All Stars play at tournament
Ryan Summerlin July 18, 2014
The 13-year-old South Tahoe All-Stars played in a tournament last weekend held at Jack Tighe Memorial Park in Reno.
The team was led by pitchers Kevin Lehmann, Chris Pfister and Cody Ruby in the four-day tournament. When not on the mound, the three players rotated between second base and shortstop.
Cameron Johnson was behind the plate in three of the four games and picked off several runners at second and third. Kyle Dane finished out the tournament at catcher.
Completing the infield were Alex Kasper at first base and Daniel Hibler at third.
The outfield was led by Kody Griffis at center with Aaron Johnson, Tyler Wattanachinda and Jakob Costley sharing the responsibilities of left field and right field. They were kept busy with some big hitters from other teams sending fly balls their way all weekend.
The most commanding performance at the plate for South Tahoe was Alex Kasper’s opposite field two-run home run traveling about 315 feet. All other batters took their turns getting base hits and driving in runs.
South Tahoe fell short in game 1 to Yerington 5-4 on Thursday, but came back with a strong performance Saturday morning against Sparks winning 7-1. The win against Sparks put South Tahoe back up against Yerington again Saturday evening, where the team finished in front 8-7.
South Tahoe was down 7-6 going into the top of the seventh inning with the top of the order up to bat. Kevin Lehmann hit a double and stole third base, leaving the tying run in scoring position. Johnson drove in the tying run with a single the short stops head . Yerington pitched cautiously to Kasper again after he sent one over the fence earlier in the game. This allowed Johnson to advance to second and third on steals and eventually scoring the eventualy game-winning run.
The defense was able to hold them in the bottom of the seventh inning. The day ended with 2-1 records for both Yerington and South Tahoe have 2-1 records forcing the “if” game Sunday at 11 a.m.. In 103 degree heat, South Tahoe fell short to Yerington with a final score of 9-7.
The team was led by manager, Mark Lehmann and assistant coaches Sean Griffis and John Pfister.
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