PREP BASEBALL: Miners top Captial Christian in extra innings
Nevada Union’s baseball team wrapped up pool play at the Lion’s Tournament in San Diego with an extra-inning walk-off victory, 4-3, over Capital Christian Wednesday.
Tied 3-3 with the Cougars in the bottom of the 10th inning, NU’s Evan Hicks put the ball in play and reached base safely on an error by the third baseman. Nick Noll was on second and made it all the way home on the error to end the extra inning affair.
The Miners trailed Capital Christian early, falling behind 1-0 after three innings. NU plated a pair of runs in the fourth coming on RBI singles by Hicks and Noll. Capital Christian took the lead back with two runs in the top of the seventh, but NU responded in the bottom of the inning with a RBI sac fly from Zach Erlich which brought home Aidan Keros from third and sent the game to extra innings.
In all, the Miners hammered out 10 hits, led by Noll and Keros with two each.
Devin Sunde earned the win from the bump as the junior pitcher tossed the final three innings without allowing a hit or a run. He walked one. NU’s Bennett King pitched the first seven innings, allowing six hits and one earned run while striking out two.
The Miners (10-9) have impressed since their tourney opening loss to Southwest San Diego, beating Eagle River (Alaska) handily and topping a tough Capital Christian team.
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