55°F
weather icon Clear

Baseball team slugs way to season-high 19 runs

The Boulder City baseball team scored a season-high 19 runs on a season-high 18 hits to defeat visiting Moapa Valley 19-14 Tuesday in an important Sunrise League game.

The victory improved the first-place Eagles’ overall record to 10-2-2 and Sunrise League record to 4-0. They have won seven straight games and nine of their past 11.

The Eagles had a home game Wednesday against second-place Tech (9-3 overall and 4-1 in the league. Boulder City headed into the game undefeated this season at home).

“It’s not exactly what I envisioned before the game, but it’s a league win, and against Moapa Valley which is always a big rival for us, so I’ll take it,” head coach Bobby Reese said. “That’s the most runs any of my teams has ever scored and the most we given up while winning a game. But that’s what happens when the pitchers give up eight walks and your defense makes two errors.

“Again, I am happy with the hitting and the wins, but we have areas to improve.”

Of the eight Moapa Valley walks, seven came around to score and keep the Pirates in the game.

Boulder City was led by pitcher Peyton Koopman, who threw two innings to get the win. He had five strikeouts.

At the plate, the Eagles were led by four players who had at least three RBIs, and other four who had at least one RBI.

Zach Murphy went 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs and four RBIs, while Preston Van Diest was 3-for-4 with a double, four runs and one RBI. Will Knudsen was 3-for-5 with two runs and three RBIs and Colton Bosnos was 3-for-5 with two runs and one RBI.

Taylor Wold, batting ninth, went 3-for-3 with a double and four RBIs and teammate Austin Wishard hit a home run and had three RBIs. Austin Shepard had two RBIs.

“The hitting was great. This was our best game this season hitting the ball,” said Koopman, a sophomore. “It seems like each game we are hitting better and better. We needed the hitting against Moapa Valley to overcome all the walks and runs we allowed. But the team is coming together and we are all playing hard to win each time we take the field.”

Friday, Boulder City defeated Bonanza 6-5 in extra innings in a nonleague road game.

Koopman scored on an error in the top of the ninth inning to give Boulder City the victory. Koopman led off the inning and was hit by a pitch. He moved to second base on a wild pitch, stole third base and scored the winning run on an error. Boulder City’s other scoring came in a four-run third inning.

Wishard and Knudsen each drove in two runs for the Eagles, and Koopman was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

On April 3, the Eagles defeated Desert Pines 15-5 in a road league game. Bosnos went 4-for-5 with two runs and four RBIs and Shepard added a double and four RBIs. Patrick Garvin was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs and Wishard was 2-for-3 with three runs, while Koopman went 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Purdy ready to make splash in Denver

Fulfilling his dreams of becoming a Division I athlete, Boulder City High School senior swim star Joseph Purdy signed with the University of Denver on Nov. 11.

Arkansas bound: Speaker fulfills dream to become Division I athlete

Ethan Speaker, Boulder City High School’s boys basketball star, has fulfilled his dream of becoming a Division I athlete after committing to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

School teams prepare to start season

A step in the right direction to resuming high school athletics, the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association has shifted into its third phase of COVID-19 modifications, moving closer to its target date of Jan. 2 for the start of winter sports.

Play ball; sports set to return

Youth sports are back in Nevada for the first time since last March, thanks to Gov. Steve Sisolak’s announcement Oct. 2 that he would be easing restrictions on local recreational sports.

Westcliff has ‘Wright’ stuff for volleyball star

Boulder City High School senior Ava Wright, a star on the girls volleyball team, has solidified her place as a future collegiate athlete, committing to National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics program Westcliff University in Irvine, California.

Orton to head to Arkansas

Boulder City High School senior girls volleyball star Sierra Orton has found her collegiate home for the next four seasons, committing to Arkansas Tech University.

Boulder City baseball team takes Utah tournament

Boulder City baseball players recently took the field for the first time this summer and won the 18u Pioneer Tournament Championship in Heber Valley, Utah.

Goal of fourth consecutive state championship for girls volleyball in doubt

A chance for a fourth consecutive 3A state championship for the Boulder City High School girls volleyball team has been put in doubt, as the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association recently suspended fall athletics.

Coaches hoping to save upcoming season

With the number of COVID-19 cases rising in Southern Nevada, high school athletics are again on the chopping block, with fall sports prepared to be the latest victim.

Hungry to play: Eagles begin football practice in hope of fall season

Boulder City High School’s football team took the practice field for the first time Monday, looking to find some normalcy during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Excited more than ever to have sports back in their lives since they went on hiatus in mid-March, the atmosphere at practice has been positive.