North Tahoe baseball | Arnold fans 13 as Lakers salvage split vs. Vikings |

North Tahoe baseball | Arnold fans 13 as Lakers salvage split vs. Vikings

Sun Staff report

The North Tahoe baseball team split a pair of Mount Roes League games against South Tahoe in Carson City on Saturday, falling 7-2 before bouncing back to win the second game 8-3.

Senior Brendon Arnold pitched the Lakers to a win in Game 2, as he gave up only two runs on five hits and five walks while recording 13 strikeouts in a complete-game, seven-inning effort.

The Lakers scored two runs in the top of the first inning and then knocked South Tahoe starter Dominic Diana from the game with a three-run third that gave them a 5-3 lead. They scored two in the fourth and one in the fifth off of relievers Jones Grant and Skylar Sheldon to help secure the victory. South Tahoe scored all three runs in the first two innings.

North Tahoe had 11 hits, led by Shane Christian’s 3-for-3 game. Alex Tyler had two hits and an RBI, while Colin Spencer had a double and RBI, and Arnold had a hit and RBI. Baird Bishop, Wildon DesLauriers, Lucas Likes and Mitchell Myers each had one hit.

Game 1 was a different story, as South Tahoe jumped on Spencer for six runs in the first inning. Spencer settled in to pitch a scoreless second through fifth innings as the Vikings added one more run in the sixth.

In six innings, Spencer gave up seven earned runs on seven hits and seven walks while striking out 12. His opponent, Colton Marchesseault, allowed just two runs (one earned) in 6 2/3 innings and also recorded 12 strikeouts.

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The Lakers managed nine hits, with Arnold going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Christian had the only other RBI and finished with one hit, while Bishop and DesLauriers each had two hits and Conner Lewis and Spencer each had one.