Hawks halt Bruso’s two-game winning streak
Greg Bruso’s fourth appearance starting for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes ended in a 5-1 loss against the Boise Hawks, bringing the former South Lake Tahoe pitcher’s record to 2-2 for the Giants’ Class A club.
Bruso pitched six innings, giving up three earned runs on six hits.
Reliever Andrew Jefferson pitched the seventh. Josh Cram closed out the last innings.
The Statesman Journal reported that the Hawks’ Gray Banks hit a two-run triple in the second inning Friday to give his team an early lead. He finished going 2 for 3.
The Volcanoes got their only run in the ninth inning when Aaron Sobieraj knocked in Matt Dryer.
ICE HOCKEY TEAM GOES 3-0
A South Lake Tahoe 16-and-under ice hockey team swept its three games against a team comprised of players from Bishop, Mammoth Lakes and Big Pine at South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena last weekend.
South Lake Tahoe goaltender Eric Prowker led his team to a 1-0 shutout courtesy of Charlie Donnatin’s game-winning goal in the first period.
Game 2 was higher scoring, but back and forth.
South Lake Tahoe went up 2-0 just 2 minutes into the game with Amanda Essary and Chris Romanowitz getting early goals.
The Bishop team came roaring back with four consecutive goals to lead 4-2.
After a game-tying goal by Mike Trute with under a minute to play, the Bishop team went on the power play. But a miraculous steal, followed by an end-to-end rush resulted in a short-handed, game-winning goal be Mike Devlin with 6 seconds to go.
The Bishop team caught South Lake Tahoe napping in game 3, taking a 2-0 lead early in the first period.
South Lake Tahoe came back with goals from Charlie Donnatin and Kyle Martinez.
In overtime play, Ryan Brown made several strong saves to keep South Lake Tahoe alive.
Then a tripping penalty on Taylor Eastman from the Bishop team gave South Lake Tahoe a much-needed power-play opportunity.
Mike Devlin was again the hero after a scramble in front of Bishop’s net. Devlin got the puck, then backhanded a shot in the top shelf to win the game.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT FIELD OF DREAMS
Softball fans and/or anyone interested in helping with a community projects should head to Field of Dreams II at South Tahoe High School this Saturday to help lay 12,000 square feet of sod at the outside of the infield.
Volunteers will begin the project starting at 7:30 a.m.
Rich Barna, South Tahoe High School’s softball manager, tore his ACL and had surgery on his knee last Wednesday. He’s on crutches now, and will be in a brace for the next month.
Anyone interested in lending a hand should call Cliff Thiesen at (530) 542-3955 or Barna at (530) 541-0146.