Hooligans take North Tahoe, make it to semifinals
The South Tahoe Little League Hooligan squad advanced to today’s semifinals with a 12-1 thrashing of North Tahoe on Sunday at South Tahoe’s Fred Rightmier Field.
The locals struck for three in the first inning and seven in the second to secure the win. Jason Fiori led the attack with a double, triple and two runs scored during the rally. Leon Abravanel and Marcus McKinnon also supplied early hits.
South Tahoe starter Cary White capitalized, allowing just one hit through the first three frames while collecting five strikeouts. Alan McDermott came on in relief and gave up North Tahoe’s lone run on a pair of singles in the fifth. He also finished with five Ks.
Abravanel supplied the local’s other two runs in the third frame, belting a two-run bomb which plated McDermott. Fiori finished a homer short of the cycle, while Jake Summers singled. Garrett McIntyre and Ryan Kraw each scored twice.
South Tahoe will meet Reno Continental today at 5:30 p.m. on the major field, while Washoe squares off with Reno American at 5:30 p.m. on the minor field. The tournament is single elimination, with the finals scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
In other Sunday action: Reno Continental got a grand slam in its final at bat to down Reno National, 9-8. Washoe took apart Truckee, 22-2, while Reno American battled to a 10-6 win over Carson Valley.
In Saturday’s first-round matchups: North Tahoe 20, Reno Pacific Coast 3; Reno National 18, Sparks American 2; Reno Continental 11, Sparks Centennial 2; Truckee 8, Sparks National 3; Washoe 8, Carson American 1; Carson Valley 4, Valley Providence 2; and Reno American 17, Carson National 2. South Tahoe received a first-round bye.
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