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Rough days for North Tahoe baseball, Truckee softball

Playing shorthanded because of Spring Break, the North Tahoe baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader, 13-1 and 10-8, against Battle Mountain on Saturday.

North Tahoe is now 2-6 in the Northern 2A.

Lakers head coach Jack Bernardo said it was an uninspiring effort all the way around, pointing out that North Tahoe had five errors and one balk in one particular inning.



Battle Mountain started the same pitcher both games, Bernardo said. Even though he was far from the best the Lakers have faced this year, North Tahoe hitters struggled at the plate.

What’s more, Bernardo said, the pitcher signaled what he was going to throw with his glove before every pitch to the catcher ” as well as the hitter and everyone in attendance ” as if he were throwing a warm-up pitch.



And yet the Lakers’ bats did not warm up until a harder-throwing, more skilled pitcher came in to relieve in Game 2, the coach said.

The Truckee High softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader against visiting Fernley on Sunday, losing 18-3 and 27-3.

Truckee is now 3-12 in the Northern 3A.

“We didn’t play very well,” said Truckee head coach Mitch Brown. “But at least we never gave up. I can deal with that.”

In Game 1, Brown said almost every player got a hit, with Chelsea Cordell, Cindy Brenes and Kaycie Jones each picking up an RBI.

In the second game, Stacy Brenes, Cindy Brenes, Katie Reiswig and Amber Davy each had two hits. Reiswig had two RBIs and Cindy Brenes one.


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