101°F
weather icon Clear

Rout inspired by defeat

Splitting their doubleheader with 4A Bonanza, the Southern Nevada Eagles 18U in the Southern Nevada Connie Mack baseball league bounced back from a crushing game-one defeat to rout the Bengals 14-2 on June 15 in game two.

“I was very pleased with how the boys played on Saturday,” head coach Jimmy Lee said. “They showed a lot of resiliency out there to come back from a heartbreaking defeat. We thought we had game one won, but instead of letting that distract them or get them down, they bounced right back.”

Falling 4-3 to the Bengals after taking the lead into the bottom of the fifth inning, losing pitcher Troy Connell overcame the setback in game one with a 5-for-5 performance at the plate in game two.

“I thought Troy was absolutely phenomenal,” Lee said. “First and foremost, he pitched great in game one. Some pitch calls go your way, some don’t; that’s part of baseball. To shake off the loss though and have his bat come alive in game two, though, was really big for us. We needed that victory to finish the day out strong.”

Finishing 6 for 6 at the plate throughout the two games, Connell drove in a pair of runs during the game-two rout, which saw the Eagles explode for five runs in the third inning, followed by three runs apiece in the fourth and sixth innings.

“We came out ready to hit,” Lee said. “Credit Bonanza because they’re a great team, but we have a lot of talented players on this roster who know how to produce.”

Deavin Lopez finished 2 for 2 with a pair of runs batted in. Scott Bahde (2 for 3) and Chafton Temple (1 for 3) each added a pair of RBIs. Joey Giunta finished 2 for 4 at the plate with an RBI, and Matt Felsenfeld finished 1 for 3 with an RBI.

On the mound, Clark Newby was awarded the victory after throwing three innings, while Bahde threw three innings of relief, striking out four batters.

Advancing to 6-2 on the season, the Eagles host 4A Shadow Ridge on Friday at Whalen Field.

Contact Robert Vendettoli at BCRsports@gmail.com.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
 
Eagles’ athletics program tackles weighty issue

Boulder City High School unveiled its new weight room this summer, a facility that rivals those of other high schools in the area.

Football players head to skills camp in Idaho

Looking to improve upon last season’s record, Boulder City High School’s football team will attend a summer skills camp for the first time in five years in Emmett, Idaho.

Yosemite home to iconic American sights

Some of the most stunning and iconic sights in America can be found in Yosemite National Park in California. While most visitors spend days traveling to the park from around the world, Southern Nevadans can get there in less than a day’s drive.

BC enters Little League state tourney as district champs

Representing District II in the Little League junior state tournament, Boulder City is riding a wave of confidence into tonight’s opening matchup with High Desert from District III.

Eagles return the favor: Alumni spend summer coaching young players

Coming back to pay homage to the Boulder City High School baseball program, alums Alec Mathis, Anthony Pacifico and Steve Wagner have been churning out the next crop of future Eagles stars, helping coach the Southern Nevada Eagles 14U team in the Southern Nevada Connie Mack league.

Eagles fall short in tourney

The Southern Nevada Eagles 18U baseball team concluded its season in the Nevada Connie Mack state tournament Saturday, July 6, falling to SLAM Academy 10-8.

Lagan wins pistols competitions

Shooter Alexis “Lexi” Lagan of Boulder City won first place in the women’s air pistols at the 2019 USA Shooting Rifle/Pistol National Championships in Fort Benning, Georgia, on June 27, while setting a national record.

Eagles head to playoffs atop league

The Southern Nevada Eagles 18U baseball team picked up three victories during recent play, continuing their dominance in the Southern Nevada Connie Mack league.

Boys learn more than skills in summer league

Splitting a doubleheader with Pahrump Valley, Southern Nevada Eagles 14U coach Alex Moore said Friday’s atmosphere rivaled that of a high school postseason game, with more on the line than just a victory in the Southern Nevada Connie Mack League.

Nearby ‘sights’ let you chill out

The Las Vegas area, including Boulder City, is literally one of the hottest cities in the nation, something we are reminded of daily this time of the year.