South Tahoe baseball beats rival Truckee

Ian Ross delivers a pitch Wednesday during his five scoreless inning performance.
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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — South Tahoe baseball again handled its rival Wednesday.

The Vikings scored early, and often, got a brilliant pitching effort and drubbed the Truckee Wolverines 8-2 in Truckee.

The Vikings collected 11 hits, all singles, and Ian Ross pitched five scoreless for the victory and left the game with his team leading 8-0 in the sixth inning.

Christopher Haven had two hits on Wednesday against Truckee.
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Ross allowed Truckee just two hits and no walks while striking out four to help run the Vikings league win streak to 14 games.

At the plate, Luke Laub had two hits and two runs batted in, JR Elizalde had two hits and scored twice and Christopher Haven had two hits, scored a run and drove in another to lead the Vikings.

Vinnie Abbandondolo scored twice and Garrett Friederici, Haden Stephen, Joel Gomez, Ross and Forrest Jones all had hits.

The Vikings jumped all over Truckee with three runs in the first, two in the second, one in the third and two in the fifth.

The Vikings (18-6, 14-0 North West League), next will host North Valleys (11-6, 10-5) for three games on Friday and Saturday. First pitch Friday is at 3 p.m. with a doubleheader the next day that starts at 11 a.m.

Joel Gomez slides safely into second base on Wednesday.
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