Nevada shackles Hawk bats, ends 10-game slide

NEVADA — The Nevada baseball team ended a 10-game losing streak by silencing the South Hamilton bats here on a rainy Monday night.

Cubs’ pitcher Dylan Sporrer limited South Hamilton to just four hits, and Nevada made an unearned run in the fourth inning stand up for a 1-0 victory in Heart of Iowa Conference play.

“(Sporrer) kept us off balance,” South Hamilton head coach Kyle Galetich said. “It’s maybe a little disappointing we didn’t hit the ball harder than we did, but you’re just going to run into those nights every once in a while.”

Brock Galetich had half of the Hawks’ hits, both singles. Zeke Balderas also roped a single and Cole Berg found the gap for a double.

Balderas was arguably more dominant in a complete-game losing effort on the bump. He allowed just four hits — all singles — as well and struck out 12 Cubs. The senior walked two.

“He deserved to win,” Galetich said of Balderas. “He was just mowing people down.”

An error put what turned out to be the winning run on base in the fourth and Ross Uthe brought it to the plate with an RBI single.

Nevada 1, South Hamilton 0

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Zeke Balderas and Elijah Balderas. Dylan Sporrer and Keaton Fry. W — Sporrer. L — Z. Balderas. Multiple hits — SH: Brock Galetich. 2B — SH: Cole Berg. RBI — NEV: Ross Uthe.

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