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Eureka’s Clayton Shoda delivers a pitch for the Vandals during a win over Tonopah last week. Eureka finished the week 2-2.

After being off for about 21 days, the Eureka baseball team got back into action April 5 with a doubleheader win over Tonopah, but a double header loss to Mineral County April 6.

The Vandals topped Tonopah 16-15 and 1-0, but lost to Mineral County 13-3 and 19-9.

Wyatt Anderson stole home on the bottom of the sixth inning to complete a five-run inning in the first game with Tonopah.

Then the Vandals had to weather a rally by the Muckers with four runs in the top of the seventh that fell one run short of tying the game.

Gamechanger.com reported Eureka took the early lead in the second inning by scoring a run on a stolen base by David Oram with two outs.

The Vandals had opened with three runs in the first inning on runs by Clayton Shoda and a two-run single by Mikey. Lacovara.

Eureka added three more runs in the fourth inning for an 8-4 lead. But the Muckers had a seven run outburst in the top of the fifth inning which was highlighted by a two-run triple from Phillip Dees, a two-run single by Bodie Oberhansli and a two-run double from Kaden Sunderland.

But the Vandals tied things up at 11 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Anderson doubled home Shod and Gage Hayward.

Chris Drayton started on the mound for Eureka. He allowed five runs and 10 hits in four innings with three strikeouts and five walks. Lacovara, Shoda and Anderson all had a little work in relief.

Eureka got 12 hits in the game and were issued 14 walks. Hayward was 4-for-4 for the Vandals. Drayton, Lacovara and Byron Weeks all had two hits each.

The Vandals committed grand theft on the bases, racking up a total of 24 stolen bases. Gavin Bowling, Drayton and Shoda each had four. Lacovara, Hayward and Anderson had three each.

The second game with the Muckers was not given a complete report, but Eureka was leading 1-0 with a run in the third inning.

On Saturday, Eureka had a double header with visiting Mineral County. Only the scores were reported with the Serpents winning both 13-3 and 19-9.

Eureka (3-4, 0-2) is off this week and gets back into action at Round Mountain (2-5) April 16 and at Tonopah (5-5) April 19.