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South Tahoe drops Babe Ruth 14 Tournament opener

Ryan Buchan, Tribune intern

Zack Cory scored two of Carson City’s seven runs they earned in the first two innings to defeat South Tahoe 14-6 in the Babe Ruth 14-year-old State Tournament on Friday night at Todd Fields.

“We had a great start to the game and stuck with it,” said Carson City manager Chris Wolfe.

Carson City scored two more runs in the fourth due to balks by South Tahoe with a runner on third to go up 10-2.

Leo Trebotich put South Tahoe on the board in the third inning, scoring from third base on Austin Buyak’s sacrifice fly to right field.

In the fifth, Tahoe got two more runs after baserunners were able to advance on an overthrown pickoff attempts.

South Tahoe tallied two runs in the sixth to narrow Carson City’s lead to 10-6. Trebotich scored the inning’s first run when a grounder took a bad hop and flew over the shortstop’s head and sailed into left field. Buyak got another RBI, bringing in Tyler Weik, after beating out a throw from Carson City’s shortstop.

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“I am proud of the boys. They kept fighting” said South Tahoe manager Kevin Higgins. “We fell behind early, but we never gave up.”

Carson City added to its lead in the sixth, scoring four runs.

Logan Krupp scored first on a Andrew Hydesko double.

Hydesko crossed the plate one batter later when a line drive went into the outfield. Jeremy Vernond and Charlie Banfield got the final two runs in the inning before Cory was tagged out at the plate.

Banfield pitched the seventh and struck out one while retiring South Tahoe in order.

“Banfield did a great job and picked up his speed,” Wolfe said.

Carson City plays Saturday at 9 a.m. against Reno West.

“It is tough,” Wolfe said. “Everybody is driving back to Carson tonight, and they won’t get there until 11:30. Then we have to be back here at 7:30 for warm-ups. It is tough.”

South Tahoe starts plays at 6 p.m.