Truckee baseball: Wolverines enter playoffs on 14-game win streak
May 7, 2010
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Truckee baseball team wrapped up its regular season with a couple of nonleague wins against Portola and Whittell this past week to finish with an overall record of 24-6.
The Wolverines, who swept three games from Fernley last weekend to finish 16-2 in league play, will enter the Northern 3A regional tournament as the No. 1 seed. The rest of the league still has three more regular-season games this weekend.
Truckee will host the No. 6 seed in the regional playoff May 14-15. The winner of the three-game series advances to the state championship tournament May 20-22 in Reno.
Led by a potent offense, the Wolverines powered out of the regular season with a 13-4 win against Portola on Monday and a 14-4 win against Whittell on Tuesday and#8212; marking their 14th straight win.
Maclane Brady continued his torrid offensive pace against the Warriors, as the senior went 2 for 4 while connecting for his league-leading ninth home run of the season. Truckee had 17 hits in the game, which ended in the bottom of the sixth on the 10-run mercy rule.
Jordan Deiro and Ben Bolton each had four hits in the game, with Bolton contributing four RBI and Deiro two, and Brian Matthew had three hits and two RBI. Ryan Zusy, Jared McDonnell, James DePew and Steven Baker each had one hit.
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DePew started on the mound and went the distance. The junior struck out nine in six innings while allowing three earned runs on five hits and one walk.
It was only the third loss of the season for Whittell, which leads the Northern 2A with a 9-1 league record, and 22-3 overall.
Against Portola the previous day, DePew hit his second home run of the year and finished with four RBI and two runs scored. Zusy, Deiro, Sam Allen and Bolton each had two hits, while Tanner Churich and McDonnell had a hit a apiece.
McDonnell started and went five innings before Morgan Nevin came in for relief. McDonnell allowed three earned runs on five hits and a walk while striking out four. Nevin surrendered one hit and a walk and struck out three in two scoreless innings.
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