Big rally sinks Waterwheel |

Big rally sinks Waterwheel

Tribune Staff

Tahoe Basin Appraisal Service snaked Waterwheel with a miraculous 12-run rally in the bottom of the sixth inning for an 18-17 softball victory recently.

Waterwheel took a 17-6 lead into the last of the sixth in the South Tahoe Parks and Recreation Men’s B League game, but just couldn’t get Tahoe Basin out.

The wheels come off for Waterwheel when Greg Evans started the 12-run comeback with a homer. Evans capped the rally with a home run as 12 straight Tahoe Basin batters reached safely. Lee Wightman doubled during the inning.

Wightman and Bruce Scholes had three hits, and Matt Albergini hit a two-run homer.

Darrell Eddy belted two homers and a single for Waterwheel. Also coming through with three hits for the Wheel were Rusty Raynes, Bryan Duffel and Tom Erwin.

Chevy’s/Sierra 13, The Brewery 12

Mark Salmon led off the seventh inning with a triple and scored on Louie Levenson’s sacrifice fly as Chevy’s squeezed past the Brew Crew.

Chris Heinzle cracked three hits for Chevy’s.

Brian Boyer led The Brewery with four hits and two runs scored.

Royal Valhalla/Viking Lodge 22, Meeks 21

Royal Valhalla jumped out to a 20-7 lead and then hung on as Meeks brought out the lumber in the late going.

Grant Ziegler, Bill Connelly, Lou Zepeda, R.J. Jones and Jason McCloud all went deep for Royal Valhalla. Jon Hetherton, Ricky Reich, Rudy Estrada, Graig Harner circled the bases for Meeks. Chris Kynett, Reich and Estrada collected four hits.

Men’s D League

JB Landscape 25, Caesars 11

Caesars folded its hand when JB Landscape scored seven runs in the second inning and nine in the third.

Kenny Curtweiler raked Caesars pitching for four hits and four runs. Scott Fair and Ernie Milici also delivered four hits for JB. Marshal Bravo hit one JB didn’t find.

AM Construction 17, Zephyr Cove 9

Ron Guidi’s four hits and Andy Mora’s homer helped AM Construction nail down the win.

Chris Wright, Chad Meritt and Brandon Saeck stroked three hits for Zephyr Cove, and Chuck Shapiro went downtown.

Straw Hat 13, The Village 12

John Hitchcock tripled in Rob Barrona with the deciding run in the sixth inning for Straw Hat. Barrona had a hat trick in the hit department.

The Village’s Phil Hogan smacked a two-run homer in the seventh, but runners were stranded on first and second bases.

Alvaro Paiz homered for The Village, while Frank Smith provided four hits and scored two runs.

Men’s 30 and Over League

Sports Concern 11, Placer Title 8

Placer Title erupted for five runs in its last at-bat, but by then victory was Sports Concern’s property.

Joe Puleri, Bill McMillin and Dan Miller slugged three hits for Sports Concern.

Caesars 11, Termite/David 3

Mountain Termite got caught in a web as Caesars’ John Webb was a homer shy of the cycle in the one-sided contest.

Caesars also got three hits from Steve Breit and Bob Poet. Termite’s Scott Maes repeatedly bugged Caesars with three hits.

Steamers 15, Realtors 10

Doug Robertson and Rus Wilson doubled during a five-run sixth inning as Steamers held off the Realtors.

Audie Leonard and Bill Nagel had four hits on their plate, and Wilson and John Vineyard delivered three.

The Realtors’ Brad Daugherty had four hits and scored two runs, while Robert Ward, Ted Xavier, Jim Getg and Perry Voorhees spanked three hits.

Men’s C League

Heavenly 12, Kiwanis 6

Ted Truscott drilled a two-run homer and knocked in three runs as Heavenly doubled up Kiwanis.

Ray Ortner had three hits for Kiwanis.

McP’s 17, Embassy Suites 2

Jay Krouspouf hit a two-run homer and two-run single as McP’s cruised past Embassy Suites.

Krouspouf, Wally Tibbitts and Marty McDonald supplied McP’s with three hits.

Slow Motion 17, Desert Mountain Development 11

Eric Matteson and Jeff Tarlton went 4 for 4 as Slow Motion lived up to its name with a slow start.

With three runs through four innings, Slow Motion exploded for nine runs in the fifth inning and five in the sixth. One of Matteson’s four hits left the park.

DMD’s Jerry Ray homered and Steve Barker totaled three hits.

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