Viking baseball beats Warriors |

Viking baseball beats Warriors

Provided to the TribuneSouth Tahoe senior Jamie Yelles delivers a pitch on Monday versus Whittell.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The South Tahoe Vikings baseball team won its Mount Rose League season opener 9-0 over the Whittell Warriors on Monday at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

Both teams were playing their first league game after getting rained out the past two weekends.

South Tahoe got a strong performance from senior starting pitcher Jamie Yelles. Yelles threw five shutout innings while striking out four and yielding just three base hits. Junior Colton Marchesseault relieved Yelles for the final two innings and did not surrender a hit.

Whittell’s most serious threat came in the sixth inning, but was stymied by a triple play. With the bases loaded and nobody out, senior Julian Washalefsky lined a shot into right field. South Tahoe senior Andrew Contaxis made a running shoestring catch for the first out, then fired the ball to first baseman Cody Higgins for the second out, who then threw to shortstop Derek Clelan covering second base to complete the triple play.

The South Tahoe offense was led by sophomore Cody Higgins, who went 2-4 with a double and 3 RBI. Andrew Contaxis and junior Jake Braun each smacked a triple for the Vikings.

Whittell seniors Alex Potnick and Alex Vogt both doubled for the Warriors.

Up next for the Vikings is a double header against North Tahoe at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Carson City.

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