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CV Juniors crush Truckee

by Chuck Smock

Andrew Andrews pitched a no-hitter and the Carson Valley Junior All-Stars pounded out 15 hits in a 20-0 win over Truckee in the first game of the District I tournament on Thursday at Lampe Park.

Andrews struck out seven batters in five innings to complete the first no-hitter of his career.

“I was trying to hold on to it and not screw it up,” said Andrews, who admitted there was some late-inning talk in the dugout about the possibility of a no-hitter. “I didn’t want to jinx myself by talking about it.”

Carson Valley took advantage of eight walks and five Truckee errors. Eight of Carson Valley’s runs scored on wild pitches or passed balls.

Carson Valley manager Rick Miller was able to get playing time and at least one at-bat for each of his 14 players

“They all were real hungry and they all worked hard to play,” Miller said. “I was glad to be able to get them all in.”

While Carson Valley jumped to a 5-0 lead with two runs in the first inning and three more in the second, a scoreless third inning worried Miller.

“I was waiting for that inning for them to get rid of the jitters,” he said. “The adrenaline was running rampant, but I would rather them be that way than to be lackadaisical.”

Carson Valley blew the game open with a 10-run fourth inning.

Andrews also did his share of damage at the plate. He was 4-for-5 with two triples and four RBI.

Denny Goldston had two hits and knocked in one run. Eric Olson collected a single, double, two walks and an RBI.

Luke Rippee finished with two singles and three walks.

Travis Baker, Brian DeMarta, Bryan Miller, James Bunting and Adam Johnson each had one hit for Carson Valley.

The CV Juniors played North Tahoe late Friday. The loser of that game will play Truckee in an elimination game today at 2 p.m. at Lampe Park. The championship game is scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m.