Piccola’s two homers not enough for WHS
Joe Piccola slammed two home runs, but Whittell High’s baseball team hit into five double plays en route to a 5-4 nondivision defeat at Virginia City on Tuesday.
“We just can’t buy a win,” said Warrior manager Doyle Wilson. “Our pitching was pretty good, but we had a few errors and there’s nothing you can do about it when you hit into double plays.”
Piccola’s first homer, a solo shot, put Whittell ahead 1-0 in the third inning. However, the Muckers scored five unanswered runs before Piccola struck for his second homer, a two-run blast, making the score 5-3 in the fifth inning.
Whittell pulled within a run in the seventh and had runners on first and second bases when the final batter was fanned.
Mike Kiger worked four innings, including two scoreless frames, and allowed five hits. Reliever Brett Schussel and Thomas Hunter mopped up.
Piccola and Bryce Schussel led the Warriors with two hits.
Whittell, 4-13, travels to Incline Village today for a 3 p.m. Division II matchup with the Highlanders.
STHS swimmers close in on title
The South Tahoe High School swim team encountered little competition from Fallon last Friday in the the first of two home meets at the Recreation Center.
The Vikings boys rolled to a 112 – 42 victory and the girls cruised to a 125-38 triumph.
“Unfortunately, Churchill was missing swimmers. I would rather have a more competitive meet this close to zone. The few swimmers they brought did push us,” said STHS coach Dale Bogard.
The team has one more league meet Friday at home against Sparks. Warm-ups start at 2 p.m. The boys still remain undefeated and will win league if they beat Sparks.
Last week’s results included:
200 Medley Relay, 1. Tahoe “A:” Backstroke, Tom Luerken; breaststroke, Jon Mckean; butterfly, Ryan Theilemann; freestyle, Russell Grant. 3. Tahoe “B:” Backstroke, Jeff Koeck; breaststroke, Luke Gallanty; butterfly, Jordan Hardy; freestyle, Geoff Henderson.
200 Free Relay: 1. Tahoe “A;” Ryan Theilemann, Jeff Koeck, Jon McKean, Russell Grant. Tahoe “B;” 3. David Quandt, Shane Anderson, Cole Forstedt, Scott Miller.
400 Free Relay, 1. Tahoe “A:” Scott Miller, David Quandt, Jordan Hardy, Tom Leurken. 2. Tahoe “B:” Luke Gallanty, Shane Anderson, Cole Forstedt, Geoff Henderson.
200 Medley Relay. 1. Tahoe “A:” Backstroke, Adrian Hankoff; breaststroke, Denise Bogard; butterfly, Kristi Collins; freestyle, Jessica Tinlin. 2. Tahoe “B:” backstroke, Shaina Willen; breaststroke, Lisa Anton; butterfly, Nicole Fruitman; freestyle, Kim Hunt.
200 Free Relay. 1. Tahoe “A:” Kristi Collins, Jessica Tinlin, Denise Bogard, Adrian Hankoff. 2. Tahoe “B” Erica Larson, Chrystal Hixenbaugh, Nicole Murray, Kim Hunt.
400 Free Relay. 1. Tahoe “A:” Nicole Fruitman, Lisa Borges, Shaina Willen, Lisa Anton. 2. Tahoe “B:” Katy Orr, Shauna Hixenbaugh, Chrystal Hixenbaugh, Nicole Murray. 3. Tahoe “C:” Katy Howitt, Kendra Campbell, Lindsay Parker, Jenni Schoonover.
200 Free, 1. Scott Miller, 3. Shane Anderson, 4. Cole Forstedt.
200 I.M., 1. Ryan Theilemann, 2. Russell Grant, 3. Jeff Koeck.
50 Free, 2. Jon McKean, 4. Scott Miller.
100 Fly, 1. Ryan Theilemann, 3. Luke Gallanty
100 Free, 1 Russell Grant, 2 Shane Anderson, 3 Cole Forstedt
500 Free, 1 Tom Luerken, 2. Jeff Koeck, 3. Geoff Henderson
100 Back, 3. David Quandt, 4. Geoff Henderson
100 Breast, 1. Jon Mckean, 3. Jordan Hardy, 5. Luke Gallanty
200 Free, 1 Adrian Hankoff, 4. Nicole Fruitman
200 I.M. 1. Kristi Collins, 2. Lisa Anton, 3. Nicole Murray
50 Free, 1 Adrian Hankoff, 2. Jessica Tinlin, 3. Kim Hunt
100 Fly, 1. Kristi Collins, 2 Jessica Tinlin, 4. Cassandra Golding
100 Free, 1. Denise Bogard, 3. Kim Hunt, 5. Erica Larson.
500 Free, 1 Nicole Fruitman, 2. Shaina Willen, 3. Katy Orr
100 Back, 2. Shaina Willen, 3 Lisa Borges, 4. Katy Orr
100 Breast, 1. Denise Bogard, 2 Lisa Anton
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