Tough ending for 9-10 All-Stars |

Tough ending for 9-10 All-Stars

Steve Yingling

South Lake Tahoe’s 9-10 Little League All-Stars experienced the other side of a great comeback in the district tournament on Thursday in Reno.

Two days after rallying from 10 runs behind to beat Carson American, South Lake Tahoe watched Reno Continental recover from a six-run deficit to win 12-8.

The loss was devastating for South Lake Tahoe as it was eliminated in a three-team tiebreaker with Sparks Centennial and Reno Continental after all three teams finished pool play at 2-2. Reno Continental received the third seed to the quarterfinals because of a higher run total, and Sparks Centennial earned the fourth spot by virtue of its win over Tahoe.

David Sando’s two-run bases-loaded single and Cory Plummer’s two-run double highlighted a five-run Tahoe third inning, giving it a 6-1 lead. But after falling behind 8-2 in the top of the fourth, Reno scored a run in the fourth and nine in the fifth to pull out the victory.

“They kids played great and worked hard. Just one bad inning each game and it ended up hurting us,” said Tahoe manager Harry Plummer.

Skylar Sheldon and Cory Plummer led Tahoe with two hits apiece, and Sando and Jason Rogers each added a base hit.

Tahoe’s 10-11 All-Stars were eliminated on Wednesday after losing to Reno National 15-3. No other information was available at press time.

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