It's been six long season since anyone other than
Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
High School has ruled Nevada large-school baseball.
The Gaels needed little time to win their sixth straight state 4A title on Saturday with a 10-0 win over Green Valley at College of Southern Nevada. According to the Las Vegas Sun
, Gorman scored six runs in the first inning keyed by a three-run double from sophomore Kenny Meimerstorf
and received a four-hitter from unlikely Evan Dunn
to win the game stopped in the fifth inning due to the state's mercy rule.
Dunn, a junior, struck out six and the Gaels (36-4) erased any notion this would be a close game after a narrow 9-7 win over Green Valley on Thursday. Dunn missed his sophomore season with a back injury and was a little-used pitcher as a freshman.
He improved to 6-0 on the season and improved his 1.65 ERA coming in.
Gorman coach Nick Day called Green Valley the best hitting team in Las Vegas.
"That is really icing on the cake for (Dunn's) season," Day told the Sun.
It was the 21st consecutive victory for Gorman, which came into the week No. 11 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 national rankings and No. 17 in the MaxPreps Freeman/computer rankings.
The six straight crowns also matches the state large-school division record held by Green Valley. Day, a first year head coach for the Bishop Gorman, attended Green Valley and played on four state title teams. A.J. Van Meetren
, Cody Roper
and Erik Van Meetren
also had RBIs in the first inning and after single tallies over the next three frames, before Joey Gallo
ended the game with a run-scoring single to left in the fifth. T.J. White
, Roper and Erik Van Meetren contributed RBI singles for the Gaels, who managed 12 hits, three from White. Roper and Meimerstorf had two hits apiece for the champions.