Pershing County baseball goes 3-0 at home tournament

Pershing County senior Conner Fecht slides into third base against Sparks at PCHS last Thursday.

Pershing County senior Conner Fecht slides into third base against Sparks at PCHS last Thursday.

The PCHS baseball went 3-0 at the Pershing County tournament last weekend. The boys beat Sparks (11-1), Lowry JV (16-6) and Battle Mountain (18-3). 

Officials canceled the last day of the three-day tournament due to extreme weather.

"We had good pitching performances from Ayden Montes, Trenton Rhodes and Wyatt Hughes. We had a different catcher every game and liked what we saw from all three - Aaron Kienbaum, Michael Reitz and Jake Henderson," said coach Jared Jensen.

The Mustangs will miss the three seniors who graduated last year - Wyatt Diaz, Noel Zaldivar and Blake Burrows. 

This season's seniors include returners Kienbaum and Conner Fecht.

"Another starter won't be able to play for us this year due to an injury," said Jensen.

The Pershing County baseball team huddles up at the tournament game against Sparks at the annual Lovelock Tournament last weekend.

The juniors are Reitz, Hughes, Brian Flores and Tyler Miller. Henderson, Rhodes, Zane Guilbault, Taylor Montes, Logan Hunt, Diego Herrera, Juan Gonzalez, Vincent Gonzalez and Ayden Montes are sophomores.

The Class of 2027 sends Cade Liebsack.

Last season the Mustangs qualified for the regional tournament for the first time in years. 

They finished at 14-16 overall and 9-9 in the league, fourth in the 2A.

Coach Jensen remarked on the team's performance in the preseason tournament.

"We started out slow with our hitting and started to find it in the Battle Mountain game," he said. "I was pleased with how these young men played to start the season. We aren't where we need to be but we took a step in the right direction." 

On Wednesday March 6, was scheduled to travel to North Tahoe to start league play. Results were not available at press time. 

On Saturday March 9, the Mustangs host the Lakers at 10 a.m. and noon for the last two games of the series.