Renegades advance to quarterfinals |

Renegades advance to quarterfinals

Steve Yingling

A 19-4 trouncing of Reno American East on Saturday propelled the South Tahoe Renegades into the Little League all-star tournament quarterfinals in Gardnerville.

South Tahoe (2-2), a third seed from its pool, will play second-seeded Washoe in a single-elimination game Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Aspen Park.

Gaige Perez, Hirshal Sukha and Tommy Cefalu collectively held the Reno American East bats in check. Cefalu struck out the side in his inning of work.

Colin Buchholz and Paul Hoefer led the offense by each going 3 for 4. Buchholz had a triple and double, while Hoefer socked a double.

“Everybody in the lineup hit,” said Renegades’ skipper Joby Cefalu. “It was a very strong performance offensively and defensively.”

South Tahoe concluded pool play with a 9-2 defeat to Carson Valley. Carson Valley scored seven runs in the first inning.

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Reliever Nathan Milici struck out five Carson Valley hitters during his three-inning stint on the mound.

On Friday, Reno Continental rallied from a 9-6 deficit to beat the Renegades 17-9. Ty Hutton led off the game with an inside-the-park homer.

Cefalu was pleased with the pitching of Garret Harley and Hoefer.

The South Tahoe Hooligan All-Stars are also playing at Aspen Park.

South Tahoe lost to Reno American East 13-3 on Sunday. Earlier the Hooligans dropped games to Carson Valley and Reno Continental.

South Tahoe will wind up pool play against Carson National tonight. Game time is 8 p.m.