Cardinals stay alive in playoffs
In the second game of the opening night for the South Tahoe Babe Ruth playoffs, the South Tahoe Refuse Rangers beat the Charles Cordova DDS Cardinals 15-5 Monday at Todd Fields.
The Rangers scored in every inning, but it was the seven-run sixth that broke the game open. Heading into the sixth, the Rangers were leading 8-4 before exploding in the final inning.
Jason Holland, Brian Galea and Jason Anthenien led off with back-to-back-to-back singles to load the bases.
One out later, Ryan “Scoop” Bosson laced a double to drive in Anthenien. Allen McDermott and Harsh Vyas drew walks to load the bases for a second time before a walk to Darren Perucci forced home Bosson.
A single by Adam Fountain scored Vyas and Perucci scored one batter later on a wild pitch.
For the game Kevin Schlange was 2 for 4 with three runs scored, and Bosson had a hit, scored twice and drove in one. Vyas drove in two and scored twice and Fountain score twice and drove in a pair.
For the Cards, Jason Debacker scored once and Shawn McLaughlin scored twice and had a pair of hits.
Cardinals 7, Pirates 4
The Charles Cordova DDS Cardinals scored three runs in the first two innings and held on to beat the Sierra-at-Tahoe Pirates.
With the win, the Cards remained alive in the Babe Ruth playoff hunt.
John Woley opened the game with a walk, followed by a double by Shawn McLaughlin and a RBI single by Daniel Tinlin.
The Cardinals scored two more in the fourth and fifth. In the fourth, McLaughlin scored on a single by Jason DeBacker.
The Pirates’s big rally was in the fifth when two runs crossed the plate. Kyle Jones reached on an error and Tyler Corey doubled him home one out later. Corey also came home on an error.
The Cards will take on Marlins-Mariners winner 5 p.m. today at Todd Fields.
Yankees 9, Rockies 5
The Barton Memorial Hospital Yankees scored five runs in the fifth inning to come from behind to beat the South Tahoe Plumbing Supply Rockies.
Heading into the deciding inning, the Yanks and Rockies were tied at 4 apiece.
But a three-run homer by A.J. Russo put the Yankees ahead for good. Sho Kashima laced a single with one out and Bryan Engler drew a walk to set the table for Russo’s blast. The Yankees scored another run on a Spencer Dean double.
Chris Shapiro held the Rockies to only two hits.
The Yankees advance to face a to be determined opponent 7:45 p.m. today at Todd Fields.
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