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Warriors use four pitchers to subdue Muckers

Steve Yingling, Tribune sports editor

Whittell High used four different pitchers, including the season debut of senior Tyler Corey, in a 10-7 nonleague baseball victory over Virginia City on Tuesday at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

The game was originally scheduled for Virginia City, but the Muckers’ field wasn’t playable.

Chris Shapiro, Travis Purdy, Corey and Ian Jacobsen combined to allow one earned run. They were victimized by shaky defensive throughout the seven-inning game.

Joey Byne led the Warriors with two hits and Corey smacked a double.

The Warriors (6-1) open Northern Nevada 2A Division play against Lovelock Saturday at Lampe Park. The doubleheader begins at noon.

“I’m excited about going in and opening against Lovelock and West Wendover and hoping to be 3-1 or 4-0 after the next two weekends,” said Whittell manager Don Amaral.

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Erika Schimmel, Libby Bigelow and Erin Jamison combined for four extra-base hits, but the South Tahoe High softball team lost a nonleague game to Dayton 12-6 Tuesday in Dayton.

Schimmel pounded a triple and double while Bigelow and Jamison swatted doubles.

The Vikings stayed close to the Dust Devils until a game-deciding fifth inning that saw the hosts take a 12-4 lead.

“Once again we were plagued by errors that allowed Dayton to blow it open,” said Viking manager Rich Barna.

Viking pitcher Missy Lucero struck out five and walked four in 5 1/3 innings of work. Schimmel fanned two and walked one in relief.

STHS, 0-4 overall, meets nationally ranked Wooster in a Sierra Division doubleheader at 10 a.m. Saturday in Reno.

Fox doesn’t buckle in the wind

Whittell High knows who to count on when gale-force winds blow.

Parker Fox shot a 91 to finish fifth overall during a blustery 3A-2A tournament last Thursday at Dayton Valley Golf Club. Fox and Cody Harrington (99) were the only Warriors to break 100 on a day when the winds were constantly blowing 50 mph.

Gerald Reeves of Hawthorne topped all players with a 15-over-par 87.

The Warriors placed sixth out of 13 teams, finishing 30 strokes behind winner Truckee.

“The conditions were rough for everybody,” said Whittell coach Steve Maltase. “We weren’t a long ways out of contention. We just need a little better consistency out of our top guys.”

Other Whittell scores were Scott Lusby 100, Patrick Flanagan 105 and Michael Flanagan 117.

Next up for the Warriors is the Lakeridge tournament at 8 a.m. Thursday in Reno.

Fannan leads Viking JV

The Vikings’ junior varsity golf team traveled to Grass Valley on Tuesday for a nine-team tournament featuring California schools.

The team finished in the eighth spot at Alta Sierra Country Club in the tournament hosted by Nevada Union High School.

“We (finished) about like we expected,” said STHS golf coach Mike Patterson. “We played against all California schools and they start their sports about a month before we do. They are in midseason form, while we’ve only been playing for a couple of weeks.”

Kevin Fannan led the way for the Vikings with a 48, followed by Charlie Odlin (52), Tom Mooney (54), Brandon Burzzese (57) and Dillon Yuzbick (58).

“We didn’t have a sixth score to throw out,” Patterson said. “Fannan’s 48 was pretty good on a tough course he’s never seen before.”

The varsity golf team begins league play today at Sierra Sage in Stead, Nev.

— Tribune sportswriter Chad Sellmer also contributed to this story.