North Tahoe baseball | Lakers to face Pershing County in playoffs |

North Tahoe baseball | Lakers to face Pershing County in playoffs

Douglas Etten / Sun News ServiceNorth Tahoe freshman Shane Christian pitches against Whittell this past Saturday. The Lakers learned this week that they qualified for the postseason for the first time since the 2005 season.

The Lakers are headed to the postseason for the first time since 2005.

North Tahoe, at 8-16-1 overall and 1-11 in Mount Rose League play, will play at top-seeded Pershing County of the Lahontan League on Friday in the opening round of the eight-team Northern 2A playoffs. Game times are 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The opening round is a double-elimination format, with the four winners advancing to the Class 2A Northern League Baseball Championship tournament. The top two teams from there advance to state.

The Lakers ended the regular season with a pair of league losses to defending state champion Whittell, 9-1 and 16-6, this past Saturday. North Tahoe stats were not available from the games.

The North Tahoe softball team wrapped up its 2011 campaign with a couple of league losses against Whittell this past Saturday by identical scores of 12-2.

The Lakers had four hits in Game 1, as Sierra Aildasani, Tara Turpin, Kylie Henderson and Samantha Jeffers contributed one hit apiece. Tannyr Pasvantis and Heidi Jimenez each drew two walks, while Pasvantis, Jimenez and Jeffers each had a stolen base.

In Game 2, Jimenez went 1 for 3 with an RBI and Jeffers added a hit. The Lakers had five stolen bases in the game, as Pasvantis swiped two bags and Shelby Crawford, Henderson and Jimenez each had one.

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