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Viking pitchers shut down North Tahoe

Staff report

Kyle Jones and Daniel Tinlin combined on a seven-hitter and Nick Heng belted a two-run homer as South Tahoe High defeated North Tahoe 8-3 in a nonleague baseball game Tuesday at Governor’s Field in Carson City.

Jones scattered seven hits in five innings and gave way to Tinlin, who walked his first hitter and then retired the Lakers in order to get the save. Tinlin was especially overpowering in the seventh, according to coach Matt Tillson.

“He threw at least 85 mph, if not the upper 80s on his last pitch. That ball popped,” Tillson said.

Heng highlighted a four-run first inning with a two-run homer. Buck Pershing’s single scored Steven Yarrow, who walked, and Jamie Moore knocked in Randy Henson with a single.

North Tahoe blanked the Vikings until the fifth, when Heng started a three-run rally with a single. Yarrow tripled home Heng and Henson’s fielder’s choice scored Yarrow. Pershing stole second base and came home when the left fielder dropped Moore’s fly ball.

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“We’re beating the teams we should beat. It’s when we go against the bigger team we seem to roll up into a ball,” Tillson said.

Pershing led the Vikings with three hits, two stolen bases and two runs. Heng was 2 for 4 with two runs.

STHS (5-14) will play at Carson on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

North Valleys overcomes Viking softball team

Halfway through their Sierra Division softball game with North Valleys on Tuesday, the South Tahoe High Vikings looked like a team capable of pulling off an upset.

The Vikings jumped out to a surprising 1-0 lead after two innings and only trailed 2-1 after three innings, but North Valleys used some fielding gaffes to pull away for a 11-1 victory in Reno.

Danielle Lowe got the Vikings off to a fast start, singling and coming around to score when North Valleys misplayed Cassy Smith’s well-executed bunt. Smith went to third base on the overthrow of first with no one out, but the Vikings couldn’t get her home.

Kelly Bartlett blanked the Panthers for two innings before they pushed across two runs in the third. North Valleys erupted for seven runs in the fourth to break it open.

“The score doesn’t represent how well Kelly was pitching, because we couldn’t mount any defense behind her,” said STHS coach Rich Barna.

North Valleys edged the Vikings 8-7 in a time-limit-shortened junior varsity game.

STHS plays at Carson at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

STHS golfers finish third at Washoe Valley

South Tahoe High’s golf team solidified its postseason chances on Tuesday at Washoe Valley Golf Course in Reno.

The Vikings finished third out of six teams to move into third place in the Sierra Division standings. The top four teams advance to the regional tournament

After finishing fifth in the tournament opener, the Vikings have made progress each time out.

Reno won the event by 16 strokes. Team scores were Reno 406, Carson 422, STHS 444, Douglas 452, North Valleys 469 and Wooster 522.

Reno Jarod Becher with a 1-under 71 was the only player under par and to shoot in the 70s.

Kevin Fannan and Teddy Kosciolek topped the Vikings with 85s. The remainder of the Vikings weren’t far off that pace as Brandon Bruzzese shot 90, Alex Yure 92, Tom Mooney 92 and Nick Stewart 96.

“We’re hoping to get (our team score) down in the 430s and we’re getting better,” said STHS coach Mike Patterson.

South Tahoe will be challenged next Tuesday at Rosewood Lakes since several players will be missing while the school is on spring break.

The final Sierra Division tournament is scheduled May 3 at either Lake Tahoe Golf Course or Sierra Nevada.