Laker baseball, softball has hands full at Silver Stage
The North Tahoe softball team dropped two Northern 2A league games at Silver Stage on Saturday, losing 11-0 and 13-1.
North Tahoe head coach Richard Mesa said the Lakers received strong pitching performances from both starters, Christina Lane and Shea Mesa, as the two combined for only one walk between both games.
But with several players gone because of Spring Break, leaving the Lakers with just nine position players, the defense had a rough weekend, the coach said.
In Game 1, Shea Mesa, Lane, Emily Ashbaugh and Natalia Roberts each had one hit, and in Game 2 Lane had two hits while Shannon Stack, Ashbaugh and Roberts each had one. Roberts’ hit was a double that drove in the Lakers’ only run.
On Thursday, Incline defeated North Tahoe 11-3 in a nonleague game, and on April 1 the Lakers defeated Coleville 10-4 in nonleague contest on the road.
Shea Mesa pitched a complete game against Coleville and went 3 for 3 at the plate. Michelle Harley also had three hits while Alyssa McElwain and Roberts had two apiece.
The Laker baseball team fell to 2-4 in the Northern 2A after a pair of losses, 6-0 and 17-2, at defending champ Silver Stage this past weekend.
Before that, the Lakers defeated Incline, which is playing an independent schedule this year, 13-1 in a nonleague game on Thursday.
With both the Lovelock and Silver Stage series behind them, the Lakers have now faced the top two teams in the Northern 2A and have six league games left on the schedule.
The final stretch begins with a doubleheader against Battle Mountain on April 19, followed by doubleheaders with Hawthorne (Mineral County) and Whittell. North Tahoe head coach Jack Bernardo said he hopes to win five of those six games to power out the regular season.
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