STHS softball team suffers no-hit double header losses
May 6, 2003
South Tahoe High’s softball season ended pretty much the way it began, as the Vikings suffered through two no-hitters, 14-0 and 16-0, in a doubleheader at Douglas on Saturday in games that were originally scheduled for home.
The games were moved off the hill due to inclement weather conditions. The Vikings have played just one game at home all season and the team found itself seriously lacking in practice time, as other teams without snow-covered fields got a much earlier start to the year.
“We had to celebrate our Senior Day down at Douglas,” said STHS manager Rich Barna. “They were pretty gracious about it. They were even helping us celebrate it with a public address system. They made it a point that our seniors got recognition and flowers, the whole nine yards.”
Douglas pitchers Kayla Dunn, Brittany Puzey and Katie Pagen kept the Vikings from finding any offense in the Sierra Division doubleheader, although South Tahoe’s defense was the best it’s been all season.
“In the first game we had one error and in the second game we had one error,” Barna said. “Defensively we were there, but we didn’t hit the ball.”
Douglas, in second place behind Wooster in Northern Nevada 4A league standings, had 18 hits in the first game and 20 in the second.
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“They are probably going to the state tournament,” Barna said.
The softball season has now ended for South Tahoe with a final overall record of 2-25.
The Vikings will be honored at an awards banquet May 16 at Lake Tahoe Community College’s cafeteria. Cost for the dinner is $11 per person.
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