North Tahoe at Incline softball: Division III rivals light up scoreboard | SierraSun.com

North Tahoe at Incline softball: Division III rivals light up scoreboard

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The North Tahoe softball team outscored Incline 26-24 in a league game played in Truckee on Saturday.
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The North Tahoe and Incline softball teams kept their scorekeepers busy Saturday.

The Division III rivals combined for 50 runs in the seven-inning league game, with North Tahoe winning the offensive showdown by a final tally of 26-24.

Seven different Lakers combined for 23 hits and 22 RBIs, highlighted by a 14-run fifth inning that helped North Tahoe secure its first win of the season.

North Tahoe took over the lead with a five-run fourth and never trailed again, despite a valiant comeback effort by the Highlanders in the bottom of the fifth.

The Lakers went up for good in the fourth on an RBI single by Crystal Soto-Ramirez that scored starting pitcher Talia Garcia, who went all seven innings. Garcia had an RBI double in the inning, while Maria Blanco had an RBI triple and Jasmine Strydom an RBI single.

For Incline, Briana Barraza and Karyss Thompson led the way offensively. Barraza went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs and four runs, while Thompson went 2-for-2 with a home run, four RBIs and six runs scored.

Athena Collier went 3-for-6 with four RBIs, Alyssa Flynn was 2-for-4 with an RBI, Sarah Minkle was 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs, and Sammy Contreras was 1-for-3 with an RBI.