North Tahoe baseball | Lakers whip Hug, win sixth straight to open season
March 19, 2012
The North Tahoe baseball team remains undefeated after taking down 4A Hug 14-6 in a nonleague road game this past Thursday.
After a closely contested start to the game, which included a couple of lead changes through the first four innings, the Lakers regained the lead for good with nine runs in the last three innings en route to the win. They trailed 6-5 entering the fifth.
North Tahoe, which improved to 6-0 overall, was scheduled to open Mount Rose League play with a doubleheader against Truckee on Saturday, but the games were postponed due to weather.
Freshman Mitchell Myers led the way offensively against the Hawks (2-3 overall), as he drove in four runs and had two doubles on a 3-for-3 day at the plate. Senior Brendon Arnold was 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs, Alex Tyler was 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Colin Spencer and Shane Christian, who had a double, both contributed an RBI. Lucas Likes also had an RBI in the win.
Down 6-5 after four innings, the Lakers tagged reliever Richard Kerr for four runs in the top of the fifth to take over the lead, which Spencer preserved with three scoreless innings of relief.
Spencer allowed just two hits and a walk while recording four strikeouts, and has yet to give up a single run in 9.1 innings this season. He has 18 strikeouts and has allowed only three hits and two walks.
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Christian started on the mound and was replaced by Myers after Hug scored a run in each of the first three innings and#8212; although only one of the runs was earned. Christian struck out four and gave up three hits, while the Hawks managed three runs against Myers in the bottom of the fourth to take a brief lead.
The Lakers had four stolen bases in the game, one apiece by Connor Altick, Arnold, Mychal Paschall and Tyler.