North Tahoe baseball | Lakers win two, lose two over weekend
The North Tahoe baseball team split its four games this past weekend, beating Silver Stage 16-11 on Friday and ROP 13-2 on Saturday before losing 10-2 against Pershing County and 1-0 to Yerington, both on Saturday.
The Lakers are now 4-7-1 overall after the four 2A crossover games.
Facing Silver Stage on the Nighthawksand#8217; home field, North Tahoe junior Mychal Paschal started on the mound and recorded six strikeouts in six innings while earning the win. Sophomore Colin Spencer closed the seventh and struck out two before inducing an out to Connor Altick to end the game.
Altick turned a double play from his shortstop position and went 1 for 4 in the game. Baird Bishop finished 3 for 5 and Spencer was 2 for 5.
In the Lakersand#8217; big win against ROP, Wildon DesLauriers pitched all four innings of the 10-run mercy rule game, striking out five. Matthew Grijalva went 1 for 2 at the plate, Ben Chandler helped the team with two walks and the switch-hitting Shane Christian contributed a double as North Tahoe picked up the win with only six hits. ROP helped the Lakersand#8217; cause by allowing 13 walks.
Junior pitcher Brendon Nelson started against Pershing County and recorded four strikeouts in three innings as the Lakers committed several errors. Pitching in relief, Christian picked off a runner at second base and gave up only one run the remainder of the game.
Spencer then threw a fine game against Yerington, a postseason qualifier at the 3A level just a year ago. Spencer threw a one-hitter with four strikeouts in the 1-0 loss. Nelson went 2 for 2 at the plate, while Bishop and Oakley Keeler were both 1 for 2.
UP NEXT: North Tahoe is scheduled to play Virginia City on Wednesday at Governorand#8217;s Bowl in Reno. The Lakers will also play Virginia City on Monday, April 25 at 4 p.m. at Aces Ballpark.
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