North Tahoe softball | Jimenez, Grijalva, Henderson lead offense in losses | SierraSun.com

North Tahoe softball | Jimenez, Grijalva, Henderson lead offense in losses

Sun Staff report
Joe Proudman / Tahoe Daily TribuneNorth Tahoe senior Samantha Jeffers swings at a pitch during a game earlier this season. The Lakers dropped both ends of a league doubleheader against Sparks on Saturday.
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The North Tahoe softball team scored 25 runs in a Mount Rose League doubleheader against Sparks on Saturday but still dropped both ends, 21-8 and 29-17.

The Lakers took an early 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning and led 5-2 after three. The Railroaders stormed back with a five-run fourth before adding three in the sixth and 11 in the seventh to put the game away.

The teams battled back and forth at the start of Game 2, with Sparks leading 5-4 after the first inning and the score tied at 13-apiece after the second. The Railroaders scored once more in the third and three times in the fourth to take a 17-13 lead.

The Lakers managed to plate another two runs in both the fifth and sixth innings, but Sparks scored two in the fifth and five in both the sixth and seventh to pull away.

Senior Heidi Jimenez went 3-for-5 in the doubleheader with two triples, while Meghen Grijalva was 3-for-4 with two doubles and Kylie Henderson was 2-for-4 with a home run.

North Tahoe is now 3-9 overall and 0-6 in league. Sparks is 4-10 overall and 3-4 in league.