South Tahoe baseball, softball sweep Dayton in second meeting
DAYTON, Nev. — The South Tahoe baseball and softball season faced Dayton for the second time this season on Tuesday, April 19. Both teams left the road contests with league victories.
On the baseball diamond, South Tahoe beat the Dust Devils 9-5 to even the season series. The Vikings scored two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth en route to victory.
South Tahoe (8-14, 8-9 I-A Northern) was led offensively by Garret Harley in Tuesday’s victory. The junior finished 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run. Senior Will Mori went 2-for-4 with a triple, RBI and run, junior Caleb Russell had a double and three RBIs and freshman Kevin Lehmann added a pair of RBIs.
Senior Justin Ruger started on the mound and threw 4.2 innings, allowing five runs (three earned) on eight hits with two walks. Senior Moises Cuevas scattered two hits in 2.1 scoreless innings of relief.
In softball action, South Tahoe started fast to notch its second victory over Dayton this season. The Vikings scored eight runs in the first two innings on the way to a 10-2 win over the Dust Devils.
South Tahoe (10-8, 10-7 I-A Northern) collected 15 hits in the victory, led by senior Nora Anderson’s team-high four. Anderson finished 4-for-5 with a double, triple, two RBIs and two runs — and defensively added six assists and two putouts.
Senior Bailey Barcellos added three hits, and went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs and three runs in the win. Junior Kendra Conard finished 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs, junior Brooke Erdody was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run, and junior Drue Chapman added two RBIs and a run.
Conard started and threw 4.0 hitless innings, striking out 10 and walking one. Junior Carina Giardina pitched 3.0 innings of relief, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits with two walks.
Both teams return to action Friday, April 22, for a three-game home series against Fernley. Baseball games will be held at Todd Fields Park while softball games are set for STHS. Friday’s series opener is scheduled for 3 p.m. with a doubleheader Saturday set for 11 a.m.