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Senior Babe Ruth takes second in Reno tournament

Tribune Staff Report

South Tahoe’s Senior Babe Ruth team started the season strong, finishing second in a tournament during the Memorial Day holiday weekend at Wooster High in Reno.

The seniors won three and lost two, dropping the tourney opener, 12-1, and the championship game, 15-4, both to Tribe No. 2 of Reno.

“We had a good weekend. I was impressed and we played hard,” said Tahoe coach David Santee of his team’s Saturday, Sunday and Monday outings.

Greg Bruso allowed just two hits through seven innings, fanning 11 against just two walks, as Tahoe won its first game on Sunday, 2-1, over San Ramon. Down 1-0 after the first inning, Dusty Gooch singled and scored on a Jeff Jensen double in the third. Bruso singled in Adam Heggen for the eventual game winner in the fourth. Later that day, Tahoe bested Quincy, Calif., 9-8. Bobby Lee scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, giving Dustin Skiles the bump victory. Gooch doubled twice in three hits, while Heggen had three hits and Austin Merritt added a triple.

Tahoe came back to win one of two on Monday. The Reno Blacksox went down 7-6. Carson Triggs tossed a full game, fanning seven and walking five. Heggen had two hits and two RBIs.

“We won some close games. I don’t think the kids were quite into it in the first game and after we got a lead in the final game I think we got a little tired. But we had fun and they surprised me with how hard they played,” Santee said.

Tahoe (3-2) next plays a doubledip on Saturday against Douglas at Douglas High. The first pair of home games are slated for Sunday, June 7 vs. the Reno Diamonds senior team.

Santee said his team needs additional sponsorship. For details, call him at 541-8441 or 541-0612.

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