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IAN PHILBRICK pitches for El Dorado.

EL DORADO PITCHER Ian Philbrick, shown here pitching against Hard 90 in a home game last week, joined teammate Louis Merlo in blanking McQueen on Saturday. Democrat photo by Krysten Kellum

Sports

El Dorado splits twin bill

By From page A6 | June 23, 2014

RENO, Nev. — Playing two of five games in three days in Nevada, the El Dorado Summer Legion baseball team split a doubleheader with McQueen on Saturday.

In the first game, El Dorado posted an 11-0 victory in a game that was called after five innings because of the mercy rule. At the plate, El Dorado (8-4) had 12 hits, and scored five runs in the top of the second inning, and six in the fourth.

Leading the way at the plate for El Dorado was Adam Washabaugh, who went 3-for-3 with two doubles, both in El Dorado’s big scoring innings. Chris Pederson also went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a single, and smacked the latter hit and one of his doubles in the fourth inning. Nathaniel Erskine went 2-for-2, both singles.

Louis Merlo started the game on the mound for El Dorado, going 3 2/3 innings, allowed one hit and struck out seven McQueen batters. Ian Philbrick tossed the last 1 1/3 innings, giving up on hit.

McQueen won the nightcap, 10-0, which was also called after five innings because of the mercy rule. El Dorado had only two hits in the game, one of which was a double off the bat of Nick Bonniksen.

On Sunday, El Dorado played another doubleheader at Reed of Reno. Today — Monday — El Dorado closes out its trek at Truckee.

El Dorado will host Del Oro and Lodi this week. See the Sports Schedule for days and times.

Democrat Staff

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