Ball teams nearing postseason
Playoffs are near, and the Truckee and North Tahoe high baseball and softball teams are all in good position to make the cut.
The Wolverines wrapped up Northern 3A league play with doubleheader sweeps against Yerington this past weekend. Truckee baseball improved its final regular season record to 12-6, which currently puts the Wolverines in third place. The softball team finished at 9-9, which is good enough for fifth place for the time being.
Both teams ended league play a full week ahead of the rest of the league.
With this year’s new postseason format, six of the seven Northern 3A teams are allowed in. So both Truckee teams have secured a berth.
In baseball, Dayton and Spring Creek are tied atop the standings with 12-3 records. Dayton ends league play at Yerington (3-12) on Saturday, and Spring Creek ends at Lowry (4-11) the same day.
Fernley, which is in seventh, and last, place at 2-13, ends its season at Sparks (9-6) on Saturday. Yerington currently is holding the final playoff spot.
Teams will be seeded after Saturday’s games, with the highest seeds hosting.
In softball, Fernley leads the league with a 13-2 mark. Dayton is second with a 12-3 record, followed by Spring Creek (8-7), Lowry (8-7), Truckee (9-9), Yerington (3-12) and Sparks (1-14). Sparks forfeited five wins ” three of which came against the Wolverines ” because of ineligible player issues.
Fernley wraps up its season with a doubleheader at Sparks on Saturday, while Dayton ends at Yerington and Spring Creek at Lowry.
North Tahoe baseball and softball each won both ends of a doubleheader against Mineral County (also called Hawthorne) this past weekend.
The baseball team is now 4-6 and the softball team 2-6, both with two games remaining against Whittell on Friday.
On the baseball side, Pershing County (Lovelock), which is done with league play, leads the league with a perfect 12-0 record. Silver Stage is second at 8-2, followed by Battle Mountain (6-4), North Tahoe (4-6), Mineral County (4-6), Whittell (2-8) and ROP (0-10).
Silver Stage plays at ROP this weekend and Battle Mountain ends at Mineral County.
The Lakers will secure a berth with one win against Whittell.
In softball, Battle Mountain sits atop the standings at 8-0. Silver Stage is second (8-2), then Pershing County (6-4), North Tahoe (2-6), Whittell (2-6) and Mineral County (0-8).
Battle Mountain finished its season at Mineral County on Saturday, and Silver Stage and Pershing County are done.
The final playoff seed comes down to Friday’s doubleheader between North Tahoe and Whittell.
The Lakers end their regular seasons against Whittell on Friday. The softball team plays at Zephyr Cove Park and the baseball team at Lampe Park in Carson City. Games are at 1 and 3 p.m.
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