Tough-luck defeat for Little League stars
South Tahoe’s 9-10 All-Stars didn’t leave the Little League district tournament in Reno with a victory but they did depart knowing they belonged with the rest of teams.
For the second time in pool-play format South Tahoe lost a late-inning and fell by a run. Reno American East fought back from a 6-2 deficit and then pushed across the winning in the bottom of the sixth for a 7-6 victory on Thursday at Swope Park.
Earlier in the tournament South Tahoe lost 6-5 to Carson Valley and 10-7 to Carson American.
“Those two (one-run) games were the difference between moving on and not,” said South Tahoe manager Barrett Burghard. “We should have had them both, but sometimes things don’t go your way.”
South Tahoe starter Jared Morris pitched four-plus innings and carried a 6-2 lead into the fourth inning. But Reno scored twice in the fourth and fifth innings to tie the score and then knocked in the winning run with one out in the sixth.
Leo Trebotich provided South Tahoe’s biggest hit – a double.
Burghard was pleased with the play of his infield, which included Tyler Sharp at first base, Tanner Burghard at second, Jason Reum at shortstop and Tyler Burrow at third base.