11 All-Stars go on hitting spree to conclude tourney
For a team that started the Nevada Little League District I All-Star Tournament without a hit, South Tahoe closed it by spraying balls all over South Valley Sports Complex in Reno.
South Tahoe banged out 15 hits in a 14-4 triumph over Truckee last Saturday.
Nick Pillsbury led the attack with three hits and Wade Norberg, Moriah Lane, Alex Vogt and Justin Dalton socked two hits. One of Norberg’s hits cleared the fence. Julian Washalefsky and Connor Ferris collected a double and Dillon McKeen and Connor Yingling each had a single.
Vogt pitched a complete-game two-hitter and thrived from the defensive support he received behind him. Lane had nine putouts at second base, including two line drive smashes into her glove, while shortstop Pillsbury had four.
South Tahoe manager Steve Kolesnik praised his all-stars for the way they continued to play despite falling behind early in each of their three defeats.
“This is by far the best team I have ever coached in terms of attitude, desire and heart,” Kolesnik said. “They played as if they had been together for years and never got down or discouraged, even after starting 0-3.
“They proved to themselves and a lot of spectators that Little League baseball is a game and is fun, win or lose. They represent our league and our community with class and a lot of ball players (and coaches) could learn something from them.”
South Tahoe missed qualifying for the elimination round by three runs allowed in a tiebreaker formula.