Viking ballers struggle against Douglas teams
Fielding and hitting woes continued to plague the South Tahoe High Viking baseball team as they visited perennial Northern Nevada League power Douglas on Tuesday in Minden.
The Vikings committed seven errors and were silenced to three hits as the Tigers rolled to a 14-4 five-inning victory.
“We just gave Douglas too many opportunities to get in there and hit the ball, and we’re not getting the guaranteed outs we’re given,” said Viking first-year manager Doug Russell, whose club surrendred 15 hits.
“Chris Hannum pitched really well, but the defense had some lapses behind him.”
After Steve Henderson held South Tahoe hitless for three innings, the Vikings scored once in the fourth as John Capitani singled and scored on an error. The Vikings plated three runs in the fifth inning as Jeff Jensen, Thrace Ramsey and Chris Hannum packaged hits. Ramsey has hit in all four games for the 0-4 Vikings, who travel to Carson on Thursday for a 3:30 p.m. game.
Douglas used one big inning to pull out the junior varsity game, 8-5.
Tigers scratch up South Tahoe in softball catfight:
Lindsey Rollins was 2-for-3 with a home run and five RBIs, helping Douglas High School to a 16-0 blowout of South Tahoe in Northern 4A Zone softball action Tuesday.
The Tigers (6-1, 1-0 in league) scored seven runs in two different innings and as a result the game went only five innings. Douglas pitchers Laurie Shepard and Jamie Matthews limited South Tahoe (0-5, 0-1) to only two hits.
Douglas scored a run in the first inning before erupting for seven in the second. It added another run in the third before its second seven-run outburst in the fourth inning.
Rebecca Rippee was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Michelle Roza was 2-for-2 with two doubles and three RBIs. Kim Gitthens was also 3-for-3 with two RBIs.
South Tahoe travels to Carson Thursday for a 3:30 p.m. game.
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