Vikings split against Lakers |

Vikings split against Lakers

Tribune staff report

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The South Tahoe baseball team split a pair of Mount Rose League games against North Tahoe in Carson City on Saturday, winning 7-2 before dropping the second game 8-3.

In the first game, South Tahoe jumped on Colin Spencer for six runs in the first inning. Spencer settled in to pitch a scoreless second through fifth innings as the Vikings added one more run in the sixth.

In six innings, the Vikings’ seven earned runs on seven hits and seven walks while being fanned 12 times. South Tahoe’s Colton Marchesseault, allowed just two runs (one earned) in 6 2/3 innings and also recorded 12 strikeouts. The Lakers managed nine hits, with Brendon Arnold going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Things would be different in the second game though, as Arnold pitched the Lakers to a win in Game 2. The Vikings managed only two runs on five hits and five walks while striking out 13 times in a complete-game, seven-inning effort by Arnold.

The Lakers scored two runs in the top of the first inning and then knocked South Tahoe starter Dominic Diana from the game with a three-run third that gave them a 5-3 lead. They scored two in the fourth and one in the fifth off of relievers Jones Grant and Skylar Sheldon to help secure the victory. South Tahoe scored all three runs in the first two innings.

North Tahoe had 11 hits, led by Shane Christian’s 3-for-3 game. Alex Tyler had two hits and an RBI, while Spencer had a double and RBI, and Arnold had a hit and RBI.

South Tahoe is in action again on Friday at Dayton. They will travel to Fallon on Saturday to face the Greenwave and Fernley High.

– The Sierra Sun contributed to this report.

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