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Whittell unveils ambidextrous hurler

Michael Traum

Despite its record, the Whittell High baseball team has some talented athletes who like to have fun.

The Warriors (1-12) lost to Yerington, 16-5, on Thursday at Lampe Park. But the bus ride home was all smiles, according to coach Brian Geimer.

“After we got down by nine, it was time to have some fun. We got a lot of work and experience,” he said.



Six different pitchers saw bump work. The most impressive showing came from the starter Thomas Hunter, who tossed three innings left-handed before throwing to three batters with his right hand in the fourth.

“His left arm was sore and we needed a reliever. So I took him his other glove,” said Geimer, whose starter fanned one and walked four left-handed while walking two before giving up a single with his other arm.



Transfer student Yuvraj “Vic” Singh pitched one inning, giving up one run on one hit. Brandon Lee, Matt Olsen, Devin Apocotos and Joe Piccola also threw.

Bobby Lee led the stick attack, going 2 for 3 with two RBIs. Brandon Lee was 2 for 3 with two runs, while Singh had two hits with an RBI and run. Olsen added one hit.

The Warriors travel to Hawthorne for a doubleheader on Saturday.

Whittell High’s softball team managed just one hit in a 16-1 loss to Yerington on Thursday at Lampe Park.

Lindsay Schultz singled and scored on a passed ball. Caitlin Fagen turned a double play at shortstop. The Warriors, with a roster of nine players, committed nine errors.

Whittell (2-10) travels to Hawthorne on Friday.

South Tahoe High’s boys golf team finished a wind-blown fifth out of eight teams Thursday at Eagle Valley East in Carson City.

With gusts of 50-mph plus, freshman Patrick Curtis fired an 87. Freshman Patrick Kelly shot 89, with sophomore James Peterson 90 and juniors Danny Spencer and Brian Huber each carding 90. Reno’s Carlos Concha and Colin Brasfield each shot 77 for low-medalist honors.

“It was really windy. It’s been miserable all season and definitely the worst year weather-wise,” said fourth-year Tahoe coach Mike Patterson. “But anybody with 90 or better wasn’t bad. All the par-4s were playing into the wind and it was tough to get there in two.”

Reno carded 409 strokes to win the event. Tahoe took 446 cuts.

South Tahoe’s softball game with Fallon was postponed due to inclement weather on Thursday at Tahoe Valley Elementary School.

Both teams had completed warm-ups under cloudy, damp skies and Tahoe pitcher Amy Johnson had finished her pregame tosses. But as the first Fallon hitter was entering the batter’s box, umpires decided to halt play. After a few minutes of discussion – and light-to-moderate snow flurries – the game was called.

“They just didn’t want anybody to get hurt,” said Tahoe coach Jan Johnson, who was unsure when or where the game would be made up.

The Vikings (3-18) will play a doubleheader at Hug High in Reno on Saturday.

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