All-Stars trounce Fallon
Fallon did little to slow down the streaking South Tahoe 15 Babe All-Stars on Saturday in Carson City.
Max DeLallo pitched five shutout innings and went 3 for 3 to lead South Tahoe to a 12-2 five-inning state tournament victory over Fallon at Governor’s Field.
The win, South Tahoe’s fourth in four all-star games, advanced the club to a winners’ bracket game late Sunday night.
DeLallo allowed three hits on the mound and delivered just as many in the batter’s box, including a ground-rule double. He also scored three runs. DeLallo picked up his fourth all-star win and hasn’t given up a run in 14 1/3 innings.
South Tahoe had many offensive contributors as Matt Marsh went 2 for 3 with a double and three runs scored, Gary Prescott doubled and scored twice and Otto Trebotich belted a double that bounced over the right-center-field wall. Tanner Braun, Jonathan Weldy, Jordan Morgan and Garret Tinlin also collected hits for South Tahoe and Ricky Braun walked twice and scored two times.
Meanwhile, South Tahoe’s 14 Babe Ruth All-Stars split two high-scoring state tournament games Saturday, beating Fallon 15-12 before losing to Carson City 14-13.
They were scheduled to play North Valleys or Fallon on Sunday night.
13 All-Stars ousted
South Tahoe’s stay in the Nevada 13-Year-Old State Babe Ruth Tournament waas short, but it wasn’t from a lack of pitching and competitiveness.
Carson shut out South Tahoe on five hits, 9-0, on Saturday, then South Reno eliminated South Tahoe 6-4 on Sunday.
Timely hits were missing against Carson as South Tahoe left eight runners on base. In the loss to South Reno, pitcher Kyle English kept South Tahoe’s bats relatively quiet while pitching into the final inning.
Carson took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Carter Nuckolls’ sacrifice fly. Cody Scarlett singled in two more runs in the second inning for a 3-0 lead. In the fourth inning, Carson pushed across three more runs. Seth Rojas’ bloop single scored a run, while Drew Morland and Nuckolls each had RBI hits.
Cole DuFresne picked up the win, and Jamie Yelles took the loss. Yelles worked three innings, Alex Potnick toed the rubber for three and Jake Braun closed out the final frame.
South Tahoe left runners stranded on third in the first two innings. Griffen Boles doubled for South Tahoe, and teammate Rylan Tepper singled and doubled. Rigel Garman and Jamie Yelles also stroked hits.
Yelles’ two-run single pulled South Tahoe to within two runs in the final inning against South Reno. Yelles led South Tahoe’s attack by going 2 for 4, while Braun, Jared Morris, Alex Vogt and Andrew Contaxis contributed hits.
Braun pitched the first two innings, Potnick worked the next four and Colton Marchesseault threw the final inning.
– Steve Ranson of the Lahontan Valley News contributed to this story.