Athletes in three sports will take part in all-star games this week.
For the second consecutive season, Jack Wold homered in the bottom of the first, and Basic rolled to a 16-6, five-inning victory over Galena at Las Vegas High on Saturday for the Class 4A state baseball title.
Boulder City’s baseball team took advantage of a depleted pitching staff to grab an early eight-run lead, and the Eagles grinded out an 8-7 victory over Spring Creek in the Class 3A state final at Faith Lutheran on Saturday to repeat as champions.
Hunter Wilkin, nicknamed “Kersh” after Los Angeles Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw, pitched 2⅔ innings in his final game, as Lincoln County turned back Needles, 6-2 at The Meadows to win the Class 2A state baseball title.
Reliever Stockton Maxwell got out of a bases-loaded jam in the third inning, and Pahranagat Valley defeated Indian Springs 5-4 for the Class 1A state baseball title.
Anthony Pacifico hit the go-ahead two-run double with two outs that sparked a five-run sixth inning, and Boulder City’s baseball team held on for a 10-8 win over Spring Creek in the winners’ bracket semifinals at Faith Lutheran on Friday.
The pressure of playing in the state tournament can be too much for some young players.
Indian Springs advanced to the Class 1A state baseball title game with a resounding 14-3 win in five innings over Mineral County on Friday at Durango.
Needles topped Yerington 7-6 on Friday, preventing the Lions from reaching the Class 2A baseball state title game for the seventh straight year.
Layton Walls pitched a four-hitter and Rancho topped Bishop Gorman 9-1 in the opening round of the Class 4A state baseball tournament at Las Vegas High on Thursday.
Stockton Maxwell allowed three hits, struck out two and walked four over 5⅓ innings to lead the Panthers to a 10-4 win over Mineral County in the Class 1A state baseball tournament.
Eagles pitcher Jacob Hubel worked himself out of two bases-loaded jams with double plays Tuesday to help Boulder City’s baseball team beat Elko 6-2 in a Class 3A state winners’ bracket semifinal game at Faith Lutheran.
Lincoln County’s Hunter Wilkin went the distance and struck out five while scattering two hits in a 5-2 win over West Wendover on Thursday in the opening round of the Class 2A state baseball tournament at The Meadows.
Bishop Gorman hopes Nick Israel continues to be a catalyst in the Class 4A state tournament, which begins Thursday at Las Vegas High. Gorman (30-5) faces Rancho (25-8) at 4 p.m. Basic (26-7) plays Galena (23-13) in the opening game at 1 p.m.