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Russo no-hits Rockies

AJ Russo had just everyone fooled in a recent South Tahoe Babe Ruth baseball game.

The Barton Memorial Hospital Yankees’ pitcher threw a no-hitter against the Tahoe Plumbing Supply Rockies as the Yanks won 10-1.

The only run Russo surrendered came from a walk and an error in the third inning.



While the Rockies couldn’t get a hit, the Yankees opened the game with their biggest inning of the contest, scoring six of their 10 runs in the opening stanza.

Russo also paced the Yankees from the plate, going 2 for 4 with two runs scored, two runs batted in and a triple.



Bryan Finkel also went 2 for 4, including a triple and a pair of RBIs. Craig Spencer was 1 for 2 with three runs scored and a RBI.

Marlins 9, Rockies 4

The South Tahoe Optimist Marlins used a five-run sixth inning to win their game against the Tahoe Plumbing Supply Rockies.

Dylan Yazbick and Marcus Mellberg each tripled in the big inning to lead the charge. On the day, Mellberg was 3 for 4 with a run scored and three RBIs, while Yazbick was 1 for 4 from the plate with a pair of runs scored.

For the Rockies, Matt Bobman was 2 for 3 with a run scored, while Daniel Jones and Luke Palmieri both drove in two runs.

Yankees 12, Mariners 8

The Barton Memorial Yankees were able to hold of a late rally from the Hawaiian Waters Mariners to secure the win.

The Mariners entered the final inning trailing 12-1 and used a flurry of walks to close the gap. Jerel Dutton drove in a pair of runs and Luke Bobeda and Greg Dupree each had one RBI apiece to make things interesting.

AJ Russo paced the Yankees from the plate, going 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored, while Craig Spencer was 3 for 4 with three runs scored and triple and a pair of singles.

Marlins 11, Cardinals 10

The South Tahoe Optimist Marlins came up with four runs in the last inning, but it wasn’t enough to edge the Charles Cardova Dentist Cardinals as the Cardinals held on.

The Cards were paced from the plate by Kyle Churchill, who was 2 for 3 with a pair of singles. Sean McLaughlin went 1 for 3 with a run scored, while Nick Garratt drove in two runs and was 1 for 1 with a single.

Dylan Yazbick of the Marlins was perfect at the plate, going 3 for 3 with three runs scored. Marcus Mellberg went 2 for 3 with a run scored and a pair of RBIs, while Chris Thorne also drove in a run.

Buck Pershing continued his hot hitting, but going 2 for 3 with a double and a single and two runs scored.

Rangers 9, A’s 8

After jumping out to an early 4-2 lead, the South Tahoe Refuse Rangers held on to beat the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course A’s.

Allen McDermott and Kevin Schlange both had great days from the plate for the Rangers. Schlange was 3 for 4 with a pair of singles and a double and two RBIs, while McDermott was 2 for 4 with a double and a single and three RBIs.

For the A’s, Mikey VanGorden drove in two runs, while Troy Radke and Jake Jacobs each added an RBI.

Pirates 20, Cardinals 9

The Sierra-at-Tahoe Pirates hit just about everything the Charles Cardoza Dentist Cardinals threw up there.

The Pirates used two huge innings to win the game. In the first, 11 runs crossed the plate and eight more scored in the second.

Johnny Wurley went 2 for 2 with three runs scored and two RBIs, while Jake Cain was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and two RBIs.

Kyle Churchill was 3 for 4 with two runs and a RBI and Nick Garratt knocked in three runs, going 2 for 3 and scoring two runs.

Kyle Jones went 2 for 2 with three runs scored for the Cardinals, while Tyler Corey was 1 for 2 with a pair of runs scored.

Diamondbacks 13, Pirates 8

The Norm’s Auto Repair Diamondbacks handed the Sierra-at-Tahoe Pirates a five-run defeat on the strength of a late-inning rally. In both the fifth and sixth innings, the D-backs pushed across a combined nine runs to secure the win.

Noah Matteuci was 3 for 4 with a run scored and two RBIs for the D-backs, while Randy Henson was 3 for 4 with a RBI and two runs scored.

Joey O’Malley went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and Evan MacLean also was 3 for 4 with three runs scored.

Tyler Corey of the Pirates went 3 for 4 with a run scored and a RBI, while Albert Palaroan 3 for 4 with two runs scored and three RBIs.

Cameron Nuslein was 1 for 4 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Mariners 12, A’s 10

The Hawaiian Waters Mariners scored two runs in the fifth to beat the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course A’s.

Cody Harrington sparked the Mariners from the top of the lineup by going 2 for 4 with a run scored and three RBIs. Jerel Dutton was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and Peter Maes was 3 for 4 with three runs scored and a RBI.

The A’s were led by Brian Vogt, who went 4 for 4 with two runs scored. Troy Radke was 2 for 3 with two runs from the No. 2 spot in the lineup, while Jake Jacobs was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a run scored.

Mikey VanGorden also went 2 for 4 with a RBI and two runs.


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