Tahoe ousted by North Valley
South Tahoe’s run in their own 14-year-old Babe Ruth State tournament came to an end Monday night as the All Stars fell to North Valley, 14-4 at Todd Fields.
Tahoe, who won one game in their three contests, came back to tie the game before North Valley had a couple of late rallies to invoke the 10-run rule in the sixth inning.
North Valley jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first when Mark Albers opened the contest with a single and a stolen base. He was driven in by Charles Scott, who singled and reached second on an passed ball.
Eric Mansfield followed with a triple to drive in Scott and Doug Mott drove home Mansfield with a double.
In the top of the fourth, Tahoe tied the score with a two-rally for three runs. Ryan “Scoop” Bosson sparked the comeback by reaching on an error, followed by a Randy Henson single. Both runners then scored on a Jake Jacobs single, while Kyle Jones knocked home Jacobs with a base hit.
North Valley came back with three runs in the bottom of the inning when Josh Holman singled to open the inning. Brandon Gifford tripled to drive in Holman.
Mansfield followed with another three-bagger to score Gifford and Mott drove in Mansfield with a double to again give North Valley a three-run advantage (6-3).
After holding Tahoe scoreless in the fourth, North Valley went right back to work in the fifth, blowing the game open with another big rally.
J.J. Krische led off with a single and Eduardo Espinoza reached on an error.
Jonathan Johnson drove them both in with a double while Scott followed a single. Gifford had a base hit, scoring Johnson.
Both Gifford and Scott then scored on a single by Mansfield, who crossed the plate one batter later on a double by Mott.
Tahoe added another run in the fifth when Matt Bobman singled and moved into scoring position on a wild pitch. He then scored on a single by Bosson.
Fall Ball Signups
All week during the 14-year-old Babe Ruth Tournament at Todd Fields, anyone who would like to sign up for 12-, 13-, 14-year-old Fall Ball should come to the tournament and ask for either Patty or Jerry.
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