Rice takes charge in B League softball
John Rice was a treat to watch – unless you were in a Tahoe Basin Appraisal Service uniform.
Rice collected nine RBIs, including three-run and two-run homers, in Chevy’s/Sierra’s 17-9 city of South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Men’s B League softball rout of TBAS on Tuesday at South Tahoe Middle School.
Rice also doubled and singled and scored three runs.
Robbie Panco and Mark Sanchez set up Rice’s huge RBI night with five and four hits, respectively. Ed Watkins also delivered four Chevy’s hits, and John Pfister had three.
Matt Alberghini smacked a three-run homer and a two-run double and Casey Tierney rapped three hits for Tahoe Basin Appraisal Service.
The Brewery 25, Goal Post 10
The 15-run rule kicked in on Goal Post in the sixth inning as Josh Hempel tripled and Matt Bailey and Jon Anderson doubled during a four-run blitz.
But the story of this game was Bailey, who drilled three doubles and a single and collected nine RBIs.
Goal Post couldn’t get Anderson out as he lined three singles and walked twice. He also scored four times. Andy Gunther, Adam Muskovitz and Tom Cross had three hits for the Brew Crew.
Goal Post’s Derek Sheets and Darryl Fukano stroked three hits.
Zephyr Cove 12, Kiwanis 7
Chris Wright jump-started Zephyr Cove’s offense with four hits and three runs.
Brad Ellis gave the Cove three hits, including two doubles, and two RBIs. Brandon Saeck also had two doubles and a single and Scott Stewart connected for three hits for the winners.
Margie Maxheimer and Mark Lehman had two hits and scored twice for Kiwanis.
Passaretti’s 16, Refuse 15
Rick Robinson tripled in the game-tying run and then scored the deciding run as Passaretti’s clipped first-place South Tahoe Refuse.
Refused seemed to have things under control, leading 11-5 in the fifth, but Robinson homered to trigger a seven-run fifth.
Robinson was a single shy of the cycle and scored three runs. Harley Parsley and Dan Passaretti had three hits.
Joby Cefalu left the yard twice for Refuse and scored three runs. Chris Cefalu and Kirk David spanked three hits, while John Marchini and Scott Ross combined for three hits, including a solo homer frm their No. 8 slot.
Waterwheel 11, Royal Valhalla 9
Kevin Lane drove Waterwheel to victory lane by bashing two homers and knocking in three runs.
Lane capped a six-run first inning with a two-run homer. Mike Hartley also homered in the first inning and Rusty Raynes, Mike Moss and Tom Erwin hit two-baggers.
J.P. Girsch and John Moss led the Wheel with three hits.
Royal Valhalla/Viking Lodge almost overcame a nine-run deficit but could only get as close as sending the tying run to the plate in the seventh.
Royal Valhalla’s Sean Murphy homered, doubled and drove in three runs. Teammate Bill Connelly went 3 for 3 with a walk.
Men’s 30 and Over League
Steamers 26, Sports Concern 23
Steamers streaked to a 14-6 lead after two innings, but Sports Concern made a game of it, drawing as close as a run.
Bill Nagel and Rick Wasilchuk bashed three-run homers in the late going to stave off Sports Concern.
Don Irish did some of the early Steamers damage, belting a pair of homers. Charlie Poe was consistent throughout, spanking five singles and scoring three runs.
Contributing four hits for Steamers were Irish, Nagel, Ron Hurford, John Vineyard, Audie Leonard and Rus Wilson. Doug Forte hit two big flies and Dan Millres one for Sports Concern. Craig Merkle had four hits and three runs for SC.
Placer Title 7, Caesars 6
Jim Gosh’s two-run sixth-inning homer turned the lights out on Caesars. The game was originally scheduled for July 2 but was scratched because of light failure.
Gosh and Jim Kent and Doug Wright went 3 for 3. Kent delivered a game-high four RBIs.
Jim Meindl had two hits and two RBIs for Caesars.
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