71°F
weather icon Partly Cloudy

Strong defense, clutch hits pay off in doubleheader

The Southern Nevada Eagles 14U baseball team in the Connie Mack summer league defeated Faith Lutheran 14-4 and 5-1 on June 20 in a doubleheader, advancing to 11-1 on the season.

“Game one wasn’t the most stellar defensively, but we managed to capitalize on some missteps by Faith,” head coach Matt Kilar said. “Caleb Brown and Isaac Easter both came up with some clutch hits to help us put that game away, while in game two we rode our work horse Chase Calvez. We rebounded with some stellar defensive plays behind him to keep it close.”

Powering through three errors defensively in game one, the Eagles defeated the Crusaders 14-4 after scoring four runs in second inning and sixth runs in the third.

Brown finished 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the third inning, while Easter and Ben Schafler each finished 2-for-2 with two RBIs apiece.

“It was a great game,” Easter said. “We really came together as a team, and our bats came alive. It feels amazing to beat a team like Faith. We worked hard, and it shows on the field.”

David Wagner earned the win after pitching four innings where he gave up four runs, two earned on five hits with three strikeouts.

Playing a tighter game the second time against Faith Lutheran, the Eagles prevailed behind a shutdown effort on the mound from Chase Calvez and a pair of RBIs from Wagner.

Pitching 6 2/3 innings, Calvez allowed one run on five hits with five strikeouts, while finishing 2-for-4 at the plate with a fifth-inning double.

Driving home two runs in the first inning with a single on a ground ball up the middle, Wagner finished 2-for-2 at the plate.

Finishing 2-for-4 at the plate, Isaac Tuenge hit an RBI single in the fifth inning, while R.J. Kilar finished 1-for-1 with a pair of walks.

Playing a busy schedule this week, the Eagles will host Pahrump Valley affiliate Trojans Maroon on Friday, June 29, for a doubleheader at Veterans’ Memorial Park, followed by a doubleheader Monday, July 2, at Whalen Field against Palo Verde affiliate Summerlin Panther Silver.

The first game will start at 6 p.m., followed by an 8 p.m. game.

Contact Robert Vendettoli at BCRsports@gmail.com.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Boys volleyball coach optimistic

Plagued with inexperience and low participation numbers heading into the season, Boulder City High School’s boys volleyball coach isn’t willing to make excuses the upcoming season. In fact, she even expects to have one of the better teams in the 3A classification come season’s end.

Eagles to field competitive track teams

Boulder City High School’s girls track and field coach expects his team to be competitive, regardless of whether or not a regional meet gets to be held at the conclusion of this season.

CCSD to allow fans for spring sports

The Clark County School District announced April 6 that it will allow the home team’s fans to attend spring sporting events.

Key softball players return

Returning a veteran-laden roster, Boulder City High School’s softball program is expected to be among the top teams in the 3A classification this season.

All-star cast returns to diamond

Boulder City High School’s baseball program is ready to dominate during its shortened season by bringing back the top senior class in the 3A classification.

Falls an oasis in Death Valley

When you think of Death Valley National Park, California, you probably don’t conjure images of a year-round stream and waterfall. But at Darwin Falls you get that and more.

Bass club heads to nationals

Boulder City will send two teams to the national high school fishing championships after qualifying for the competition at the 2021 TBF Nevada High School State Championship on March 6.

Explore Zion with field of experts

The Zion National Park Forever Project (formerly known as the Zion Canyon Field Institute) is now in its 20th year of hosting field programs. Below are the events scheduled through July, yet be assured, many of the same programs, plus additional offerings, will also be conducted later in the year.

Sports back on schedule

With the Feb. 24 approval of spring sports being played by the Clark County School District, Boulder City High School is taking necessary steps to ensure its athletes can get back on the field safely.

Spring season begins April 16

There is finally a sigh of relief for high school athletics as Clark County School District recently announced students can participate in spring sports beginning April 16.