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Miners make betters use of hits than Vikings

South Tahoe High outhit Bishop Manogue 14-13 under sunny skies in a home-opening doubleheader Saturday, but the Miners left Tdd Fields with both Sierra League baseball victories.

Sean-Luke Brija scattered eight Vikings’ hits in a 14-1 five-inning win in the opener, and Sean Deweese and Kevin Berry limited the South Tahoe attack to six hits in a 5-0 victory in game two.

STHS first-game starter Ricky Braun blanked the Miners for three innings in the opener, but the visitors capitalized on a slew of free passes and errors to score eight times in the fourth and six runs in the fifth.

Sophomore Jake Braun accounted for the Vikings’ lone run with a long home run to left-center field. Ricky Braun led the Vikings with two hits, and Tanner Braun belted a double.

In the second game, Justin Boman delivered the only run the Miners needed with a solo homer off Max DeLallo in the second frame. Manogue added only five more hits off DeLallo, who struck out seven.

South Tahoe’s best scoring chance came in the fourth inning when the Vikings loaded the bases with two outs. But Berry came on in relief and escaped the inning when Ricky Braun’s line drive was caught by the shortstop.

Connor Casey led the Vikings’ offense in game two with two hits. DeLallo, Rigel Garman, Rylan Tepper and Jake Braun added hits.

The Vikings (0-14 in league and 6-18 overall) conclude the three-game series on Monday at Todd Fields. First pitch is at 3:45 p.m.

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