South Tahoe JV baseball splits two with Truckee, moves to 9-2 in league
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Rain cut the South Tahoe junior varsity baseball team’s series against Truckee short last weekend, April 8-9. It also prevented separation amongst the cross-lake rivals.
South Tahoe (11-4, 9-2 I-A Northern) split a two-game set with Truckee at Todd Fields Park, taking the opener 10-8 on Friday before losing 12-2 on Saturday. The second game of Saturday’s doubleheader was canceled due to inclement weather.
In the series opener, the Vikings raced out to a big lead and held off Truckee for a 10-8 win. South Tahoe had a 9-2 advantage after five innings before giving up five runs in the top of the sixth — but ultimately closed out the Wolverines.
The Vikings had 11 hits in Friday’s win, and five players collected two apiece. Sophomore Peyton Galli led the way, finishing 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and a run.
Freshman Alex Kasper went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run and freshman Cameron Johnson was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Freshman Kevin Lehmann was 2-for-3 with a double and three runs while sophomore Scott Mansfield finished 2-for-3 with a run.
On the mound, Freshman Ricardo Aguila (W, 4-1) threw 5.0 innings and allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits with a strikeout. Sophomore Joe Kaufman picked up the save in the seventh, limiting Truckee to a run and one hit.
In Saturday’s series finale, South Tahoe spotted Truckee the first five runs en route to a 12-2 defeat in five innings. For the Vikings, the loss snapped a six-game winning streak.
Galli was the only South Tahoe player to collect multiple hits Saturday, finishing 2-for-3 with a run — the Vikings had five total in the loss. Kaufman (L, 4-1) suffered his first loss of the season, allowing five runs on nine hits with one strikeout and no walks.
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