McClelland was nearly unhittable. Brandon Boone laced a single for Silver Stage, but it was the Lyon County school’s lone hit on the day against the Railroaders right-hander.
McClelland struck out eight and walked two in the win.
The Railroaders wasted no time getting going offensively. Quinn Lightfoot walked and scored on a Brandon Harris single in the bottom of the first. An inning later, McClelland doubled and came home on a Dave Tallman single, forging the SHS nine on top 2-0 after two innings.
Jared Longland mashed a two-run homer to key a Sparks four-run third frame. Sparks added four more in the fourth to blow the game open and put the 10-run rule into effect.
“I was happy about our performance,” Sparks coach Greg Vasko said. “We played well. Kody pitched a good game. He only gave up one hit and we hit the ball well, 13 hits. You’ve got to be pleased with that.”
Sparks plays at North Tahoe Saturday in a twin bill that starts at 11 a.m.