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South Tahoe pounds Truckee 21-5

Steve Yingling, Tribune sports editor

Truckee’s pitchers likely won’t want to face South Tahoe High’s lineup again.

The Vikings banged out 20 hits Tuesday en route to a 21-5 nonleague baseball victory over the Wolverines in Truckee.

South Tahoe opened the season with an 11-4 victory over Truckee.

The Vikings erupted for 13 runs in the first inning to bury Truckee and closed out the win in five innings.

“They really came out focused today and took care of business,” said STHS coach Matt Tillson.

South Tahoe junior Max DeLallo smacked three extra-base hits, including a homer, and finished with six RBI. DeLallo also stroked a pair of doubles and scored three runs.

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“Last year, he was trying to pull everything. He’s finally bought into going to right field. He realizes how successful he can be going to the opposite field,” Tillson said.

Gary Prescott is rounding into form after missing the early part of the season with an elbow injury. He was 3 for 4 with three RBI and three runs scored.

The Vikings delivered from the top to the bottom of their lineup. Derek Holmgren was 2 for 3, including a double, three runs scored and an RBI; Matt Marsh was 2 for 3 with two runs scored; Chris Ewing hit a double and single and knocked in two runs; Tanner Braun was 2 for 3, including a double, with two runs scored and an RBI; Ricky Braun finished 2 for 4 with an RBI and run scored; Otto Trebotich went 1 for 3 with two runs scored; Kyle DiGrande was 1 for 2, with an RBI and two runs scored; and Christian Winslow doubled.

Jamie Yelles, a sophomore pitcher, worked three innings to earn his first varsity victory. Yelles allowed one unearned run before giving way to Notanee Vasquez, who pitched the final two innings.

The Vikings (5-6 overall) will try to carry their momentum into a three-game Sierra Division series with Bishop Manogue. The first game is at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Reno.

“Our guys are ready for Manogue. It’s a huge series. They are all big, especially now that we’re starting to come together as a team,” Tillson said.