Warriors continue to dominate 2A
Ropes and fans – that’s what the Whittell baseball team had in it’s arsenal Thursday afternoon as the Warriors swept both ends of a twin bill from the Tonopah Muckers, 10-1 and 12-0 at Lampe Park.
The Warriors stung the ball all day and the Muckers kept swinging and missing as three Warriors combined for 19 strikeouts in the two games.
“That’s the kind of baseball I want to play, all strikes and no balls,” Warrior manager Don Amaral said.
Senior hurler Chris Hannum threw a complete game in the first contest, fanning 12 and only giving up one hit. In the second game, the Warriors used the 10-run rule in five innings as Brandon “The General” Lee and Joe Piccola combined for nine whiffs in the win.
From the plate, Whittell was roping the ball all day long. In the first game, Hannum went 3 for 4, Lee was 3 for 4 with three runs batted in and Matt Olsen was 1 for 4 with a pair of RBIs.
Thomas Hunter, whose batting average has risen to .667 with 19 RBIs since league began, was 2 for 3, while Brett Schussel was 1 for 3 and Travis Purdy went 1 for 4 with two RBIs.
In the second game of the double dip, the Warrior bats remained red hot.
Hannum was 2 for 3 with a RBI, Piccola was 1 for 3, Lee went 2 for 3 with a RBI and Olsen was perfect from the plate, 2 for 2 scoring three runs and knocking in one.
Hunter continued his hot hitting, going 3 for 3, scoring twice and knocking in four.
“He’s really putting a rush on Lee for our hottest hitter,” Amaral said. “He’s our toughest out right now, especially with two strikes on him.”
Schussel was 2 for 3 and Tyson Frederick was 1 for 3 as all the Warriors got involved in the hitting attack.
The Warriors are off until Friday, April 20, when they participate in the Dayton Tournament.
STHS softball falls to Wooster
Going up against the 15th ranked team in the nation was a daunting task for the South Tahoe softball team and the Vikings quickly found out how good the Wooster Colts really are.
Wooster was only one walk away from a perfect game as the Colts beat South Tahoe 15-0.
Despite the score and the lack of offense, the Vikings played a lot better than the 23-1 defeat at the hands of the Colts earlier in the season.
“The Wooster coach told me how impressed he was that we’d improved as much as we did,” Viking manager Rich Barna said.
Viking hurler Corrine Edwards, playing in front of a college scout, used a newly mastered off-speed pitch to effectively hold the Colts to only three runs.
“She did a great job keeping them off balance,” Barna said.
Next up for the Vikings is the Reed Invitational Tournament Friday and Saturday.
On Friday, the Vikings will face Reed at 10 a.m. and Sparks at noon and Turlock at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
The Viking junior varsity was at the short end of another close game as they fell 12-11.
Amber Wyberg ws perfect from the plate, going 2 for 2 with single and a double, Kelly Haslem 3 for 4 with double.
Brittney Nobriga was the defensive star for the Vikings as she threw 5 1/2 inning of shutout ball, allowing South Tahoe to climb back into the game.
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