North Tahoe Little League clubs post wins
Eleven different players contributed offensively for the North Tahoe Renegades (9-10 year olds) in their 22-5 win against Truckee in the District 1 Little League Renegades Tournament at Gardnerville Ranchos Aspen Park on Saturday.
All 11 played roles in a 19-run second inning when North Tahoe broke up a 1-0 contest and won for the third time in four tournament games. Ian Letsinger delivered three hits and Alex Tyler, Wildon DesLauriers and Cam Powell had two-run doubles in the big inning.
Dakoda Dodson and Letsinger both hit 4-for-4 in the game. Dodson doubled twice, drove in two runs and also turned in a nice defensive play in the fourth inning when he cut off a ball in front second base and threw out the batter at first.
Quinn Letsinger, Mitchell Meyers, Powell and DesLauriers collected two hits and three RBIs each. Fletcher McConnell and Miles Johansen both came off the bench and each drove in two runs. Hank Skinner and Shane Christian contributed one hit each.
Truckee scored its first run in the third inning. Henry Blinoff and Bradley Razo reached on singles to lead off the rally, both advanced when cleanup hitter Tawnya Curtis lined out to center field and Matthew Bush drove in the run on a ground out.
Truckee added four more runs in the fourth behind hits from Spencer Pearson, Brandon Flora and Blinoff. Pearson and Blinoff both hit 2-for-2 in the game.
DesLauriers pitched the opening two innings for North Tahoe, while McConnell pitched the third and Tyler the fourth.
North Tahoe Hooligans
win opening three games
Pat Howe pitched five solid innings and Patrick Murray hit a game-breaking three-run homer in the fifth inning as North Tahoe defeated Reno American East 8-2 in the District 1 Little League Hooligans (11-12 year olds) Tournament Saturday in Gardnerville.
North Tahoe scored three runs in the first inning to take a lead that was never relinquished, then put the game away with four more runs in the fifth en route to its third straight tournament victory at Gardnerville Ranchos Aspen Park.
Kyle Lewis singled and Jordan Wright walked to open North Tahoe’s first-inning rally. Ethan Dillard drove one run home with a sacrifice fly and Howe singled another run home later in the inning.
North Tahoe took a 4-2 lead into the fifth when Howe drew a leadoff walk. After an error, Murray followed with his three-run homer. One out later, Conner Altick ripped a solo home run to give North Tahoe its 8-2 lead.
That was more than enough support for the pitching of Howe, who allowed two runs on four hits to go along with five strikeouts and two walks. He allowed single runs in the first and third innings.
Murray pitched a 1-2-3 sixth inning to close out the win.
In earlier tournament games, North Tahoe defeated Washoe 10-8 on Wednesday and Sparks National League 16-0 on Thursday.