Lady Vikings score 38 runs in doubleheader |

Lady Vikings score 38 runs in doubleheader

Tribune staff report

CARSON CITY, Nev. – In the first game of a doubleheader against North Tahoe, the Viking softball team erupted for 15 runs to the Lakers’ three.

Emily Gardner was the winning pitcher, throwing three innings and leading the Vikings offensively with a two-run home run in the first and two singles for five RBIs. Sid Loomis and Bailey David also hit triples in the first inning.

Brittany Sanchez showed patience at the plate, walking all four at-bats and crossing the plate three times. Jessica Robberson pitched in the fourth and fifth innings for four strikeouts.

The Vikings scored 10 runs off of six hits in the first and never looked back finishing with 15 runs on eight hits.

In the second game, South Tahoe was even more productive at the plate, beating the Lakers 23-12.

Sam Durham faced eight batters pitching, while Hannah Neiger threw to 18 with three strikeouts. Gardner finished the game, facing nine batters and throwing two strikeouts.

Sanchez showed the same patience at the plate from the first game walking twice and added three hits, scoring all five times. David had a single, double and triple for four RBIs. Sophomore catcher Kaila Griffis hit her second home run of the season and Isabella Castillo hit a hard grounder to left field for a home run. Neiger hit three singles for two RBIs and third baseman Loomis had two singles for two RBIs.

Vikings had 23 runs off 23 hits with 19 RBIs.

The Vikings will be in non-league action on Friday against Dayton and again on Saturday facing Fallon and Fernley in Fallon.

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