LaFerriere, Estabrook hit homers to push Truckee past Dayton
March 20, 2018
Back-to-back home runs by Derek LaFerriere and Joel Estabrook sparked a five-run third inning on Tuesday, March 20, as Truckee's baseball team took a 13-8 win over Dayton to take the regular season series over the Dust Devils.
Truckee fell behind by a run after the top of the first at Golden Eagle Sports Complex in Spark, Nev., but responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame to take a lead they'd never relinquish.
The Wolverines then extended their advantage to 6-1 the following inning, before Dayton bounced back with three runs in the top of the fourth.
Truckee put a pair of runners on in the bottom of the frame, and Tyler Estabrook hit a single to score a run. LaFerriere then came to the plate and hit a three-run home run, which was then followed by a solo shot from Joel Estabrook as Truckee plated five runners to take an 11-4 lead.
Dayton scored three more runs in the next inning, but wild pitching led to Tyler Ferrera scoring a run in the bottom of the frame. The Wolverines final run came an inning later when Colin Just hit a single to drive in Joel Estabrook.
Joel Estabrook led Truckee from the plate with a 3 for 4 performance and a pair of RBIs on the day. He also started the game on the mound for Truckee and went 3 2/3s innings with a pair of strikeouts and five earned runs. Spencer Edmondson and Shane Poe also drove in runs for Truckee.
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After being swept by Dayton last year, the Wolverines captured the series win over the Dust Devils, taking two of three games during the past two days.
Truckee (6-2, 2-1 Northern League) is now two wins away from matching last year's win total. The Wolverines are next scheduled to face Fernley in a doubleheader (3-5-1, 1-2 Northern League) on Friday, March 23, in Sparks, Nev., at the Golden Eagle Sports Complex.