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South Tahoe 15s advance

Morris’s 7 strikeouts down Carson City

Staff Report

Joel Morris pitched five innings and recorded seven strikeouts in leading South Tahoe to an 11-5 victory over Carson City in the 15-year-old Nevada State Babe Ruth Tournament on Monday at Governor’s Field in Carson City.

South Tahoe advanced to Monday’s loser’s bracket semifinal, where it played the winner of Reno West and Sparks. The game started at 8 p.m. The result was unavailable at press time.

With the bases loaded and Carson threatening, Morris came in to pitch in the top of the third and proceeded to shut down the hosts. Then leading 6-5 in the bottom of the fourth inning, Max Simonian hit a two-run triple and Morris scored Simonian later in the inning on a sacrifice fly to give South Tahoe an 8-5 advantage.

Gary Prescott also had a good offensive game. No other details were available at press time.

“I just think we played a little bit tight,” Carson manager Trent Osmer told the Nevada Appeal. “The automatic out we needed we just weren’t getting it. We just didn’t get the hit when we needed it.”

If South Tahoe won its second game on Monday, it plays the loser of North Valleys and South Reno in the loser’s bracket final today at 5 p.m. in Carson City.

South Tahoe dropped into the loser’s bracket after losing its opener to Sparks on Saturday, then avoided elimination on Sunday by beating Truckee.

Monday’s win over Carson City assured South Tahoe a top-four finish at state. The South Tahoe 14-year-old Babe Ruth squad finished second at state last year and many of this year’s players were on that team.

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