Babe Ruth All-Star split state games
The South Tahoe 13-Year-Old Babe Ruth All-Stars took an opening loss on Saturday but recovered to pound North Valley 13-3 in five innings on Sunday at the Nevada state championship tournament in Reno.
South Tahoe used a 10-run rally in the fifth inning to overpower North Valley. Leading 3-1, South Tahoe loaded the bases before Joel Morris attempted a sacrifice bunt. The bunt turned into a disaster for North Valley, however, as all runners were safe after a defensive miscue. South Tahoe’s bats stayed hot just as North Valley fell apart on defense. Gary Prescott had the big blow for South Tahoe with a two-run double, and it led 13-1 before the third out.
Cameron Hausfeld started the game for South Tahoe and threw four innings of two-hit ball before giving way to Morris, who allowed two runs but managed to hold the 10-run margin to end the game early.
Saturday’s action wasn’t as kind to South Tahoe as they fell, 5-3, to South Reno. Max Simonian and Hausfeld teamed up to hold the potent South Reno offense in check for much of the game, but a four-run fourth inning off of Simonian was all the offense the city team needed. Jake Leonard had two hits and two RBIs for South Tahoe.
South Tahoe will face the loser of Sunday night’s Carson-Elko game in the third round of the double-elimination tournament. The game is scheduled for 8 p.m. today at Governor’s Bowl in Reno.