South Tahoe softball tops Whittell in first game |

South Tahoe softball tops Whittell in first game

Provided to the TribuneVikings first base player Emily Gardner and Brittany Sanchez make a play while Whittell's Megan Miller runs for another base.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The South Tahoe Vikings softball team won the first of a two-game series by a score of 4-1 Tuesday when they faced off against the Whittell Warriors at Lampe Park.

Both teams will meet again Monday in Gardnerville, pending weather.

The starting pitcher for the Warriors Tuesday was Amanda Harris with four strikeouts.

Pitcher Mel Smith led the Vikings with 14 strikeouts and added four fielding outs at pitcher for the Vikings. Smith also scored after reaching base on a bunt.

Megan Miller was the sole scorer for the Warriors, reaching base on a walk.

In the third inning, the Vikings’ Emily Rives tied the game on a delayed steal to home. Freshman Rose Campion had one hit for an RBI in the fourth. Fellow freshman Brittany Harper scored by reaching base on a single.

Miller was relieved by Marissa Besson in the fourth for the Warriors. Miller had one strikeout and no runs scored.

Catcher Emily Harris had the second hit for the Warriors, a single, and caught a pop-up behind the plate in the fifth.

Whittell’s third baseman, Brianna Brewer, caught a pop fly and threw to Jessie Sayre at first for a double play to end the fifth inning.

Amanda Rives in left field caught a huge hit by Brianna Brewer in the sixth for an out.

Emily Gardner was solid at first for the Vikings. Emily Rives led South Tahoe batting, going two for two plus a walk.

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