North Tahoe baseball, softball: Mustangs take three in league series |

North Tahoe baseball, softball: Mustangs take three in league series

Joseph Lanza fires a pitch against the Mustangs.
Courtesy Kristina Mattson |


The Lakers are scheduled to play a three-game series against Battle Mountain this Friday and Saturday. Due to snow on the Lakers’ home field, Saturday’s doubleheader will be held at Truckee River Regional Park at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The young North Tahoe baseball team began league play with a three-game series against Pershing County last Wednesday and Saturday. The Mustangs swept the series, 7-3, 5-1 and 11-4.

In the opening game, which was played in Carson City, freshman Joseph Lanza led the Lakers offensively with a 3-for-3 performance with an RBI. Sam Sheridan and Drew Austin each had a hit and an RBI, and Trent Lingruen and Koby Mattson each had one hit.

Austin started on the mound and went three innings, while Lingruen pitched the final four innings, striking out six and giving up two runs.

In the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Pershing County, senior Dominic Barter pitched a complete game for the Mustangs, allowing only five hits while striking out 11.

Lingruen, Lanza, Mattson, Liam Bickett-Walsh and Aidan Fenton delivered a hit apiece, while Payne started on the mound and struck out six in four innings. Fenton pitched the final two innings.

North Tahoe finished with six hits in the final game, one each by Lingruen, Mattson, Kobe Robbins, Cameron Rock, Anthony Andrade and Austin, who also drove in two runs. Lingruen and Lanza each drove in one run, and Mattson doubled and scored twice.

Lanza, Austin and Lingruen all pitched for the Lakers, while Angel Ramirez struck out 10 in a complete game for the Mustangs.

North Tahoe’s softball team also dropped three against Pershing County — 15-1, 16-0 and 14-0. Stats were not available.

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