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Warriors run out of pitching against Lakers

Steve Yingling, Tribune sports editor

Whittell High manager Don Amaral took the blame for the Warriors’ first defeat of the season on Thursday.

“We just ran out of pitching, and that’s my fault for scheduling six games in six days,” said Amaral following a 15-3 nonleague defeat to North Tahoe at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

Whittell jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on Chris Pavich’s two-run double.

WHS pitcher Travis Purdy blanked the Lakers for the first two innings but surrendered two unearned runs in the third. Purdy’s pitching line read four hits and two unearned runs in three innings.

The Warriors kept the score tied through four innings, but North Tahoe exploded for 13 runs over the final three frames against Whittell’s fifth and sixth pitchers.

Whittell (5-1) plays host to Coleville in a doubleheader at noon Saturday in Gardnerville.

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“We’re getting better and that’s the name of the game,” Amaral said.