Dust Devils win two over Truckee softball
The Truckee High softball team lost both games of a doubleheader, 6-1 and 7-6, at Dayton on Saturday.
“It wasn’t good,” said Truckee head coach Mitch Brown, whose team fell to 0-4 in the Northern 3A (2-6-2 overall). “We’re getting better, but for some reason I think we’re afraid to win.”
The Dust Devils won Game 1 with just one earned run, as Truckee committed six errors behind senior pitcher Morgan Womack and sophomore Rachel Zissimos.
“Both Morgan and Rachel pitched well,” Brown said. “The defense let them down.”
Brown said the only highlights of the game for the Wolverines were the two hits by Chelsea Cordell and Amber Davy and the deep home run “smoked about 900 feet” by sophomore Kaycie Jones.
Game 2 went to extra innings, with Dayton winning it in the bottom half of the eighth off Zissimos, who pitched a complete game for the Wolverines.
The Dust Devils scored one run in the first inning, three in the third, one in the fifth, one in the sixth and the winner in the eighth, while Truckee scored all its runs in the fifth inning.
Jones again led the Truckee offense, smacking her second home run of the day and collecting three RBIs. Cindy Brenes and Cordell each had two hits and an RBI, while Davy drove in two runs and Katie Reiswig one run. Zissimos also had a hit.
“We took a step forward in getting better, but we’ve got to want the win,” Brown said. “I’m proud of them for making that step, but they need to put it all together if they want to make zones.”