SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Spring break took a toll on the Incline softball team last weekend.
The Highlanders were missing some key players and it resulted in a doubleheader loss to South Tahoe on Saturday. The girls did what they could to adjust to the holes in their lineup, but eventually dropped the first game 11-1 and the second game 18-4.
“I had a lot of girls out of position today because we were missing a lot of players,” Incline coach Kelley Thompson said. “Kate May did a really good job because I moved her around in the games.”
Caitlin and her sister Kim May adapted quickly to the position changes, and both produced hits for the Highlanders.
Incline was also missing its starting catcher, so Briana Barraza stepped up to fill the void.
“Briana had to catch for the very first time in her life today. She caught both games and did a really good job,” Thompson said.
As a whole the Incline pitching staff struggled with control, walking a total of seven batters and hitting four during the first game.
South Tahoe put three runs on the board in the first inning, added two in the second and capped the game with a five-run sixth inning.
In the second game, South Tahoe cruised to an 18-1 lead by the end of the third.
Incline pitcher Sarah Wright turned in a scoreless performance in the final inning.
Despite the loss, coach Thompson said she was glad to give some of the newer players field time.
“It was a day of younger players, so that’s good,” she said.