Vikings battle Douglas to end
May 5, 2003
South Tahoe High didn’t look like a winless Sierra Division in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday.
After being roughed up 15-1 and 17-0 in the opening two games of a season-ending three-game set with Douglas, the Vikings responded with a near upset of the playoff-bound Tigers in Minden.
Peter Maes pitched a complete game and homered and doubled as the Vikings lost 5-4. He allowed nine hits in six innings.
“It was our last game and we just wanted to get at least one win from league,” said Viking third baseman Bryan Engler. “Coach (Doug Russell) also said to us not to feel like we did everything we could (in game one).”
South Tahoe led 3-2 until Douglas took the lead for good with three runs in the fifth inning. The Vikings scored once in the sixth but couldn’t push across the tying run.
“It was really fun, but we can do even better than that,” said STHS second baseman Noah Matteucci.
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Russell was not available for comment on Sunday as he was attending an all-league selection meeting.
Austin Graham of Douglas homered and pitched a three-hit shutout in the opener. A.J. Russo, Marcus McKinnon and Engler accounted for the Viking hits.
The Vikings finished league play 0-15 while Douglas concluded league action with the division’s third-best record at 8-7. The Tigers open the league playoffs against Galena at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Carson High.
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