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Dupree’s triples wins it for 9-10 All Stars

Steve Yingling

Kyle Dupree’s RBI triple in the sixth inning lifted South Tahoe’s 9-10 Little League All-Stars to a thrilling 7-6 win over Carson National in the district tournament Saturday at Shadow Mountain Park in Sparks.

“It was a well-played game for a 10-year-old all-star game,” said South Tahoe manager Mike Dupree. “It gives them an added boost going into the next couple of tournament games.”

Dupree and Joel Morris led South Tahoe with two hits apiece.

Morris closed the door on Carson in the bottom of the sixth inning, retiring the first two batters. The third batter of the inning reached first but was retired when infielder James Denny forced the runner at second.

Carson rallied from 2-0 and 6-3 deficits against Morris, who gamely pitched the distance.

South Tahoe plays Sparks American in a winners’ bracket game today at 5:30 p.m.

The final out of an inning can sometimes be the toughest to get. That’s what the South Tahoe Little League 11-12 All-Stars found out Sunday in their district tournament opener in Sparks.

Washoe used three consecutive hits with two outs to push across the deciding run in a 5-4 victory over South Tahoe.

South Tahoe starting pitcher David Schue survived a shaky first inning where he allowed two homers and three runs overall. But he settled down and his teammates forced a 4-4 tie by scoring one run in the first inning, two in the third and one in the fifth.

“Once David got out of the first inning he tempered down and did real well,” said South Tahoe manager Jack Condella.

Kevin Lucero doubled in a run in the third and walked and stole home in the fifth. Zach Kropf led South Tahoe with two hits, incuding a double, and Lucero and Thomas Crist stroked doubles.

South Tahoe continues the double-elimination tournament against Valley Providence at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

“I’ll change the linuep a little bit and bunch up the hitters,” Condella said.

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