North Tahoe softball: Lakers run into stiff competition in final regular-season doubleheader |

North Tahoe softball: Lakers run into stiff competition in final regular-season doubleheader

North Tahoe lost both games of their final league doubleheader, 20-4, 18-5, against second-place Silver Stage (8-2) on Tuesday.

The games, scheduled to be played in Tahoe City last Saturday, were postponed due to rain and held in Carson City.

With the losses the Lakers fell to 5-7 (10-10-2 overall) and into fifth place in the Northern 2A ” currently the odd team out of the regional postseason tournament. But hope remains.

If fourth-place Incline (5-5) loses both games of its home doubleheader Saturday against Battle Mountain, which is undefeated at 10-0 in league, North Tahoe and Incline will play a one-game tiebreaker for the fourth and final playoff seed, said Lakers head coach Richard Mesa. The Lakers and Highlanders split on April 25.

On Tuesday seniors Christina Lane and Shannon Stack led the Lakers offensively, with Lane going 3 for 3 with two doubles and three RBIs in Game 1 and Stack going 5 for 6 on the day with an RBI.

Lakers senior Shea Mesa pitched a complete game in the opener, striking out seven and walking four against a potent Silver Stage offense. Lane pitched Game 2, striking out four and walking eight.

Game 1 ” Hilary Stoner 1-3; Shannon Stack 3-3; Christina Lane 3-3, 2 2B, 3 RBI; Mealani Mesa 1-3; Tara Turpin 2-3.

Game 2 ” Shea Mesa 1-4; Hilary Stoner 2-3, RBI; Shannon Stack 2-3, RBI; Mealani Mesa 1-3, 2 RBI; Tara Turpin 2-3; Heidi Jimenez 2-3.

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