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Pitching leads Red Heat to title

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Red Heat pitchers Krissy Guarino and Melissa Smith combined to strike out 12 Flames to carry the Heat to the High Sierra ASA minor division championship July 14 at South Tahoe High School.

Guarino, Tiffany Racz and Catie Davenport all had hits for the Heat, while Jessica Levine drove in the Fire’s lone run in the 3-1 verdict.

Red Heat went through the regular season and playoffs with only one defeat.


Red Heat 11, Blue Flames 0

Melissa Smith, Marissa Eddy, Krissy Guarino and Tiffany Racz each had two hits to lead the Heat to the finals.

Purple Fire 16, Black Ice 15

The Fire took an early lead and withstood a seven-run fourth inning by the Ice. Jessica Levine was 3 for 3 with a double for the winners.

Majors playoffsSemifinals

Black Ice 12, Red Heat 0

Cindy Lucero threw a shutout and Tierney McKool had two hits to help the Ice reach the championship game.

Blue Flames 16, Purple 5

Bernadette Schneeberg had two hits, including a home run, and Shayna Butler and Gabby Mathers had two hits each to lead the Flames’ attack.


Blue Flames 11, Black Ice 2

Indee Lacayo struck out 11 and had three hits for the Flames as they claimed the league title.

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Purple Fire 8, Black Ice 6

For the Fire, Terra Verebely hit a solo home run in the third inning and Abby Kingman was 2 for 3 with a triple and a single. Austyn Harrington followed up with a single. Black Ice pitcher Cindy Lucero was on her game with six strikeouts and also batted 2 for 3, with both hits being singles. Delanie Sabac also went 2 for 3 with two singles and two RBIs.

Red Heat 13, Blue Flames 7

The pitching was stellar for the Heat as Chelsea Bartlett had six strikeouts and Chelsea and McKenzie Usher each went 3 for 3 at bat for the Red Heat. Bernadette Schneeberg and Tamara Sight both singled, but it wasn’t enough to put them in the lead.

Red Heat 20, Black Ice 11

Bringing on the Heat was Kimber Kennedy and Kasey Roberts with a single apiece.

Alexis Holmes doubled in the second inning to bring in two runs. Tierney McKool was the power hitter for the Ice with three triples and a home run. Following her lead was Brooke Borges and Casey Iacobellis with a single apiece.

In the fourth inning, Black Ice was ahead by three runs when the Heat rallied for 12 runs.

Blue Flames 25, Purple Fire 1

Bernadette Schneeberg was 3 for 3 at bat; Gabby Mathers tripled in the third inning; Kendra Nelson doubled in the third; and a slew of Flames’ runs came in the fourth inning because of walks, hit pitches and stolen bases. Indee Lucayo had control of the game with 10 strikeouts. The Fire’s Abby Kingman turned a double play from shortstop to second base in the fourth inning to end the game.

Red Heat 7, Purple Fire 2

Emily Alessi went 3 for 3 with a double and two singles. McKenzie Usher, Karen Ervin and Stephanie Betts all singled while Alexis Holmes hit 2 for 3. Pitcher Chelsea Roqueza only allowed four hits. For the Fire, Lindsay Whalen started off with a triple and Brooks Jett went 2 for 2. Cynthia Terry singled in the third inning.


Black Ice 13, Blue Flames 5

Leading the Black Ice to victory was Devin Sherback batting 3 for 3 with a solo homer in the fourth inning. Alma Burtraw had a double, Madison Brubaker and Kari Bennett each singled and Missy Miller went 2 for 2. Four players went 3 for 3: Bailey David, Alma Burtraw, Katy Galicia and Kari Bennett. Rachel Laub and Amanda Harris both singled for the Flames and Hannah Curtzwiler made some great plays behind home plate.

Red Heat 7, Purple Fire 4

Showing their strength for the Heat were Marissa Eddy, who went 2 for 3 with a double and a single; Mariah Meagher, 2 for 2 with a double and a single; and Tiffany Racz, a triple in the fourth inning. As a first-time pitcher, Shelbi Spicer did an outstanding job and combined with Catie Davenport to help the Heat win. Jessica Levine was 2 for 3 with two doubles for Fire and Page Gustafson was 2 for 2. Shannon Piazzo and Jessica Levine combined for an excellent pitching game for the Fire.

Purple Fire 18, Black Ice 5

Paige Koch pitched the Flames to their win, while Alyssa Lowe made some stupendous plays at shortstop. Page Gustafson went 3 for 3 with three singles and Shannon Piazzo was 2 for 3 with a double and a single and Sidney Loomis and Missy Miller both doubled. Madison Brubaker, Alma Burtraw, Shannon Colleton, Alyssa Jenkins, Bailey David and Taylor Embry all singled to help score the Ice’s five runs.

Read Heat 15, Blue Flames 8

Tiffany Racz went for a double in the second inning while Krissy Guarino singled. On the pitcher’s mound was Melissa Smith and Krissy Guarino who only allowed one hit and had five strikeouts. For the Blue Flames, Melissa Kennedy hit a single in the fourth inning.

Purple Fire 16, Black Ice 15

Providing Fire at the plate were Jessica Levine, who was 3 for 3 with a double and two singles; Paige Koch, a double in the second inning; and Brianna Dernbach, two singles. Black Ice’s Madison Brubaker was perfect in the dish, going 4 for 4 with all being singles and Taylor Embry 3 for 4 with three singles. Kari Bennett went 3 for 4 with a double and two singles. Shannon Colleton had two singles, while Alyssa Jenkins hit for a double in the third inning.


Blue Flames vs. Purple Fire

For the Flames, Cassandra Moarian and Tiana Camello both were 2 for 3, while Rose Campion also was 2 for 3 with a double and a single and Brittany Sanchez had a solo home run in the third inning. Kelly Colleton, Samantha Prescott, Alisa Caro and Kelsey Metzgar scored the Purple Fire’s runs.

Red Heat vs. Purple Fire

Hannah Andrus and Chloe Thurnburg hit two singles, Brittany Harpen doubled and singled and Hannah Neijer singled. Also, Ayden Williamson doubled in the first inning, Raquel Marchesseault and Jesse Lucero each went 3 for 3 and Allison Banner was 2 for 2.

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