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Vikings shut out Warriors

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – In the second game in a two-part series, the South Tahoe Vikings softball team beat Whittell Warriors 5-0 at Lampe Park.

Vikings’ senior pitcher Melissa Smith struck out three Warriors in a row during with bases loaded in the sixth inning. She and ended the game with 14 strike outs, two base on balls with only two hits against the Vikings. She also went two for three batting with a single and a double and one RBI.

For the Warriors, pitcher Marissa Besson stayed the entire game and struck out nine girls. She gave up three runs in the first inning, one run in the second inning, and one run in the forth inning.



Vikings’ sophomore catcher Sid Loomis threw out at second the only attempted steal for the Warriors and went two for three batting, with a double and single and two RBIs.

The Warriors’ highlighted defensive play came from Arianna Miller when she caught a fly ball and created a double play at second base.



In the fifth inning, Warrior Megan Miller caught a ball in center field hit by South Tahoe. During the game the Warriors gave up five runs on seven hits with two errors. The Warriors had three base hits: Rachel Laub, Brianna Brewer and Emily Harris.

For the Vikings, Sam Durham went one for three with a huge triple to left field.

Freshman Kaila Griffis went one for two with a single and one RBI. Emily Gardner had a single base hit. Brittany Sanchez went one for three with a single and turned a double play in the fifth inning. Bailey David had a single in the second inning with one RBI.


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