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North Tahoe baseball | Lakers take three at West Wendover

Staff report

Northern Division III standings

Battle Mountain 11-1 17-4

Pershing County 11-1 15-7

Yerington 9-3 12-8

Incline 8-4 11-5

North Tahoe 3-12 3-13-2

West Wendover 3-13 4-15

Silver Stage 0-12 2-13

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North Tahoe is scheduled to play at Silver Stage next Wednesday, April 29, and will host a doubleheader against Silver Stage the following day at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

The Lakers made their long drive across the state count.

The North Tahoe baseball team got in the win column by sweeping a three-game league series at West Wendover this past Thursday and Friday, winning 10-9, 3-2 and 20-8.

In the opening game, North Tahoe stormed back from a 6-0 deficit after two innings and held on late in a back-and-forth, extra-innings game.

The Lakers, who were shut out in the first three innings, scored two runs in the fourth and fifth innings and three in the sixth to take a 7-6 lead. West Wendover battled back with two in the bottom half of the sixth to retake the lead, while the Lakers scored once more in the seventh to knot the score.

In extra innings, North Tahoe came through with two runs in the top of the eighth. Senior Mitchell Myers pitched the bottom half of the inning and earned the save in relief of Miles Johansen, who went seven innings.

Myers led the way offensively with a 5-for-5 game with two doubles and two RBIs. Lucas Earley finished 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, and Johansen was 3-for-5 with a double.

Trent Lingruen contributed three hits and an RBI, leadoff hitter Owen Davis had two hits and an RBI and Graham Payne had a hit and drove in a run. Victor Munoz also had an RBI.

Myers pitched all seven innings of Game 2. The right-hander limited the Wolverines to two runs on seven hits and a walk while recording 10 strikeouts.

The Wolverines took a 2-1 lead in the second inning, but the Lakers tied the score with a run in the third and pulled ahead with a run in the top of the seventh.

Myers helped his cause by going 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Johansen was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Davis and Payne each had two hits, and Drew Austin had one.

In the series finale, North Tahoe broke the game open with a 14-run third inning. The Lakers added four more runs in the fourth and two in the fifth.

Three Lakers pitched, with Lingruen earning the win in four innings of work.

Myers had another monster game offensively, finishing 3-for-4 with a double and five RBIs.

Lingruen, Johansen, Payne and Rodrigo Mendosa each delivered three RBIs, with Lingruen going 4-for-5 with a triple, Johansen going 3-for-5 with two doubles, and Payne going 4-for-4 with a double. Mendosa was 3-for-4.

Lupe Leon and Earley also drove in a run apiece on two hits, and Davis had a double.

North Tahoe then dropped both games of a league doubleheader at Yerington on Monday, 9-5 and 21-0.

The Lakers are now 3-12 in Northern Division III play. Yerington is 9-3 and West Wendover 3-13.


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