15 All-Stars sweep into finals
By Paul Andrew
Tribune staff writer
The South Tahoe Babe Ruth 15 All-Stars swept their three games this past weekend in Truckee to advance to the state tournament.
In Friday’s 9-4 win over Truckee, strong pitching keyed the local boys to their decisive victory. Max DeLallo pitched four strong innings, with Matt Stuck relieving in the fifth and Jordan Morgan closing out the Truckee team.
On Saturday, the All-Stars had to come from behind to beat North Valley in a nail-biter, 5-4. DeLallo and Morgan each recorded six strikeouts in a strong pitching performance. Gary Prescott scored the winning run in the fifth, as DeLallo closed out the valley boys.
Otto Trebotich led off Sunday’s 7-5 win over Lyon County with a triple and was quickly driven home by DeLallo. From there, the pitching trio of Trebotich, Morgan and DeLallo held off their opponents for the win. Gary Prescott was 2 for 4 with two singles to lead the South Tahoe All-Stars.
The team will face Fallon on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Governor’s Field in Carson City to open the state finals.
10-11 All-Stars end season with a split
As the last qualifier for the state qualifying tournament, the 10-11 All-Stars considered their games this past weekend a bonus.
In the quarterfinals on Friday, the local All-Stars, a No. 4 seed, upset top seeded Truckee 16-6. Kyante Wilson and Kyle Rossi were each 2 for 4 with two-run homers, while Connor McKeen contributed three runs.
Against Reno National in the semifinals on Saturday, the All-Stars went ahead 2-0 in the top of the second but saw the Reno boys tie the score in the bottom of the inning. Liam Loftis hit a solo home run in the third to give South Tahoe a 3-2 advantage.
From there, the combination of the heat, and power of Reno National took charge as the South Tahoe went down to defeat 13-3.
“This was a great team. I’m really proud of them,” said coach Harry Plummer. “They worked hard all year. I’ve enjoyed working with them.”