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STHS competitive in 15-5 loss to Wooster

Jeremy Evans

The Wooster Colts weren’t expecting this type of South Tahoe softball to show up Tuesday in Reno.

The Vikings held multi-run leads in both the first and third innings before the Colts inserted their ace pitcher and eventually pulled out a 15-5 Sierra Division win.

South Tahoe led 2-0 in the first inning, only to see Wooster tie it at 2-2 in the bottom of the innings. Then the Vikings went up 5-2 in the third, and again the Colts tied in the bottom half of the inning.

Wooster had to bring its ace on the mound to shut down the Vikings’ offensive attack.

“They threw their No. 2 pitcher and we jumped on her and then they had to bring in their ace to shut us down,” said Whittell coach Rich Barna.

The Colts scored six runs in the fourth and four in the fifth to record the 10-run victory. But South Tahoe, helped by four players with multi-hit games, left the bases loaded on two different occassions.

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Charlotte Lee was a perfect 3 for 3 with a double, while Danielle Lowe, Jen Bigelow and Kelly Bartlett all went 2 for 3. Barlett pitched into the fourth inning and was lifted after taking a line drive off her pitching hand.

South Tahoe is scheduled to play its home opener against Dayton on May 4.

The Vikings’ JV defeated Wooster 8-2 in its home opener on Tuesday.

STHS golf finishes third at Genoa

Alex Yure fired a 78 to finish second overall and help lead the Vikings to a third-place finish in a Sierra Division match Tuesday at the Genoa Lakes Resort Course, formerly known as Sierra Nevada Golf Ranch.

South Tahoe finished with a team total of 432 strokes. Reno won the event (405) and Carson finished second (420). The Huskies’ Jared Becher won overall medalist honors by carding a 75.

The Vikings were followed by North Valleys (460), Douglas (476) and Wooster (538).

Kevin Fannan shot an 86, Tom Mooney an 88 and Brandon Bruzzese an 89 for South Tahoe, which stands alone in third place in the division standings going into its final tournament.

The Vikings play their final division event of the season on Monday at Genoa Lakes. North Valleys is currently in fourth place and Douglas is in fifth. Both are still capable of catching South Tahoe. The top four teams advance to the Northern 4A playoffs.

Whittell baseball drops game to Dayton

The Warriors committed nine errors, and their pitching combined to either hit or walk six batters, and Whittell lost 11-2 to Dayton in a nonleague game Tuesday at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

The Warriors (16-5) had only four hits. They play South Tahoe today at 3:30 p.m. at Todd Field. The game is the Vikings’ home opener.

STHS loses to Truckee

Nick Heng and Chris Diana each collected two hits as the Vikings lost 11-5 Tuesday in a nonleague game against Truckee in Truckee. South Tahoe (7-18) plays its first home game of the season today at 3:30 p.m. at Todd Field.

– Tribune Sports Editor Steve Yingling contributed to this story.