Truckee baseball: Wolverines sweep Yerington, improve to 3-0 |

Truckee baseball: Wolverines sweep Yerington, improve to 3-0

Sun Staff report

The Wolverines swept both games of a doubleheader against Yerington, 6-5 and 9-5, on Saturday to improve to 3-0 in Northern 3A league play.

Senior Brian Matthew threw complete game to earn the win in the opener, while James DePew started and picked up the win in Game 2. The scheduled and#8220;homeand#8221; games were held at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno due to snow on the Wolverines’ field.

Truckee head coach Mike Ellis said Matthew was and#8220;lights outand#8221; from the mound, as he ran into trouble only in the first inning when Truckee committed a number of errors behind him.

and#8220;We booted the ball around in the first inning when he should have been out of it,and#8221; Ellis said, explaining how the Lions scored all five runs in the first, including a couple on a two-run homer by their cleanup hitter. and#8220;Other than that they didn’t even come close to touching him.and#8221;

Matthew finished with nine strikeouts while allowing six hits and two walks in seven innings. Only two of the five runs were earned.

Offensively, six Truckee players had one hit apiece, with Matthew driving in the go-ahead run with a base hit in the sixth inning. Morgan Nevin and Matt Theis each had a double, while Theis, Matthew, Brett Russon and Jared McDonnell each had an RBI, and DePew had two RBI. Matthew was 2 for 2 in stolen base attempts.

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Truckee started off hot in the second game, scoring four runs in the first, another in the second and three more in the fourth en route to the win. The Wolverines also made more noise from the plate, as they amassed 14 hits and finished nine of 10 in stolen bases.

DePew went 4 2/3 innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks while recording six strikeouts. Senior Ryan Zusy allowed two runs while earning the save, as he gave up four hits and two walks and struck out two.

Maclane Brady went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBI, Matthew was 3 for 4 with an RBI, Tanner Churich was 2 for 2 with two RBI, and Jordan Deiro was 2 for 4 with a double. Zusy, Theis, DePew, Sam Allen and Ben Bolton each had one hit. Deiro and Churich each had two stolen bases.