Burke’s Home Runs Key Vigilantes’ Victory

Alan Burke hit two home runs and drove in five runs as the Vigilantes stopped a three-game losing streak with an 8-5 victory over Reno in a Western Baseball League game that was stopped after six innings because of rain.

With the Vigilantes (8-8) leading, 5-3, to start the fifth, Cal Nichols doubled and Sam Taylor singled. Burke then hit a three-run homer.

Burke, who had two-run homer in the third, has four home runs and 21 runs batted in this season.

Nichols was four for four with a home run, two doubles and a single.


Paul Anderson, the league’s pitcher of the year last season, gave up single runs in five of the six innings for the Vigilantes but got the victory. Reno is 12-4.

Anderson (1-2) gave up 11 hits and had five strikeouts, which raised his team-leading total to 21.

The Vigilantes finished their trip 3-6. They host a three-game series with Grays Harbor at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday at Saddleback College.