Rec Softball in full swing
Paradise Taxi must have felt pretty good about pushing across two runs in its first at-bat of the season Thursday. The club should have taken a taxi ride home right then.
The Cranky Boys were anything but after scoring 19 first-inning runs during a 26-7 city of South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Men’s D League softball game.
Darry Schue led the five-inning assault with four hits, including a triple and double, and scored three runs.
Cranking out three hits were Steve Rapkin, Ron Guido, John Mumford, Mark Lucksinger, Tim Anderson, Christian Anderson and Bob Sowers.
Nathan Rice blasted a two-run homer for Paradise Taxi.
ZC Resort 16, Forest Service 5
Josh Bainton and Chris Wright each doubled and singled during an 11-run third inning as Zephyr Cove Resort never permitted Forest Service to get going.
Brad Ellis stroked a homer during the resort’s four-run first and led the way with three hits along with Bainton and Robert Foster.
Mike Guarino and Bob King cracked three hits for Forest Service.
Tahoe Quik Lube 24, The Village 9
Nick Hauen socked a pair of three-run homers as Tahoe Quik Lube made quick work of the Village. Jason Black also crushed a three-run homer for the winners.
Hauen went 4 for 4 and scored three runs, while John Short and John Hitchcock collected three hits.
Alvaro Paiz tried to keep The Village people in the game, stroking a two-run homer and two singles.
Men’s C League
Heavenly 18, DMD 15
Early on, Heavenly Ski Resort was polite like last Wednesday when it gave the public free skiing and snowboarding lift passes.
Falling behind 14-2 in the third inning, Heavenly got back to business as Ted Truscott smacked a three-run homer and Kevin Higgins delivered four hits.
Craig Oehrli added three hits and scored four Heavenly runs.
Tom Bork and Blair Carlson quenched Desert Mountain Development’s hitting thirst with eight hits between them. Bork hit a homer and three singles and scored four times, while Carlson roped two doubles and a single.
S.T. Refuse 17, Welcome’s 12
Scott Moss and Jen David slapped three hits and South Tahoe Refuse used a nine-run second inning to do body damage to Welcome’s.
Kirk David slammed a homer and double and Joby Cefalu drove home three runs with a triple and single for Refuse.
Rusty Raynes and Adam Lapaille experienced the glory of a home-run trot for Welcome’s Auto Body.
Passaretti’s 16, Ponderosa Glass 8
Dan Hannum showed that his son, Chris, isn’t the only one in the family who can hit. The Ponderossa No. 3 hitter stroked four hits and scored two runs to break some glass.
Dan Passaretti made a case to hit higher in the lineup as the No. 11 hitter slugged three hits and scored a run.
J.P. Girsch feasted on the pasta pitching with three doubles and a run. Dan McLaughlin added a homer, double and two runs and Buzz Bruzzese had a triple among his three hits.
Men’s B League
TBA 27, Baker Auto 9
Bruce Scholes pounded five hits and scored three runs as Tahoe Basin Appraisal motored past Baker Auto.
TBA’s Greg Evans hammered a three-run homer and two-run double. Brad Vidro contributed four hits, including a triple, three runs and three RBIs; and Casey Tierney was a homer shy of the cycle with his four hits. Almost lost in the shuffle were the three hits by Matt Moody, Scott Rogers and Karl Keoppen.
Alvaro Paiz slashed three hits, scored two runs and knocked in two for Baker Automotive.
Waterwheel 18, Royal Valhalla/Viking Lodge 11
Former big-leaguer Mike Hartley homered in his first two trips to the plate and added two singles as Waterwheel overcame the two-homer performances of RJ Jones and Bob Davis.
Mike Moss also homered for Waterwheel.
J.P. Girsch, Jim Mathews, John Moss and Keith Broson launched three hits for Waterwheel.
Davis and Jones combined for nine RBIs. Davis had four hits and five Royal Valhalla/Viking Lodge RBIs.
L.T. Orthopedics 26, Stardust/Americana 2
Jon Hetherton slammed two homers and Ricky Reich was 5 for 5 as Lake Tahoe Orthopedics routed Stardust/Americana in five innings.
Hetherton, Mike Fajman, Angelo Clelan, Ron Waller and Mark Shehadi socked four hits for the winners.
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