raw deal with Mother Nature this past weekend.

The Longhorns traveled to Winnemucca on Thursday afternoon to take on the Lowry JV.

When the high-powered winds were not blowing hats off players, Battle Mountain rallied for a 12-8 victory.

Battle Mountain traveled to Lovelock on Friday for two games, beating Sparks 13-3 and losing to host Pershing County 18-3.

The scheduled Saturday games in Lovelock were canceled due to snow.

Battle Mountain's Angel Guadarrama throws out a Lowry JV runner from his shortstop position during a 12-8 win on Thursday in Winnemucca.

Battle Mountain 13, Sparks 3

Sparks plated a pair of runs in the first inning to build a 2-0 advantage, when Battle Mountain scored single runs in the second and third innings. 

The Railroaders reclaimed the lead with a single run in the bottom of the third inning, but it was all Longhorns after that. Battle Mountain scored nine runs in the fourth inning to break the contest open.

Seniors Daniel Andrade and Eric Fernandez split time on the mound. Fernandez threw the final four innings to earn the victory. He struck out nine, walked five and allowed one run and two hits.

Daniel Lara, Angel Guadarrama, Colton Mills and freshman Travis Obieta each had one hit. 

Battle Mountain was aided by five walks and two errors from Sparks.

Pershing County 18, Battle Mountain 3

Battle Mountain grabbed an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but that was quickly erased as the host school scored 11 runs in the bottom of the first and seven more in the final two innings.

Fernandez, Mills and Guadarrama each had one hit.

Battle Mountain is scheduled to make hist home debut this weekend but subject to change with weather and field conditions. 

There is a single game on Friday at 4 p.m. and a doubleheader on Saturday at 10 a.m.