Virgin Valley High Wins Class 3A State Baseball Title

Virgin Valley opened a close game against Truckee with five runs late in the fifth inning for a 12-6 victory to win the Class 3A baseball championship on Saturday at Fernley High.

The Bulldogs scored at least 12 points in each of their three tournament games and outscored opponents 41-10 en route to their 10th state title, but the first since 2010.

Class 2A

The Meadows captured the first 2A state championship in school history with two wins over Yerington at Bishop Gorman.

James Nelson pitched a full game in Game 1, allowing two earned runs on three hits in a 5-2 win before Aiden Otano homered and fired a three-hit shutout with seven strikeouts for lead The Meadows to a 10-0 win in five sets. in the decisive match.

The Mustangs’ only other state baseball title came in Class 1A in 1996.

Nelson was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs in Game 2, and The Meadows scored seven runs in the fifth inning to complete the runs rule win. Tanner Woods went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI to lead the Mustangs into Game 1.

Class 1A

Indian Springs went four innings in the second, third and fourth innings to defeat Virginia City 14-4 in six innings for the Class 1A state championship at Damonte Ranch High.

It’s the third straight state crown for the Thunderbirds, who also won in 2018 and 2019, and the fourth in school history.

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Class 3A

Virgin Valley let the 3A state title slip through their fingers with a 6-2, 7-5 loss to host Fernley.

The Bulldogs started the day with a loss for the season, but allowed three runs in the sixth inning of Game 1 which broke a 2-2 tie. Fernley took a 7-2 lead in the deciding game with a four-run third inning.

Class 2A

Needles ended a dominant run throughout the tournament with a 10-0 win over Pershing County in five innings at Bishop Gorman.

The Mustangs scored seven runs in the second inning en route to their record 14th state title.

Class 1A

Wells defeated Pahranagat Valley 15-14 to win the 1A State Championship at Damonte Ranch High.

The teams were tied at 14 after scoring 10 runs apiece in the fourth inning, but Wells pushed for the winning run in the sixth.

Ryanne Castleton was 3-for-5 and had five RBIs, and Jersey Tsosie was 4-for-5 with a double, a triple and four RBIs for the Panthers.

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