Bartlett helps STHS softball sweep Hug |

Bartlett helps STHS softball sweep Hug

Jeremy Evans

Kelly Bartlett picked up two victories on the mound and offensively went a combined 9 of 13 with 11 RBI and two triples as the South Tahoe High softball team swept Hug to open the Sierra League season on Saturday in Reno. Bartlett struck out 23 batters and gave up 11 hits in a three-game sweep that started with a 10-9 victory over the Hawks on Thursday.

The Vikings posted an 8-2 victory in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, then closed out the series with an 11-1 win. Cindy Lucero was the winning pitcher in the first game on Saturday and also contributed at the plate by going a combined 4 of 10 with a home run and three RBI.

“Many things contributed to our success on Saturday,” said STHS coach Joann Allister. “The girls are developing confidence and are doing the little things better. Our infield is solid and we are making plays.”

Sarah Breisacher had five hits in the three victories, while Brittany Barcellos went 6 of 9 with three RBI and six runs scored in Saturday’s games. South Tahoe (7-4 overall, 3-0 league) begin a three-game series with Damonte Ranch on Thursday in Reno.

WHS softball sweeps

Austyn Harrington and Justina Pritzker each picked up a win on the mound in helping the Whittell softball team to a Northern 2A sweep of Mineral County on Saturday.

Harrington struck out seven in a 23-13 victory in the first game, then Pritzker struck out nine and went 2 for 4 with a home run in a 12-2 win in the second game. Pritzker had two hits in the other win.

Abby Kingman went a combined 7 for 10 with five doubles in the two victories, while Chaine Paradis and Sara Ehrler recorded two hits apiece on the day.

“It was a nice weekend for us,” said WHS coach Rich Barna, who previously coached at South Tahoe High School. “When I used to coach at Tahoe, we’d make a long trip out to Elko sometimes. I forgot what those long bus trips were like. Battle Mountain should be interesting. They are the favorites, and it will be a tough game for us, but I am encouraged to see how the games go.”

Whittell (4-4 overall, 2-0 league) plays at Truckee in a nonleague game on Tuesday.

then continues league play with a doubleheader against Battle Mountain on Saturday.

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