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|Twelve Sierra Vista graduates will either begin their college education or continue towards a degree while playng baseball. There are 8 former Lions at Division I schools, 2 at Division II, and 6 at Community Colleges. For the first time Sierra Vista will be represented in two of the best baseball conferences: Lance Ray attends the University of Kentucky in the Southeast Conference and Matt Klein goes to Oklahoma State University in the Big 12 Conference. The Mountain West Conference will have Chad Claus, Justin Baca and Scott Berke at UNLV and Drew Leary at San Diego State University. Chuck Howard returns to New Mexico State University from the Western Athletic Conference. Division II schools will have Kyle Kutchewsky at New Mexico Highlands University and Rich Michelin at Cal Luthern University. Kiel Harman returns to CSN and Brooks Klein joins Andrew Garcia in Carson City to attend Western Nevada. David DeCarlo, Kyle Gamble, Tommy Barnes and Matt Holman will all begin their college education and play for McCook Community College in Nebraska.|
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Kyle Gutchewsky - New Mexico Highlands
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Matt Klein - Oklahoma State
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Lance Ray - Kentucky
Andrew Garcia - Western Nevada
Kiel Harmon - College of Southern Nevada
Tommy Barnes - McCook Community College
David Decarlo - McCook Community College
Kyle Gamble - McCook Community College
Brooks Klein - Western Nevada
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|LIONS WIN 1ST ROUND GAME OVER PALO VERDE 3-2|
|KINGHAM GOES 5 SCORELESS INNINGS - HAGER HITS LEADOFF HOMER
Nick Kingham won his 7th game of the season and 1st playoff game, shutting out Palo Verde for 5 innings to start the 2010 playoffs. He got some help from Dusty Stevens in left field in both the 1st and 3rd innings. Stevens went to the left center field fence to catch a drive off Christian Centrella's bat to end the 1ast inning and threw out Zak Porter trying to go from 1st to 3rd on a single in the 3rd inning. Porter was on first after singling to right field with one out. When the next batter, Dillon Meyer, singled to left Porter tried to go to 3rd but Stevens threw a strike to Connor Klein who made the out. Kingham promptly picked Meyer off at 1st to end the inning and then retired the next six batters he faced. He struck out 3 in the last 2 innings, five total, and, gave up a total of 3 hits. The 5 complete innings today means he has 6 more innings this week as the pitching rule for the playoffs is 11 innings in a week's time.
Blair Goldsack pitched the last 2 innings to get his 5th save of the year. He got 2 quick strikes on Jared Webb to start the 6th inning but then hit him on the 0-2 pitch. Porter singled to left for his 2nd hit of the day moving Webb to 2nd base. Meyer
|then hit a high hop ground ball to Jake Hager who bobbled the hop thinking double play and was late throwing to 1st to get the speedy Meyer and the bases were loaded. A passed ball by Tomassetti allowed Chad Clemens to score Palo Verde's first run, with the other two runners advancing. Cody Schuster grounded out to Billy Santiwan at 2nd base for the 2nd out as Porter scored. Goldsack then got Centrella and Billy Bob Ward, the 3 and 4 hitters in the Palo lineup, on a pop up to Santiwan and a called thrid strike.. Palo threated again in the 7th inning when Benson singled to left and went to 2nd base on a throwing error by Stevens with one out. Matt Hutchins, pinch hitting for Brian Szepelak, flew out to Marquis Towers in center field moving Benson to 3rd base with 2 outs but Goldsack struck Webb swinging to end the game.
In the 3rd inning Towers drew a walk to start the inning. He went to 2nd on a balk and stole 3rd base on the next pitch. Kingham hit a deep fly ball to right that fell off right fielder Porter's glove, allowing Towers to score. Kingham got credit for the RBI and a sacrafice as Towers would have scored easily on the fly ball. Julian Cutolo followed Kingham with a fly ball to right that was deep enough for Kingham to tag up and move to 3rd base with 1 out. Billy Santiwan then drove in the winning run with a sac bunt down the 1st base line that was fielded by the 1st baseman for out number 2. That gave the Lions a 3 run lead after 3 innings.
