BMHS sweeps three from Silver Stage

Daniel Lara puts the ball in play.

Daniel Lara puts the ball in play.

The Battle Mountain High School baseball team saw action on its newly constructed field, as the Longhorns opened Northern 2A play with a three-game sweep of Silver Stage.

The field had new fencing put around it and workers dug out the infield and features a new look. In the past only the bases were cut out but now the field features a brand-new infield.

Battle Mountain's Wiatt Kelley keeps the runner in check at first base.

Battle Mountain 18, Silver Stage 8

Battle Mountain opened up a 5-0 lead after two innings of play, when Silver Stage cut the deficit to 5-2 in the top of the third inning. The Longhorns quickly responded with five runs in the third inning and two more in the fourth to go in front 12-2.

Battle Mountain had a chance to end the game in the fifth inning on the 10-run rule but Silver Stage stayed alive and scored four runs to keep the game going. The Longhorns eventually ended the game in the sixth inning with four runs.

Freshman Daniel Lara led the hitting attack going 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, six RBI and two runs scored.  Sophomore Angel Guadarrama was 4-for-4, with two doubles, three RBI and three runs scored.

Liam Bundrock, Colton Mills and Travis Obieta each collected two hits and Damian Solis had one hit.

Kail Bengoa, Daniel Andrade and Eric Fernandez saw time on the mound, with Fernandez throwing the final four innings. He struck out seven and walked none.

Battle Mountain 12, Silver Stage 9

The first game on Saturday saw Silver Stage take a 1-0 advantage in the opening half inning of the game, with Battle Mountain coming back to score three times in the bottom of the first.

The Nighthawks grabbed the lead once again, plating three runs in the fourth inning to go in front 4-3. The Longhorns answered with four runs in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth to lead 9-4, Silver Stage got three of those runs back in the sixth to trail 9-7 but Battle Mountain scored three of runs of its own in the bottom of the sixth to secure the win.

Bundrock, Lara, Guadarrama and Aiden Ruggles each had two hits and Wiatt Kelley, Fernandez and Mills had one hit apiece. Bengoa and Fernadez split time on the mound, with Bengoa earning the win.

Battle Mountain is off this week and returns home on March 22-23 to play Oasis Academy from Fallon.

Battle Mountain 16, Silver Stage 0

Freshman Keegan Peasnall picked up the win in the game shortened due to the mercy rule. Peasnall allowed one hit and one walk and struck out five batters.

Battle Mountain ended the game with seven runs in the bottom of the third inning. Mills was 3-for-3 at the plate and Lara and Fernandez each had two hits.