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Truckee softball: Wolverines drop both ends of doubleheader at Sparks

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Submitted to the SunTruckee catcher Kaycie Jones forces out a Sparks runner at home before throwing to first for the 5-4-3 double play in the second game of the Wolverines' doubleheader Saturday.

The Truckee High varsity softball team dropped both ends of its doubleheader at Sparks on Saturday by scores of 4-3 and 8-4. Truckee is now 2-4 in league play.

Game 1 saw the Railroaders take the first lead with a run in the third. But the Wolverines came back with three runs of their own in the fifth on doubles by Ashley McKechnie and Natalya Jones, singles by Tracy Pearson and Amber Davy, and a sacrifice fly by Kaycie Jones.

Sparks plated another run in the bottom of the fifth, but the Wolverines held the lead, 3-2, entering the Railroadersand#8217; last chance in the bottom of the seventh.

Sparks began the inning with a hit and a walk. Another single and a combination of Truckee errors allowed the Railroaders to plate the tying and winning runs.

Krysta Murphy threw 6 and 2/3 strong innings for the Wolverines, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out six. Davy led Truckee at the plate with two hits and an RBI.

In Game 2, Sparks jumped out to an early 6-0 lead in the first. Davy, now pitching for Truckee, saw little help from her defense, which committed three errors in the inning.

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Miranda Baker came on in relief in the second inning, and went on to pitch the remaining five innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, two walks and two hit batters, while striking out three.

Truckee came back with a run in the third and three in the seventh, but it wasn’t enough as the Railroaders held on for the 8-4 win.

Davy again led Truckee at the plate, going 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. Pearson was also 2 for 4 with a double and one RBI.

UP NEXT: Truckee was scheduled to host Dayton on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Regional Park.