The Lions could only get 2 hits off Panther pitching on the day. The 1st pitch thrown by the Panthers was hit over the left field fence by Jake Hager, his 10th homer of the year. The only other hit was an infield swinging bunt hit in the 6th by Stevens but he was stranded on 1st base. The Lions hit the ball hard several times right at people and only had 1 strike out on the day as they drew 4 walks and one hit by pitch.
The win puts the Lions in the 2nd round winner's bracket against Legacy in the 4:00 game at Centennial. Palo Verde will play Spring Valley at Lion Field at 4:00. In the other two games, Bishop Gorman beat Centennial 4-2 and Bonanza won over Arbor View 3-2. Gorman will play Bonanza at !:00 at Centennial and Arbor View will play Centennial at 1:00 at Sierra Vista. Boxscore
|Sierra Vista and Bishop Gorman have met 22 time with Gorman owning a 14-8 advantage. Gorman won both games this year 6-5 and 4-3. Playoff Bracket|
|LIONS MOVE ON WITH 9-7 WIN OVER LEGACY|
| With the game firmly in hand with a 9-2 lead in the bottom of the 6th inning, the Lions tried to give the game to Legacy the only way that they could --- hit batters, walk batters and committ errors. Dusty Stevens had held the Longhorns to 2 runs on 4 hits going into the 6th but after the first hitter grounded out to Billy Santiwan at 2nd base Stevens hit the next 2 batters and Nick Kingham committed an error to load the bases. Dylan Baumgarte then doubled to right field as Tylor Condie misread the ball off the bat. The double drove in 2 runs and left runners on 2nd and 3rd. Stevens then hit another batter to load the bases which broght in Blair Goldsack from left field to relieve Stevens. Andres Ortiz singled to right to drive in 2 more runs and Goldsack then walked the next hitter to load the bases. He then hit Joey Lauria to drive in the 7th run for the Longhorns. At this point Goldsack, pitching for the 2nd day in a row, found the strike zone and stuck out the next 2 hitters to end the inning with the tying and go ahead runners on base. In the 7th inning he got the 1st hitter to ground out to 1st base, then gave up a double to Zach Monticelli before striking out the last two hitters swinging to gain his 6th save of the season.
Sierra Vista struck early as they scored 4 runs in the 1st inning on 4 hits, a couple of Legacy walks and an error. Jake Hager lead off with a line drive single into left field, but injured his right hand diving back into 1st base on a pick off attempt. He would hit again with the bases loaded in the 1st inning but popped out to the 1st baseman to end that threat. Julian Cutolo had a 2 run single to right to drive in 2 runs in the 1st and Scotty Tomassetti and Goldsack had singles to drive in the other 2 runs. The Lions scored again in the 3rd inning as Goldsack reached on an error by Lauria at shortstop and scored on Armando Perez's double to right center. Perez was 3 for 4 on the day with 2 rbi's and a run scored. Perez scored on Tylor Condie's single with 2 outs. Condie had replaced Hager in the batting order. Towers followed with a single to center but Condie was caught rounding 2nd base and was thrown out, centerfield to the shortstop.
The last 3 runs for the Lions came in the 6th inning as Kingham lead off with a single through the hole to left field, Santiwan singled to right center and went to 2nd on the throw to 3rd trying to get Kingham. Tomassetti doubled to right center to score both Kingham and Santiwan and he scored on Perez's single to center. Boxscore
|The win moves the Lions into the undefeated bracket of the tournament against Bishop Gorman who defeated Bonanza 15-5 in an earlier game. The game will be at Centennial at 4:00 with the winner moving into the Championship game on Saturday with the looser dropping down into the looser's bracket with a chance to come back and still win the Sunset Championship and go to Reno for the State Tournament. Legacy will play Arbor View at Lion Field at 1:00 and Bonanza will play Spring Valley at Lion Field at 4:00.|
|LIONS LOSE TO GORMAN 6-2 - DROP INTO LOSERS BRACKET|
| Sierra Vista lost to division rival Gorman for the 3rd time this year 6-2 on Thursday afternoon at Centennial High School.
The Lions scored first in the top of the second on back to back doubles by Connor Klein and Dusty Stevens to take a 1-0 lead. Gorman answered with a run on 3 singles in the bottom of the inning to tie the score. In the 3rd inning Gorman scored 2 more runs to take the lead for good on a lead off triple, a base on balls, a sac fly and the double with Scotty Tomassetti making the 3rd out at the plate as he tagged out Neil Lawhorn. Tomassetti also had a put out at the plate in the 2nd inning as Joey Gallo tried to score after a single to right and a 2 base error only to be thown out Goldsack to Santiwan to Tomassetti for the 3rd out.
