Yarrow making key plays for Sun Devils
Former South Tahoe High baseball player Stephen Yarrow hit his second triple in as many games in the Sierra Sun Devils’ wild 17-12 defeat to the Tri-County Gamblers in the Joe DiMaggio World Series on Saturday in Carson City.
With the Sun Devils trailing 4-0 in the second inning, Yarrow pounded a two-run triple to cut the lead in half. He later scored on a groundout to make the score 4-3. Sierra eventually took a 6-4 lead, but Tri-County scored nine runs in the fourth inning to take control.
Yarrow also hit a triple in the team’s tournament opener on Thursday night.
On Sunday, the Sun Devils won a 10-9 elimination game against the Galena Spartans.
Yarrow figured in the key out of the game in the final inning.
With the Sun Devils clinging to a 10-9 lead, Jeffrey Fisher-Gasper came on to try to nail down the win. After retiring the first batter, he allowed a single to Eric Underwood. Brian Poynter followed with a shot off the 390-foot sign in right center field that came a foot or two of going over the fence for a walk off, game-winning two-run home run. Underwood tried to score from first, but center fielder Niko Saladis threw a perfect strike to shortstop Yarrow, who threw a perfect strike to catcher Roman Davis, who tagged out Underwood.
After Gasper hit Pete Lazzari with a pitch, he got Eric Maupin to pop out to end the game and pick up the save.
As a result, the Sun Devils will play San Carlos in an elimination game at 10 a.m. today at John L. Harvey Field. The winner of that game will face San Bruno at 12:45 p.m. for the right to advance to Tuesday’s championship round against Tri-County.