Sports Roundup: Whittell softball beats Sierra Sage Academy for first win of season, South Tahoe baseball can’t rally against Dayton | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Sports Roundup: Whittell softball beats Sierra Sage Academy for first win of season, South Tahoe baseball can’t rally against Dayton

Compiled by Anthony Gentile
agentile@tahoedailytribune.com

WARRIORS ROUT SIERRA SAGE ACADEMY FOR FIRST WIN OF SEASON

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — The Whittell softball team delivered its first victory of the season in emphatic fashion Tuesday, April 5. The Warriors routed ROP Sierra Sage Academy (Yerington, Nev.) 21-0 in five innings at Lampe Park, ending a six-game winless streak to start their 2016 campaign.

Whittell (1-4-2) returns to action next Tuesday, April 12, when they open Div. IV West League play with a home doubleheader against Pyramid Lake. First pitch at Lampe Park is scheduled for 2 p.m.

VIKINGS CAN’T RALLY AT DAYTON, WINNING STREAK SNAPPED

DAYTON, Nev. — The South Tahoe baseball team couldn’t overcome an early deficit en route to a Div. I-A Northern League road loss Tuesday, April 5. The Vikings fell at Dayton 4-3 on Tuesday, snapping a three-game winning streak.

South Tahoe (3-12, 3-7 I-A Northern) fell behind 4-0 when Dayton’s Gage Duke hit a two-run single in the third. The Vikings responded with three runs in the next frame, but didn’t get any closer than that. They left the bases loaded in the fifth inning as Dayton (5-9, 1-9) went on to deliver its first league win of the year.

Senior Will Mori led South Tahoe offensively, finishing 2-for-4 with a double and a run. Senior Paul Hoefer added a hit and a run, and junior Garret Harley was 1-for-4, while senior Josh Sullivan and sophomore Chris Pfister each added an RBI.

Senior Moises Cuevas started for the Vikings and threw 5.0 innings, allowing four runs — one earned — on two hits with three strikeouts and two walks. Pfister threw 1.0 scoreless innings of relief, scattering two hits and a walk.

The Vikings play a three-game series at Truckee starting Friday, April 8. First pitch in Friday’s series opener is scheduled for 3 p.m. followed by a doubleheader Saturday, April 9, at 11 a.m.

Compiled by Tribune sports editor Anthony Gentile