North Tahoe baseball | Lakers split against 4A Hug |

North Tahoe baseball | Lakers split against 4A Hug

Courtesy of Hans Baumann / abdiver.smugmug.comNorth Tahoe players wear their rally caps during Game 1 of their doubleheader against Hug on Saturday. The Lakers split the nonleague games.

The North Tahoe baseball team split a pair of nonleague games against 4A Hug this past Saturday, losing the first game 7-6 and winning the second 16-8.

North Tahoe is now 6-11-1 overall.

In Game 1, the Lakers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first before North Tahoe starter Mychal Paschall ran into trouble in the second, when Hug scored six runs.

Paschal lasted 1 2/3 innings before he was relieved by Colin Spencer. In 5 1/3 innings of relief, Spencer struck out seven and walked four while throwing a scoreless fifth and sixth innings.

North Tahoe chipped away at the lead with a run in the third and another in the fourth to narrow the gap to 6-4. The Lakers then scored two runs in the top of the seventh to tie the score, only to watch Hug come back with the winning run in the bottom half of the inning.

Shane Christian was 1 for 4 with a double, while Brendon Nelson went 1 for 3 with an RBI and Oakley Keeler was 1 for 2.

Nelson threw all seven innings of Game 2 to earn the win. The junior struck out nine while allowing eight runs on four hits and six walks. He also helped his cause at the plate, where he went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI.

Alex Tyler was 2 for 4 with an RBI, Garrett McDermott was 2 for 3, Connor Altick was 1 for 3 with an RBI and a couple walks, and Ben Chandler was 1 for 3 with an RBI.

UP NEXT: North Tahoe is scheduled to play a Mount Rose League series against Incline this week, with a game on Wednesday and a doubleheader Saturday.

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