Vikings outscore Highlanders 32-12 in league doubleheader |

Vikings outscore Highlanders 32-12 in league doubleheader

Staff report

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. – The Incline baseball team dropped both ends of a Mount Rose League doubleheader against South Tahoe this past Saturday by scores of 13-5 and 19-7.

The Highlanders, who also lost to Fernley, 9-6, in a nonleague game last Wednesday, are now 0-6 in league and 6-10 overall. All six league games have been against the Mount Rose League’s 3A teams, however.

In Game 1 against South Tahoe, the Vikings used a couple of big innings to put the Highlanders away, as they scored six runs in the bottom of the second and another four in the fourth to take an 11-5 lead. They added a run in the fifth and another in the sixth to reach the final score.

Incline managed six hits in the game. Chip Bouchard went 2 for 3 with a home run, double and three RBI, while Patrick Murray was 3 for 3 with an RBI and Patrick Howe 1 for 4. Bouchard and Murray each stole a base.

South Tahoe, meanwhile, had only five hits in the game while drawing nine walks.

Game 2 did not go well from the start for the Highlanders, as South Tahoe scored 11 runs in the first inning to blow it open. Incline battled back with three runs in the third and four more in the fourth. But the Vikings came right back with a seven-run bottom of the fourth to end the contest on the 10-run rule.

Incline had seven hits in the game to South Tahoe’s 14. Cam Powell led the way, going 2 for 2 with a double and RBI, while Steven Scheid, Murray and Howe each added a hit and RBI. Bouchard contributed a double and Rob Rubsamen a single.

Cody Higgins led the Vikings with five RBI on a couple of doubles.

In the loss to Fernley last week, Powell went 3 for 4 with three RBI, Bouchard was 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBI, and Howe was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Cody Feliciano, Murray and Andrew Carlson each added a hit.

UP NEXT: The Highlanders were scheduled to play Whittell in a league game on Wednesday, which ended late. They face Whittell in a doubleheader on Saturday, April 16, at Governor’s Field in Carson City. Incline then faces North Tahoe for a three-game league series April 20 and 23.

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