By Leticia Gomez Posted April 17, 2013
The baseball season started out with its typical cold weather and the varsity baseball team began its season the same way…cold. In its opening tournament in Reno, the team dropped all five games to the 4A competition. Since that time, however, as the weather has warmed up so has the team.
“We have progressed a lot this season. We had a rough start. But ever since we had the three pillars speech from our manager Alec Mayo we really turned our season around,” said Dusty Bryan.
After the first tournament, Lowry went on a 10-game winning streak that included wins over all of the 4A Division 1 teams in the Lahontan and Mt. Rose Leagues.
Recently they played in Spring Creek and took 2 of 3 games.
“Even when the odds were stacked against us our team adapted and overcame the circumstances. It takes a lot of heart to do that,” said Calvin Connors and Alec Mayo.
Lowry lost the first game to the Spartans 13-3. However, the Bucks swept Saturday’s doubleheader 14-13 and 8-2 with Brandon Okuma and Jesse Studebaker earning the wins.
The sweep locked up a playoff spot for Lowry.
On April 19-20 the Bucks will host Elko for three games. Elko is undefeated in the league while Lowry has only one loss. As these will be the last league games for the Bucks their playoff seeding depends upon the home series. Elko, meanwhile, will have to play Spring Creek on the final week of the season.
“Right now we’re focused on the first game on Friday. We know we are in the playoffs, and now each win means improved seeding and potentially hosting the first round of playoffs,” said coach Ron Espinola.