South Tahoe JV baseball sweeps Sparks in doubleheader |

South Tahoe JV baseball sweeps Sparks in doubleheader

Anthony Gentile
South Tahoe junior Cameron McCarthy had three hits, four RBIs and three runs in the JV Vikings’ sweep of Sparks in a doubleheader last Saturday.
Anthony Gentile / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The South Tahoe junior varsity baseball team rolled to a pair of home victories last Saturday to improve to 4-1 in Div. I-A Northern League play. The Vikings beat visiting Sparks 13-4 and 13-0 in a doubleheader at Todd Fields.

South Tahoe (6-3, 4-1 I-A Northern) downed the Railroaders 13-4 in six innings in the first game of the doubleheader. Andru Aquino threw a complete game with 10 strikeouts in the win, allowing three earned runs on seven hits while walking one — he also went 2-for-4 at the plate.

Aquino was one of four Vikings to record two hits in game one. Justin Ruger went 2-for-5 with a double, three RBIs and a run while Cameron Milam and Cameron McCarthy each finished 2-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and two runs.

In the second game, South Tahoe delivered a 13-0 victory over Sparks in five innings. The shutout was the Vikings’ first of the season — Chris Pfister pitched a complete game, striking out seven while scattering a hit and two walks to go along with a hit and RBI at the plate.

Offensively for the Vikings in game two, Milam led the way with a team-high three hits — he finished 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and two runs. Ruger finished 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBIs while Tristan Deatherage and McCarthy each had a hit, RBI and run.