Peat hits grand slam in loss to Smith Valley |

Peat hits grand slam in loss to Smith Valley

Bulldogs score six runs late to post 9-7 victory

Staff Report

Jeff Young went 3 for 4 with four runs scored and Brian Peat went 2 for 3 with a grand slam in Whittell’s 9-7 nonleague loss Thursday at Smith Valley.

Peat’s grand slam in the sixth turned a 3-2 Warriors’ lead into a 7-2 advantage going into the bottom of the sixth. But the Bulldogs scored seven runs in the sixth – highlighted by a three-run homer – in their comeback victory

Whittell (2-5) plays a doubleheader against Tonopah on Saturday at Lampe Park in Gardnerville. The first game starts at noon.

WHS softball suffers loss

Tara Humbird and Joan Browne each went 2 for 4 at the plate to lead six different Warriors in the hit department, but it wasn’t enough in a 14-12 nonleague loss at Smith Valley on Thursday.

Whittell scored three runs in the top of the first, then watched the Bulldogs score five runs over the next two innings to gain control of the game.

Humbird and Browne each scored two runs for the Warriors, who scored six runs in the fifth inning to pull within 12-9 before Smith Valley countered with two runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Abby Kingman, Austyn Harrington, Manuela Keller and Justina Pritzker all recorded singles for Whittell (1-1), which plays a doubleheader against Tonopah on Saturday at Lampe Park in Gardnerville. The first game is scheduled for noon.

Reno rolls over STHS

The Reno Huskies showed why they are favored to win Sierra Division title after a 12-1 victory over South Tahoe Thursday in Reno.

The Vikings’ lone run in the game came in the fifth inning, when Kevin Yelles scored Zach Kropf on a RBI double.

South Tahoe (2-4 overall, 1-3 division) plays a doubleheader against Reno on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.

In the South Tahoe-Reno softball game on Thursday at Reno High, the Huskies opened up a big lead in the first inning and cruised to a 17-0 Sierra Division victory at Reno High School.

Senior Mollie Novasel got the only hit for the Vikings, breaking up the no-hitter in the fourth inning with a single. South Tahoe (1-5, 0-4) plays a doubleheader on Saturday at Reno. The first game is scheduled for 10 a.m.

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