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Wolf Pack spells relief T-i-n-l-i-n

Steve Yingling, Tribune sports editor

Any role that the Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team has put junior Daniel Tinlin in this spring has resulted in success.

The Pack put their closer in an expanded role Thursday against Hawaii, and the South Tahoe High graduate responded with four shutout innings in the Pack’s 14-12 victory in 12 innings.

Nevada scored the decisive runs on Travis Simas’ walk-off home run.

Tinlin, who has pitched between an inning or two in most appearances, allowed two hits while striking out three and walking one in beating the Rainbows.

The performance helped the Pack take over the Western Athletic Conference lead with a 4-1 record. Hawaii dropped to 3-2.

Last weekend, Tinlin saved two games as the Pack took three of four games against Louisiana Tech. He allowed one hit in 1 2/3 innings of relief in the Pack’s 8-5 victory on April 3 and tossed a scoreless inning in Nevada’s 4-1 victory last Saturday.

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In 12 appearances for the Pack, Tinlin has a 2-0 record, a team-low 2.35 earned run average and four saves.

Nevada (15-16 overall) and Hawaii played game two of their four-game series on Friday night. The series wraps up with a Saturday afternoon doubleheader. Game times are 1 and 4 p.m.

Yarrow helps Dons improve in WCC play

Stephen Yarrow and the University of San Francisco baseball team enjoyed some West Coast Conference success last weekend by taking two of three games from St. Mary’s.

Yarrow, a sophomore from South Lake Tahoe, stroked a double that scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning Sunday in a game that the Dons eventually won in 10 innings, 7-6.

In the final two games of the series, both Dons’ victories, Yarrow was 4 for 9.

Yarrow also doubled in a run Tuesday in a 7-1 victory against the Pacific Tigers.

The Dons (15-19 overall, 3-4 in WCC) dropped the opener of a three-game series with Loyola Marymount 12-3 Thursday.

The teams conclude the series with a doubleheader Saturday. Yarrow is hitting .254 with four homers, four doubles and 17 RBI.

Rice fifth at Cal Poly meet

Ian Rice, a former 400-meter runner for South Tahoe High, placed fifth in the javelin throw last Saturday at the Cal Poly Invitational in San Luis Obispo.

Rice’s best throw of 177 feet, 10.25 inches was first among Cal Poly entrants and among the top third of the 14-competitor field.

Lowe scores in wins against Chaminade

Former South Tahoe softball player Danielle Lowe scored a run in Sonoma State’s 6-1 trouncing of Chaminade on Tuesday.

She also scored a run against Chaminade last Saturday in an 8-0 victory.

The pinch-runner has now scored nine runs for the Seawolves, who are 27-19 overall.