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North Tahoe softball: Lakers bounce back after league losses

Sun Staff reports

The Lakers lost 11-1 and 18-4 at Battle Mountain this past weekend before rebounding to win a pair of nonleague games at Greenville (Calif.) on Monday.

North Tahoe struggled defensively against Battle Mountain, one of the top 2A teams, as only 12 of the Longhorns’ 29 runs were earned, said Lakers head coach Richard Mesa.

Shea Mesa pitched Game 1, striking out three batters, while also leading North Tahoe offensively with a 2-for-3 day at the plate with a double and triple. Shannon Stack also had a hit, and Hilary Stoner had the Lakers’ lone RBI on a sacrafice fly to right field.

Christina Lane pitched the second game of the doubleheader, striking out seven batters. Mealani Mesa went 3 for 3 with two RBIs, while Lane and Shea Mesa each had a double and RBI. Heidi Jimenez and Samantha Jeffers added a hit apiece for the Lakers.

Stats were not available for the Greenville games, in which the Lakers played with just nine girls. Coach Mesa said due to academic ineligibility issues, he’ll have only eight players for the Lakers’ scheduled home doubleheader against Whittell on Saturday. The coach is not sure if North Tahoe’s home field will be dried out in time to host.