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North Tahoe baseball: Lakers clash with undefeated Lions

Staff report
North Tahoe freshman Koby Mattson catches a pickoff attempt at first during the Lakers' league game against Yerington on Saturday.
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Northern Division III standings

Team League Overall

Pershing County 12-0 16-2

Yerington 9-0 15-2

Battle Mountain 5-4 9-6

Incline 4-5 4-7-1

North Tahoe 2-10 6-11

Silver Stage 1-6 1-13

West Wendover 1-7 4-8

North Tahoe hosted one of two undefeated teams in the league this past Saturday, Yerington, which departed with 9-0 and 12-0 wins.

While Yerington scored in five of the seven innings in the first game, the Lakers held the visitors scoreless through four in the second contest before the Lions broke it open with a 10-run seventh.

Yerington starting pitcher Daniel Sciarani went the distance in that game, shutting out the Lakers while allowing only four hits and one walk. He finished with 14 strikeouts.

Junior Trent Lingruen and freshmen Cameron Rock, Danny Sandoval and Xander Kriston each contributed one hit for the Lakers.

Lingruen started on the mound and went 6 2/3 innings, recording six strikeouts along the way. He kept Yerington off the scoreboard through four, after which the Lions scored a run in the fifth and sixth innings, then 10 in the seventh. Drew Austin came in and got the final out in the seventh.

In the first game, Yerington senior Dakota Aiazzi threw a five-hit, complete-game shutout with nine strikeouts and no walks.

Lingruen, Joseph Lanza, Koby Mattson, Aidan Fenton and Graham Payne had a hit apiece for the Lakers. Payne had the only extra-base hit with a double.

North Tahoe, which was on Spring Break last week, lost the opening game of the series Wednesday by forfeit.

With the series sweep Yerington improved to 9-0 in the Northern Division III, trailing only 12-0 Pershing County. The league leaders are scheduled to square off in a three-game league series May 4 and 7.

The Lakers, who fell to 2-10 in league, are scheduled to host a three-game league series against West Wendover this Friday (4 p.m.) and Saturday (11 a.m., 1 p.m.).