South Tahoe 11 All-Stars lose to Carson
RENO – Big-city pitching foiled the South Tahoe 11-Year-Old All-Stars in the opening game of the Nevada District I Tournament.
On Wednesday, South Tahoe found its hitting stroke, but Carson American had the more impactful blows because of its patience at the plate.
Austin Law hit a two-run homer and Isaac Allen socked a two-run double as Carson American won 15-3 at South Valley Complex.
South Tahoe dropped to 0-2 in the pool-play format. The All-Stars will resume its four-game pool schedule against Reno National at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Carson American jumped out to a 6-0 first-inning lead against South Tahoe starter Julian Washalefsky. Allen’s two-RBI double was the big hit.
“We got the breaks and when they got the ball over plate we hit it hard,” said Carson American coach Jim Blueberg.
South Tahoe tallied its first hit and run of the tournament in the bottom of the first. Alex Vogt led off with a single to center field and scored on Wade Norberg’s bases-loaded fielder’s choice.
Winning pitcher Colby Blueberg got out of the jam with a pair of strikeouts. Norberg had the only other hit off Blueberg before the starter left after three innings.
Law hit a two-run homer just inside the left-field foul pole to make the score 8-1 in the second. Carson American extended its lead to 10-1 with two more runs in the third.
Jess Latta relieved Washalefsky in the fourth and only permitted one run on no hits over the next two innings.
In the fourth, Justin Dalton scored South Tahoe’s second run on Latta’s infield hit.
Carson American finally got to Latta in the sixth as Blueberg’s two-run double keyed a four-run uprising.
South Tahoe, however, didn’t go down quietly in its last at-bat. Dalton led off with a single and advanced to second on Connor Yingling’s two-out base hit to left. Vogt’s second hit of the game loaded the bases and Dalton came home for the second time on Dillon McKeen’s walk.