STHS softball team loses but also wins |

STHS softball team loses but also wins

Tribune staff report

The South Tahoe softball team lost its long-awaited season opener against North Valley Thursday afternoon by a score of 12-1, but the team also picked up its first two wins of the season without donning a glove or a batting helmet.

“People were congratulating me today on getting our first two wins,” STHS manager Rich Barna joked of the news that Hug had forfeited a scheduled Friday double header. The Hawks have reportedly struggled to keep a team together this year amidst disciplinary problems.

In the North Valley game, Erika Schimmel got the lone run for the Vikings.

“We gave up seven runs in the first inning,” Barna said.

Libby Bigelow was the starting pitcher, and Schimmel was the reliever, coming into the game in the third inning. The game was called in the fifth inning on the 10-run rule.

Missy Lucero hit a double for the Vikings, while Kylie and Molly Novasel each had a single.

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Following the Hug forfeit, the Vikings’ record now stands at 2-23 on the regular season, which wraps up at home with a Saturday double header against Douglas beginning at 1 p.m.

“We’re going to do everything we can to get it in on Saturday because it’s the end of the regular season,” Barna said. “If we make it up, it will have to be on Monday no matter what because on Tuesday the playoffs start.”