North Tahoe baseball | Sparks sweeps league doubleheader |

North Tahoe baseball | Sparks sweeps league doubleheader

Courtesy of Hans Baumann / abdiver.smugmug.comBrendon Nelson throws a pitch during a game earlier this season. Nelson and the Lakers lost two games against Sparks over the weekend.

The North Tahoe baseball team dropped both ends of a Mount Rose League doubleheader against Sparks on Saturday by scores of 12-2 and 13-8.

The Lakers did not play their sharpest games on defense, as they committed several errors in both contests. In fact, five of Sparks’ 12 runs in Game 1 were the result of errors.

Behind Colin Spencer on the mound, North Tahoe took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning of Game 2. But the Railroaders answered with three runs of their own in the bottom half before posting five runs in the third.

North Tahoe junior Brendon Nelson hit a two-run double in the fourth to narrow the score to 8-5. The Lakers also threatened in the top of the seventh before the Railroaders ended the rally with a double play.

Stats were not available from the games.

The Lakers fell to 5-9-1 overall and 0-4 in the Mount Rose League with the losses, while Sparks improved to 5-0 in league and 7-5 overall.

North Tahoe is scheduled to play a doubleheader at Hug on Saturday.

The North Tahoe softball team, meanwhile, forfeited its past three games, including a league doubleheader against Sparks on Saturday.

The Lakers are scheduled to play a league doubleheader against Truckee on Saturday at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno.

and#8212; Information about the baseball games was used from the Daily Sparks Tribune.

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