The Lions pulled to within 1 run in the top of the 5th on a single to center
|by Julian Cutolo, Tomassetti's 2nd double of the day that landed on the chalk line in right field and a sac fly by Billy Santiwan to deep center field. The Gaels scored 3 more in the bottom of the 5th on a home run, a walk followed by a single and a double to left by Gallo to drive in the last 2 runs. The Lions left 9 runners on base for the day, 4 in scoring position with 3 of those on 3rd base.
Derron Davis went the distance for the Lions who are playing without two of their main pitchers and position players as Alex Estrella has been out with a broken wrist for 2 1/2 weeks and Jake Hager broke his hand in Wednesday's game againist Legacy. Davis, who moved his record to 4-1 on the year, gave up 8 hits and walked 7 but had the Lions in the game until the end. Boxscore
The first game on Friday will have Bonanza playing Legacy at 1:00 and the winner of that game playing the Lions at 4:00. Both of these games are at Lion Field. The winner of the second game will move on to play Gorman at 10:00 on Saturday. The Gaels would have to loose 2 games to the winner of Fridays second game to not win the Sunset Championship and go to the State Tournment.
|GOLDSACK & KINGHAM GET LIONS TO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME|
| Playing for their playoff life the Lions outlasted Bonanza 5-4 to move to the Championship game at 10:00 at Centennial. Bonanza had defeated Legacy earlier in the day 16-5 to get to play the Lions. Sierra Vista will have to win two games tomorrow againist Bishop Gorman to get to the State Tournament in Reno next week.
Blair Goldsack was untouchable for the Lions in relief of Tylor Condie. Condie started and gave up 3 runs in 1/3 of an inning as he surrendered only 1 hit but walked 3 and the Lion committed 3 errors in the inning. Goldsack came in with the bases loaded and got Jordan Brennon to pop up to Armando Perez at shortstop. Joe Merino hit a ground ball to Nick Kingham at first that Kingham missplayed allowing the 3rd run to score. Goldsack then got Sterling Sprau to fly out to center field for the 3rd out. The inning had started with Billy Santiwan being hit in the face with a bad hop groundball that required several minutes to stop his nose from bleeding. The Lions are already playing with Alex Estrella, out with a broken wrist, and Jake Hager out with a broken nuckle on his right hand.
Goldsack put the Bengals down in order in the 2nd thru 6th innings except for an error on Santiwan at 2nd base. He struck out eight batters in these 5 innings. In the 7th after the Lions had scored 2 runs in the bottom of the sixth, Bonanza tied it when Santiwan had his 2nd error of the day at 2nd base and with 2 outs Anthony Risucci hit a 2 strike pitch softly into right center to score Jake Zebe who had run for Merino who reached on the error.
| Kingham, who was to throw on the side today anyway came on in relief in the 8th inning and left runners in scoring position in each inning. Perez had a 2 base throwing error in the 8th and an intentional walk to Kris Bryant and a 2 base wild pitch which hit the plate and bounced over Scotty Tomassetti's head ment that Kingham had to pitch with the go ahead run on in both innings. He struck out 5 of the 6 outs he recorded. The Lions struck out 14 Bengal batters as Goldsack had 8, Kingham 5 and Condie 1.
Offensively the Lions had 8 hits with Perez getting the only extra base nock for either team when he tripled down the right field foul line in the 7th with Dusty Stevens on 1st after drawing a walk. Stevens was thrown out at the plate 9-3-2 for the second out of what would have been the winning run if he had scored.
The Lions first run came in the 4th inning Goldsack singled to right, went to 2nd when Connor Klein wa hit by a pitch. Both Goldsack and Klein advanced on an error by Bonanza's pitcher Bryant as he dropped a bunt to load the bases. Goldsack scored on a wild pitch as the Lions left the bases loaded for the 2nd time. All told the Lions left 16 runners on base in the game. Tomassetti score in the 5th inning after reaching on an error, moving to 3rd on ad base on balls to Santiwan and and sac. bunt by Goldsack. Klein grounded out to 2nd base allowing Tomassetti to score. Tomassetti drove in the tying run in the 6th after Marquis Towers had walked and advanced to 3rd on an error by the shortstop. Julian Culolo, who had reached on the error went to 3rd on Tomassetti's single and scored on a bunt by Billy Santiwan.
