North Tahoe baseball | Vikings take two from Lakers |

North Tahoe baseball | Vikings take two from Lakers

Submitted to swright@sierrasun.comConnor Altick gets a fist bump from a teammate after hitting a two-run home run during the Lakers' 4-2 loss to South Tahoe on Wednesday.

The North Tahoe baseball team dropped both games of a Mount Rose League doubleheader, 18-8 and 4-2, against South Tahoe on Wednesday.

The games were played in Carson City with the Lakers as the home team.

In Game 1, North Tahoe drew first blood with a two-run bottom half of the first inning to take an early 2-0 lead. But South Tahoe answered with a seven-run second and a six-run third to take a commanding 13-2 lead.

The Lakers didnand#8217;t let up, as they scored five runs in the bottom of the third to pull to within six. After a scoreless fourth by both teams, the Vikings rallied for five more runs in the fifth. North Tahoe managed one run in the bottom half of the inning as the game ended on the 10-run rule.

Junior Brendon Nelson started on the mound for the Lakers, recording five strikeouts as his defense committed eight errors behind him.

Baird Bishop went 1 for 3 with an RBI double, while Connor Altick was 2 for 4 and Oakley Keeler and Connor Lewis had a hit apiece.

North Tahoe was sharper in Game 2. Sophomore starter Colin Spencer had a quality outing, as he struck out 11 Vikings while allowing only four hits.

Altick went 1 for 3 at the plate, blasting a two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning to give the Lakers a brief 2-1 lead. South Tahoe scored a run in the fourth to tie the score, then pulled ahead for good with a two-run fifth.

Senior Alex Tyler and freshman Shane Christian each had a hit for the Lakers.

and#8220;The kids played really well,and#8221; said North Tahoe head coach Matt Carlson, referring to Game 2.

The Lakers fell to 0-4 in the Mount Rose League and 1-5-1 overall. South Tahoe is 3-0 in the Mount Rose League and 4-3 overall.

UP NEXT: North Tahoe is scheduled to play at Silver Stage on Friday and at Yerington on Saturday.

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