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STHS loses magic

Charles Whisnand

CARSON CITY – After an embarrassing week in which the Carson High baseball team was routed by McQueen on Tuesday and then suffered its first ever loss to South Tahoe on Thursday, the Senators rebounded on Saturday.

The Senators restored order by sweeping the Vikings at Ron McNutt Field, winning the opener 15-4 and the nightcap 12-0. Carson banged out 16 hits in the first game and 27 hits in the doubleheader while receiving strong outings on the mound from Jack Jacquet and Kyle Mandoki. Logan Parsley was among the leading hitters with six hits in the doubleheader.

“They came out a little more inspired,” said first-year South Tahoe coach Matt Tillson. “We didn’t match their intensity at all. That was a big part of it.”

South Tahoe (6-14 overall, 1-11 Sierra Division) beat Carson 6-1 on Thursday, but the Senators came out with a different mindset on Saturday.

Jacquet didn’t allow a hit going into the fifth inning and ended up allowing three earned runs while striking out seven through six innings in his complete game effort. Carson jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first when Kevin Schlange and Parsley each singled. Adam Anderson then hit an RBI double and Murph Gardner followed with a two-run single.

Carson (19-4, 8-1) broke the game open with six runs in the second to take a 9-0 lead. Jeremiah Teeter and Royal Good both singled, Parsley, Anderson and Gardner all had RBI singles and Derek Shoaf hit an RBI sacrifice fly during the rally.

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The Senators made it 10-0 in the third when Brooks Greenlee singled and scored on Teeter’s single. South Tahoe, which scored one run in the fifth to extend the game, was led by Stephen Yarrow, who went 2 for 3.

“It was imperative that we swept and it was imperative that we came out and swept the way we did,” said first-year Carson coach Steve Cook.

In the nightcap, Mandoki took a no-hitter into the sixth and settled for a two-hit shutout before the game ended due to the 10-run rule. The Vikings’ David Schue broke up the no-hitter with his single in the sixth, then Ian Rice added another single later in the inning.

Carson again jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, with Parsley’s two-run double the big blow in the rally. The Senators took a 7-0 lead in the second on the strength of Good’s two-run home run and Parsley’s RBI triple.

Schlange’s RBI single made it 8-0 in the third. Carson scored four runs in the sixth to take a 12-0 lead on the strength of Gardner’s two-run double and Costella’s RBI single.

Cook said his team had “the drive and enthusiasm to be there that wasn’t there” in the team’s previous two losses.

“This is the team that I and the coaches saw the first 19 games of the year,” Cook said. “We came out in the right frame of mind. We came out and played the way we could. We played well. We were excited to be at the ballpark again.”

South Tahoe plays 3A Dayton on Tuesday in Dayton, then plays a Sierra Division game on Thursday in Reno against North Valleys.

Carson sweeps South Tahoe JVs

The Carson junior varsity baseball team swept South Tahoe, winning the opener 7-6 and the nightcap 12-2 in five innings.

Tahoe Daily Tribune sportswriter Jeremy Evans contributed to this report.