Stephen Yarrow belts two homers to take over Dons’ lead |

Stephen Yarrow belts two homers to take over Dons’ lead

Steve Yingling, Tribune sports editor

By Steve Yingling

Stephen Yarrow took over the University San Francisco baseball team’s home-run lead last Saturday.

The former South Tahoe High baseball player homered in both games of a doubleheader split with Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles and now has six for the season.

Yarrow was 3 for 4 with five RBI and two runs scored, leading the Dons to their only win, 9-6, in a three-game series with LMU. He hit a solo homer in the second game, a 9-4 defeat.

On Tuesday, Yarrow went 1 for 4 with two RBI and two runs scored in the Dons’ 12-7 win at Sacramento State.

Recommended Stories For You

Going into a weekend series with Santa Clara, Yarrow was hitting .270 and tied for team lead with 25 RBI. He is fifth in the West Coast Conference in home runs.

Games against Santa Clara are at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Pack rests Tinlin

Daniel Tinlin, the Nevada Wolf Pack’s junior closer, didn’t pitch Friday for the second straight day in a Western Athletic Conference series with New Mexico State in Reno.

The Aggies won 9-6 to pull within a half game of the first-place Pack (6-3).

Tinlin, a STHS grad, recorded the final two outs last Saturday in a 10-5 victory over Hawaii. Tinlin leads the Pack staff in earned run average (2.28) and saves (four).

Amaral, Schlange finish up at Coker

Former Whittell High baseball coach Don Amaral and former South Lake Tahoe resident Kevin Schlange concluded their seasons at Coker College in Hartsville, S.C.

Amaral is a first-year assistant coach for the Cobras, while Schlange, a Carson High graduate, played shortstop. Schlange hit .293 with two homers and 19 RBI for the Cobras, who finished 17-25 overall.