North Tahoe baseball | Lakers off to hot 4-0 start
The North Tahoe baseball team scored 35 runs and finished 4-0, including a win against league rival Incline, in the season-opening Yerington Tournament this past weekend.
The Lakers opened the tournament with a 7-2 win against Incline on Friday. They followed with an 8-5 win against Coleville, a 9-7 win against a non varsity opponent and an 11-0 rout against Smith Valley, all on Saturday. The games were only four innings apiece.
Against Smith Valley to end the tourney, North Tahoe junior starter Colin Spencer limited the Bulldogs to just one hit in four innings while striking out 11 and issuing only one walk in a dominant performance. He needed just 51 pitches to get through his outing.
Meanwhile at the plate, the Lakers banged out 10 hits as they took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first and then broke the game open with a seven-run third.
Spencer helped his own cause offensively, going 2-for-3 and driving in two runs, while Brendon Arnold was 2-for-3 with a couple of doubles and three RBIs, Conner Lewis was 2-for-2 with two RBIs, and Alex Tyler was 1-for-2 with three RBIs. Miles Johanson had a hit and an RBI, Connor Altick had a single and Mitchell Myers a double. Spencer also swiped three bases for the Lakers.
Against Coleville, Arnold did not allow a hit in two innings of work to earn the win. Johanson led North Tahoe offensively, knocking in three runs on a 2-for-2 performance, as Spencer went 1-for-2 with a triple and two RBIs, and Tyler was 2-for-3. Arnold and Mychal Paschall each had an RBI, and Myers and Lucas Likes each contributed a hit.
North Tahoe starter Wildon DesLauriers earned the win against rival Incline. In four innings of work, he allowed two runs and#8212; both in the first inning and#8212; on five hits and two walks while fanning seven.
The Lakers scored three runs in the first, three more in the third and another in the fourth to secure the victory for DesLauriers. Arnold led the offensive charge, finishing 2-for-2 with four RBIs. Spencer knocked in a run and went 2-for-2, Altick and DesLauriers had two hits apiece, and Lewis and Tyler each had one.
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