Jimmy Dunagan’s two-out single in the bottom of the seventh plated Matthew Felsenfeld with the winning run as Boulder City rallied to edge Churchill County, 5-4 in the opening round of the Class 3A state playoffs in Mesquite.
The Eagles trailed 4-1 before scoring twice in the sixth.
Clark Newby led off the bottom of the seventh with a single and pinch-runner Isaac Tuenge moved to second when Travis Hungerford walked. Felsenfeld ran for Hungerford, and both runners moved up on Deavin Lopez’s sacrifice bunt.
After a walk to Scott Bahde loaded the bases, Brendan Thorpe’s fielder’s choice plated Tuenge to tie the game. Dunagan followed with a single to left to plate Felsenfeld.
Dunagan was 2-for-3 with two RBIs for the Eagles (27-8), who will face Truckee (28-4) in the winners’ final at 4 p.m. Friday.
Edgar Alvarado was 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs for the Greenwave (22-12), who will face Moapa Valley (19-12) in an elimination game at 1 p.m. Friday.