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Yankees sweep Tahoe Emeralds

Staff reports

The Nevada Yankees opened their season with a home-and-home sweep of the Tahoe Emeralds over the weekend.

The Yankees started the summer campaign in fine fashion with a 10-5 win Saturday night at Lampe Park.

On Sunday, Dennis Young’s squad traveled to South Lake Tahoe and defeated the Emeralds, 9-5.

“It was a pretty good weekend,” said Young, who played all 20 of his players in each game. “We found out a lot of things. We’re going to be OK. Our pitching is going to be real good and our offense is going to be OK.

“We need to work on the fundamentals and timing on defense, but that’s just a matter of playing together.”

Chris Cook led the way for the Yankees (2-0) at the plate on Saturday. He finished the game with two hits in five at-bats and knocked in two runs.

Beau Kruger, Joel Kruger and Shane Cauley each collected one hit. Beau Kruger scored two runs, Joel Kruger had an RBI and Cauley scored a run.

Cisco Mendez carried the big stick on Sunday. He was 4-for-5 with five RBI, including a solo home run in the third inning and a two-out single in the seventh that scored two runs.

Leadoff hitter Brady Ovard walked five times and scored four runs.

Cook was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Matt Carter, a junior at Coleville High School, pitched five solid innings on Sunday. He struck out three and walked one while allowing four hits.

Aaron Thacker turned in three innings of scoreless relief work to get the win. He struck out three and walked one.

Kevin Doyle picked up the save by pitching a scoreless ninth inning.

The Yankees’ next game will be on Saturday, June 17, against San Mateo at Lampe Park at 5 p.m.