Virgin Valley High’s baseball team spent the first part of Spring Break last week playing in the annual Cowboy Classic in Las Vegas.
The Bulldogs fared well, going 3-1 to improve to 8-4-1 overall.
Virgin Valley defeated Eldorado, 17-4, in the opening round but was on the wrong end of a 10-0 decision to Desert Pines in the second round. The Bulldogs closed out play in the tournament with victories over Western, 9-2, and Mojave, 7-6.
Against Eldorado, the Bulldogs erupted for 14 runs in the bottom of the third inning to pull away for the easy win. The game was called after four innings because of the tournament mercy rule.
Cade Anderson had a double and triple and drove in three runs while also scoring three runs to pace the Bulldogs. Dallan Tanner had two hits including a double, drove in two runs and scored twice. Dillan Fuqua also collected two hits and drove in three runs while Jayden Perkins added two hits and an RBI.
Dakota Munford started and pitched 2.1 innings giving up just one hit and striking out a batter. Jayson Brooks went the final 1.2 innings on the mound.
Against Desert Pines, the Bulldogs trailed 2-0 entering the bottom of the fifth, but the Jaguars exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the frame to win via the mercy rule.
Anderson, Brooks, Perkins, Logan Felix and Kayden Petersen collected base hits for the Bulldogs.
Virgin Valley bounced back from the loss to pound Western despite getting only one base hit in the contest.
Easton Jensen doubled and scored two runs for the Bulldogs, who took advantage of 11 walks issued by Western pitchers and four errors committed by the Warriors’ defense.
Perkins, Tanner and Fuqua each drove in a run for VVHS.
The Bulldogs capped the tournament in dramatic fashion as Anderson singled home the winning run to give Virgin Valley a walk-off victory over Mojave.
Josh Abbott drove in two runs while Booker Wakefield had two hits to pace the VVHS offense. Felix, Fuqua and Munford also added an RBI each.
Munford pitched the first four innings striking out four and walking four with Anderson finishing up in relief.
The Bulldogs will face Pahrump Valley and Mojave in non-league contests this week before opening Sunrise League play on Monday at defending league champion Boulder City.