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Baseball: Truckee loses vs. South Tahoe

Jared Green , Sun news service

The South Tahoe High baseball team bounced back from a rough weekend with a 10-6 non-league win over Truckee High on March 23.

Craig Spencer and Brian Engler had two RBI each for the Vikings and Alan McDermott came on in relief to squash a rally and shut down Truckee for the final four innings.

“Without question, Alan McDermott was the difference in today’s game,” South Tahoe head coach Doug Russell said. “He finally pitched like he’s capable of. He had confidence, he didn’t fall behind the hitters and he didn’t get rattled.”

McDermott’s effort was necessary because of eight South Tahoe errors, which led to starter Jacob Hash surrendering five runs, four of them unearned. McDermott entered the game in the third inning with two runners on base and the scored knotted at 5. McDermott struck out two hitters to end the inning and he went the rest of the way without giving up a hit, walking three and striking out four. South Tahoe (2-6) scored four runs in the fourth inning to break open the game.

South Tahoe catcher A.J. Russo continued his hot streak at the plate, going 4 for 4 with an RBI. Russo hit two home runs during Saturday’s doubleheader against Reno High.

Truckee made nine errors in the game and had only six hits. Dan Galvin was 2-3 at the plate. Truckee’s record falls to 7-2 overall. It will take its 2-1 Northern 3A record to Sparks High School for a league doubleheader on Saturday starting at noon.