South Tahoe softball falls to Fernley 3-1, snow postpones final two games of series
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe softball team snuck in a game against Fernley before weather intervened last weekend, but couldn’t grab a win against the Div. I-A Northern League leaders. The Vikings fell to the Vaqueros 3-1 on Thursday, April 21, before snow postponed the last two games of the series.
The series opener between South Tahoe (10-9, 10-8 I-A Northern) and Fernley (14-5-1, 14-1) was moved up a day to last Thursday. The teams were scheduled to wrap up the series with a doubleheader Monday, April 25, in South Lake Tahoe. It was canceled and no make-up date has been announced.
On Thursday, the Vikings fell behind early and couldn’t get their offense going en route to defeat. Fernley opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the top of the first, and added another in the top of the sixth before South Tahoe could get on the board.
The Vikings’ lone run in the loss came in the bottom of the sixth, an RBI double from senior Bailey Barcellos. South Tahoe had four hits Thursday — junior Brooke Erdody finished 2-for-3, junior Kendra Conard was 1-for-3 with a run and Barcellos went 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Conard pitched a complete game Thursday, allowing three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and two walks in 7.0 innings. The loss snapped a 10-game league winning streak for the Vikings’ right-hander that dated back to the team’s opening series at Fallon.
South Tahoe is currently fourth in Div. I-A Northern League, tied with Elko (13-11, 11-9). The Vikings are scheduled to return to action Tuesday, May 3, at Dayton — first pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.
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