RENO, Nev. — The El Dorado Senior Legion baseball team tested its mettle over the weekend by turning in the metal bats for wood at the Reno Knights Fourth of July Tournament at Reno High School.
In Thursday’s opener, El Dorado fell to the host team 8-7 despite Zack Mahon’s three-run first-inning home run followed by a rally in the seventh on Justin Dillon’s two-out, two-run double.
“It was back and forth the whole way but we just didn’t pitch well enough to win,” El Dorado coach Rusty McDonald said.
Offensively, Chris Swineford went 2-for-2 with a double and Hunter Gallant was 2-for-3. On the mound, Dom Campodonico started and was followed by Alex FaGalde.
Friday, El Dorado fell 4-2 to Damonte Ranch and only had four hits, two by Jerrod Bravo. Tommy Hummer pitched five and two-thirds innings and Troy Booher got the last out.
“That’s the first time all season we’ve been held to less than six runs,” McDonald said.
Results of Saturday’s action was unavailable at press time.