Carson beats STHS softball team 11-0 |

Carson beats STHS softball team 11-0

Chad Sellmer, Tribune staff writer

Playing home games on the road is nothing new to spring sport teams in Tahoe, but with yet another rescheduled home opener, players on the South Tahoe High softball team have to be wondering if they’ll ever get to play a game on the hill.

The Vikings’ ‘home opener’, originally set for Tuesday, was played Wednesday in Carson, where the Senators defeated South Tahoe 11-0. This was the sixth home opener for South Tahoe that was either rescheduled or canceled outright. Another is set for this afternoon at the high school field, beginning at 3:30 p.m. against North Valleys.

“This is the first season we have not been able to get all our home games in (in the past four years),” STHS manager Rich Barna said. “Because we’re a Tahoe team we are used to traveling, so that’s not an issue for us, but it’s always nice to play on your home field.”

The Vikings only had one base hit against the Senators, coming off Libby Bigelow’s bat. Erika Schimmel pitched for South Tahoe.

Carson got off to a good start with two runs in the first inning and four in the second. The Vikings’ defense held Carson scoreless through the third and fourth before giving up five runs in the fifth to end the game on the 10-run rule.

As a consolation, Bigelow and teammate Hollee Eckenrode were given flowers by the Carson team in honor of Senior Day.

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“We played a fairly good game,” Barna said. “The pitching was there, but the hitting wasn’t.”

Barna believes that the Vikings, now 0-22 on the season, have a chance to pick up a win this week, as the team faces North Valleys today and Hug in a doubleheader on Friday.

“If we play like we did tonight, we have a good shot at getting a win,” Barna said.