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Tahoe Blue open for fall baseball players

Tribune Staff Report

The Tahoe Blue, a high school level fall baseball team consisting primarily of current and future South Tahoe High School sluggers, is taking the field next month under the guidance of Joe Russo and Bob Engler.

The team will consist of all the players from the senior Babe Ruth Tahoe Stars, minus Marcus McKinnon and Kevin Woodman.

Bryan Engler, A.J. Russo, Craig Spencer, Peter Maes, Allan McDermott, Kevin Schlange, Noah Matteucci, Jonathon Coates, Harsh Vyas, Greg Dupree, Ryan Bosson, Brian Galea, Brandon Yost, Evan MacLean and Steven Gerken have expressed interest in playing.

But the roster will be dynamic, as many of the players and families won’t be able to make all of the tournaments, such as the American Legion tournament in Chico, Calif. on Saturday Aug. 31- Sept. 2.

In other words, the roster is open for new players.

Workout/tryouts at Todd Field will be held every Sunday from July 21 through Aug. 11 at 4 p.m.

Tryouts are open to anyone who wants to play.

“Like Greg Bruso, we think there is a couple kids every year that have a shot at getting drafted that don’t have the exposure,” Russo said. “That’s one of the reasons why we do it, to showcase these kids. The other reason is because we love the game of baseball.”

The Tahoe Blue will open its season on Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. with a nine-inning game against the Sierra Tahoe Loggers at Todd Fields.

— Darin Olde


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