Playing the first 9 inning game of the year the Lions score the winning run as Goldsack slid into home in front of the throw from right field. Goldsack reached on the error by the Bengal's 3rd baseman. Three singles in a row moved Goldsack around for the winning run. Connor Klein singled to center, Stevens had a swinging bunt hit down the 3rd base line and with the infield in and the outfield shallow Perez singled to right to drive in Goldsack and win the game in walk off fashion. Boxscore
The game with Bishop Gorman will begin at 10:00 at Centennial with the Lions needing to defeat the Gaels twice to advance to the State Tournament. Sunset Tournament Bracket
|LIONS DROP SUNSET FINAL TO GORMAN 10-9
LATE RALLY COMES UP SHORT
| Scotty Tomassetti got the Lions off to a fast start with a 2 run home run in the top of the 1st innings. Marquis Towers had walked to start the game and he came home on the big fly to left center by Tomassetti.
The Gaels answered with 4 of their own in the bottom of the 1st as Nick Kingham, starting for the 3rd time against the Gaels, walked 3 batters and gave up 3 singles mixed around 3 strike outs. There were also 2 past balls and an error by Kingham in that inning. The Gaels never trailed after this and added 6 more runs, 3 each in the 3rd and 4th innings. In the 3rd Gallo was hit by a pitch to start the inning. Lawhorn followed with a single up the middle to put runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs. Wesley Denzler struckout, one of his three on the day, for the 1st out but Eric Van Meetren doubled to left to score Gallo and move Lawhorn to 3rd base. Keny Meimerstorf hit a sac fly to center field to score Lawhorn and the Lions committed their 2nd error of the day when Blair Goldsack missed a ground ball at 1st and turned it into a 3 run error that scored the last run. Darron Davis relieved Kingham at the start of the 4th inning and gave up 3 more runs on 3 hits, 2 of them doubles. He also walked 2 in the inning.
With the Lions down 10-2 going into the top of the 5th innings, Towers singled with 1 out and Joey Gallo the Gael's pitcher walked
|both Kingham and Julian Culolo to load the bases. Van Meetren, the Gorman catcher had a passed ball to score Towers and move the runner up. Tomassetti then singled to left driving in 2 runs, his 3rd and 4th RBI of the day, to make the score 10-5. Tyler Rankin relieved Gallo at this point and got Billy Santiwan and Goldsack to ground out and strike out to end the rally and leave Tomassetti on 2nd base.
In the 6 th Lions batted around as Connor Klein singled to center and Dusty Stevens doubled to left center. Armando Perez hit a chopper to short and Klein was thrown out on the play trying to score short to catcher to 3rd baseman. Towers then hit a ball back to Rankin on the mound that he miss handled to load the bases. T J White relieved Rankin at this point and immediately gave up a single to Kingham to drive in the 1st run. Cutolo was thrown out at 1st on a great play by Gallo who was now playing 3rd base but that allowed the 2nd run of the inning to score and make the score 10-7. Tomassetti was intentionally walked to load the bases and Santiwan made them pay as he singled to left to drive in Towers and Kingham to get within a run.
Goldsack pitched the 6th inning after throwing 6 2/3 innings yesterday against Bonanza. He gave up a lead off double and later threw the ball into centerfield for an error on an attempted pick off to move the runner to 3rd base. H then got a ground ball out at 2nd base, a callled strike three and and ground ball to 1st to get out of the inning.
Corey Welch came on to pitch for the Gaels in the top of the 7th and got Klein to fly out to left field to start the inning. Stevens then worked a walk and Perez singled into left center. Towers then hit a ground ball through the hole at short but the ball was not deep enough to score Alex Estrella who was running for Stevens. With the bases loaded and one out Kingham hit a line drive that Gallo caught at shortstop and doubled up Perez off 2nd base to end the game. The Lions had battled back from a 10-2 deficit and looked to be on the way to forcing a 2nd game when it all ended so suddenly. The loss was the 4th this year to Bishop Gorman as they win the Sunset League and will go to Reno to play in the State Tournament starting on Thursday. The Lions finished at 28 and 8. Boxscore
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