RENO — The El Dorado Senior Legion baseball team improved to 4-0 at the Reno Knights’ 4th of July Tournament after Saturday’s 10-2 victory over Damonte Ranch.
The quarterfinal win at Reno High was shortened to five innings due to the eight-run mercy rule. Troy Booher pitched all five innings for El Dorado, allowing five hits and striking out five. At the plate, Chris Swineford (double) and Jerrod Bravo each had three hits.
The victory set up yesterday’s semifinal against Alameda. An El Dorado win puts the team in the finals.
“We’re playing real well right now … it’s not that the other teams are bad,” El Dorado coach Rusty McDonald said.
Friday, the Seniors also needed just five innings to dispatch San Mateo 13-5, scoring all their runs in the first three innings. Zack Mahon hit two home runs and piled up five RBIs while Bravo and Hunter Gallant each supplied two hits.
Pitching-wise, Tommy Hummer allowed 10 hits in getting the win.
El Dorado opened Thursday with two games played at Galena High. In the first, the Seniors turned back the host team 11-2, cementing the outcome with a five-run top of the seventh inning. El Dorado amassed 14 hits, led by Alex FaGalde with four; Cody Morris with three including a home run; and Gallant and Justin Dillon each had two hits with a double.
On the mound, Reed Omohundro went the distance, allowing six hits while striking out five.
In the second game, El Dorado defeated Kuna from Idaho 12-1 as Dom Campodonico pitched all five innings for the win. He surrendered just three hits and fanned five.
At the plate, Campodonico was supported by a 16-hit attack: FaGalde had three hits including a triple and double; Dylan Duhamel and Nik Rowen each had two hits with a double; and Gallant, Swineford and Bravo each chipped in with a pair of hits.
El Dorado takes on Damonte Ranch today.