North Tahoe softball | Lakers fall to Battle Mountain |

North Tahoe softball | Lakers fall to Battle Mountain

Staff report
North Tahoe shortstop Valencia Covell makes a play in a previous home game. The Lakers dropped a pair against Battle Mountain on Saturday.
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The North Tahoe softball team dropped both ends of a league series against visiting Battle Mountain on Saturday.

Battle Mountain improved to 6-6 with the 21-3 and 19-0 wins, placing the Longhorns in fourth in the Northern Division III standings, behind White Pine (12-1), Yerington (11-1) and Pershing County (8-4). Incline is fifth at 5-7. Only the top four teams advance to the regional postseason.

In Game 1, the Lakers (0-10) pushed across two runs in the second inning and another in the third. But the Longhorns struck for eight runs in the first inning and added four in the second, two in the third and seven in the fifth to end the game on the 10-run rule.

Junior Jade Harkness held North Tahoe to three hits while walking one and striking out three.

Battle Mountain scored in every inning of Game 2, starting with an eight-run first. North Tahoe managed three hits in the contest.

The Lakers, who played a league series at Silver Stage on Tuesday, end the regular season with a league doubleheader at Pershing County on Saturday and a home game against Whittell next Tuesday.