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Gosh hits for cycle in WHS’s trampling of North Tahoe

Steve Yingling

North Tahoe players had to be muttering “Gosh darn it” under their breath by the end of its nonleague game with Whittell High on Thursday in Gardnerville.

Whittell’s Ryan Gosh hit for the cycle and drove in six runs as Whittell hammered North Tahoe 20-13 at Lampe Park.

Gosh went 4 for 5, including a three-run homer, and scored two runs.

But Gosh only accounted for four of Whittell’s 23 hits. Jeff Young was 5 for 5, Chris Shapiro 4 for 5, Tommy Esquivel 3 for 4 and Brian Peate 2 for 5.

As rare as Gosh’s feat was, Whittell had an even more unusual offensive statistic. Cody Harrington was 1 for 1 with three sacrifice flies.

“That has to be a high school record,” said Whittell coach Don Amaral.

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Following an 11-1 defeat at Carson on Tuesday, Amaral tinkered with his hitting order for the Lakers. Gosh moved from his customary leadoff spot to No. 3 in the order and Jeff Young took his spot leading off.

Whittell started with a bang, stringing together five straight hits in the first to score four runs and topped that with six consecutive hits in a six-run second inning.

As well as the Warriors were doing offensively, it wasn’t enough to shake the Lakers early. North Tahoe scored seven times in the fourth to tie the score at 11. Seven walks helped the Lakers’ rally.

However, Harrington came in to shut down the Lakers, allowing two runs in 3 2/3 innings to notch his first varsity victory.

Whittell, 8-4 overall, travels to White Pine for a doubleheader on Saturday.

“That will be a good barometer of what to expect at the state tournament,” said Amaral, pointing out that White Pine currently leads the Southern Division.

Ryan Gosh hit for cycle … 542-3139 ….

Whittell won 20-13 over North Tahoe …