(Ralph Pokorny/Nevada Daily Mail)
Nevada threatened to add more in the bottom of the second, loading the bases with nobody out. But Fort Scott pitcher Brent Parsons got back-to-back strikeouts for the first two outs and a fly ball out to center field to get out of the inning.
Parsons also drove in Fort Scott's first run, bringing in Chase Howser with a 2-out single to right in the top of the third. Howser led off the inning with a single, then moved to second on a passed ball.
Nevada, also playing its first game of the season after two scheduled contests were rained out last week, got another run in the fourth to make it 6-1.
Nevada left-hander Bubba Banes pitched six strong innings but walked the first two batters of the seventh -- Clayton Hixson and Zach Denton -- and was relieved by Trey Aust, who walked Caleb Moore to load the bases.
Dustin Stewart hit a sacrifice fly to Banes, now in right field, to bring in Hixson. Banes' throw home was wild, allowing Denton and Moore to advance an extra base. But Aust got a pop up to second and a strikeout to end the game.
Parsons had 2 of Fort Scott's 3 hits while Howser had the other. Banes allowed 5 walks and struck out 7.
Cole Sanderson was 2 for 4 at the plate to lead Nevada's offense.
Fort Scott plays its home opener Thursday as Girard visits Lions Field for a 4:30 p.m. doubleheader.
NOTES -- The was the first game in charge for both teams' head coaches. Fort Scott's Josh Regan takes over at his alma mater after three years at Jayhawk-Linn. Marty Atnip coached for 10 years a Golden City, Mo., and four at Purdy, Mo., before taking charge of the Nevada program....
Fort Scott...... 001 000 1 -- 2 3 2
Nevada.......... 500 100 x -- 6 8 1
WP -- Banes. LP -- Parsons (0-1). Sv. -- Aust.
HR -- none.