South Tahoe softball sweeps North Tahoe |

South Tahoe softball sweeps North Tahoe

Staff reports

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Vikings softball won both games in a double-header against the North Tahoe Lakers Wednesday at Centennial Field in Carson City.

The Vikings won the first game 20-0.

Up first for the Vikings, Brittany Sanchez and Mel Sabac were walked. Bailey David hit a single scoring Sanchez. Brittany Harper reached base after being hit by a pitch and Mel Smith hit a pop up for an in-field fly, scoring Mel Sabac.

The Vikings scored 4 in the first inning.

Starting pitcher Maddy Brubaker faced the first of three batters for the Lakers who all flied out.

Five Vikings were walked in the second inning, and Sid Loomis and Mel Smith drove in two runs apiece while David, Sabac and Sam Durham hit single RBIs. The Vikings had a total of eight hits in the second inning scoring, 11 runs.

Brubaker walked one Laker and struck out another to retire the second inning.

Emily Rives and Emily Gardner drove in two runs in the third, while Brittany Harper scored after reaching base on a single.

Brubaker had two outs including a strike out in the fourth inning, when Mariah Meagher was brought in to finish the game. Vikings scored three in the fourth inning.

Meagher pitched to four Lakers in the fourth with two base hits and a strikeout. Loomis threw out the Laker’s Tara Turpon trying to steal second.

Two Vikings scored in the fifth inning after five base hits. Meagher finished the game facing give batters in the fifth. The game was called due to runs.

In the second game, which the Vikings one 22-8, Sanchez lead off as batter for the Vikings, hit a single and scored on an RBI from Kaila Griffis.

Starting pitcher Smith struck out the side. Smith and Rose Campion reached base on singles in the second, while Rives drove in Smith and scored when David hit a double for two RBIs.

The Lakers facing Smith were struck out in the second inning.

Loomis was walked, stole two bases and scored when Campion hit a single. Meagher hit a double to score Campion. Sabac was the third Viking to cross the plate after being walked.

In the bottom of third, Kaila Norris hit to center and Smith retired the side.

In the fourth Loomis hit a double to score Griffis and David.

South Tahoe scored seven runs in the fourth. Durham relieved Smith in the fourth and faced 11 batters, six scored.

Back to back doubles by Loomis and Campion started off the fifth, with Brittany Harper also hitting a double. Amanda Rives, Sanchez, Emily Rives all hit singles for the Vikings. Kaila Griffis hit a home run to center to score Emily Rives. Durham returned to the rubber facing eight with a strikeout to close the game. The game was called due to run rule.쇓

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