South Tahoe softball takes series at Truckee, sits fourth in Div. I-A Northern League
Div. I-A Northern League standings
Team League Overall
Lowry 12-0 12-2
Fernley 10-0 10-4-1
Fallon 9-1 9-1
South Tahoe 7-6 7-6
Elko 6-6 8-8
Spring Creek 6-9 8-11
Sparks 3-10 3-10
Truckee 1-9 4-10
Dayton 0-13 0-16-1
Records through Monday, April 11
TRUCKEE, Calif. — The South Tahoe softball team notched a pair of decisive victories over its cross-lake rival last weekend, April 8-9, to win its third straight Div. I-A Northern League series. The Vikings took the first and third games of the set in dominant fashion, including a 16-1 win in the rubber match Saturday.
South Tahoe (7-6 I-A Northern) secured the series victory with a lopsided win in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. The Vikings won the series opener 16-0 on Friday, before Truckee (4-10, 1-9) evened things up in the first game Saturday.
The Vikings closed out the series with a 16-1 win in five innings. Truckee opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning, then South Tahoe answered with 16 straight runs — including an 11-run third — to turn the game into a rout.
South Tahoe collected 11 hits in the series finale, led by three from junior Brooke Erdody. Erdody went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs. Senior Nora Anderson finished 2-for-3 with four RBIs and three runs, improving her season batting average to .700 while notching multiple hits for the 11th straight game.
Senior Bailey Barcellos went 2-for-2 with four RBIs and three runs while junior Kendra Conard was 1-for-2 with two RBIs and a two runs. Junior Samantha Kallas and freshman Malorie Neiger each added a hit, RBI and run. In the circle, Conard threw 5.0 innings, allowing one run (none earned) on two hits with a walk and seven strikeouts.
The Vikings opened the series with 16-0 win in five innings Friday afternoon. South Tahoe scored in every inning against Truckee en route to its most lopsided victory of the season.
Anderson went 3-for-4 with four RBIs in the victory, and Barcellos finished with three hits and four RBIs — including a double. Junior Drue Chapman also collected multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs.
Freshman Sydney McCarthy added a double, two RBIs and two runs in Friday’s win, while Conard and freshman Hailey Naccarato each had a hit and an RBI. Conard blanked Truckee in the circle, scattering two hits and two walks with nine strikeouts.
In the first game of Saturday’s twinbill, South Tahoe fell 18-8. Truckee scored 11 runs in the first two frames off Barcellos en route to winning its first league game of the season evening the series.
South Tahoe trailed 5-0 after the first inning, but answered with six runs in the bottom of the second to take the lead. Then the Wolverines scored six in the bottom of the second and tacked on three more in the third to take a commanding 14-6 lead.
Anderson went 3-for-4 with a double, triple, four RBIs and two runs in the loss — and was the only South Tahoe player to record multiple hits. Erdody, Barcellos and freshman Teagen Williamson each added a hit, RBI and run.
South Tahoe returns to action with a three-game home series against league-leading Lowry (12-2, 12-0) staring Friday, April 15. The series opener is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday under the lights at South Tahoe Middle School, with a doubleheader at STHS set for Saturday, April 16 — first pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m.