Vikings fall in rainy game to Wolverines
TRUCKEE – Wednesday was a rough day in Truckee for the South Tahoe softball team.
Playing through bouts of rain, which at one point caused a 25-minute delay, the Vikings lost two players to injury before their coaches called the game with the Wolverines leading 10-1 with no outs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
By that time Truckee hitters had caught up with hard-throwing South Tahoe ace Mel Smith, forcing a pitching change.
Smith, who moved to the outfield, then slipped on the wet grass and hit her head while going after a drive off the bat of Claire DePew, who rounded the bases for an inside-the-park home run. The coaches called the game after Smith went down.
Earlier in the contest, South Tahoe catcher Sid Loomis was struck in the hand by a foul tip and had to leave.
The teams were tied at 1-all entering the fifth.
South Tahoe fell to 4-1 in Mount Rose League play with the loss as Truckee improved to 4-2 in league.
The Vikings will get a shot at revenge when they host a doubleheader against the Wolverines on Friday at 2 and 4 p.m.