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Truckee softball: Wolverines split doubleheader against Yerington

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Submitted to the SunTruckee pitcher Rachel Zissimos throws to first to put out Yerington leadoff hitter Courtney Clifton in the first game of their doubleheader at Damonte Ranch High School on Saturday.

The Truckee High softball team split its doubleheader against league rival Yerington on Saturday and is now 1-2 in the Northern 3A.

Playing their home game at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno due to a snowed-in field, the Wolverines dropped the first game 4-3, but came back to take the second game 6-4.

In Game 1, after a scoreless first inning, the Lions jumped out to a four-run lead in the second on four hits and an error. Both teams kept the other in check through the next four and a half innings, as the Wolverines came to the plate in the bottom of the seventh down 4-0.

Truckeeand#8217;s Krista Murphy led off the inning, reaching base on an error. Miranda Baker singled, and Heather Fisher reached on another error to load the bases. Jesse Jensen then drove a fly to center to sacrifice in Truckeeand#8217;s first run.

After Tracy Pearson and Rachel Zissimos each also reached base on errors and pushed across two more runs with two outs, the Wolverine comeback fell short with a fly-out to right field.

Natalia Jones, Pearson, Kaycie Jones, Amber Davy and Baker each had one hit for Truckee.

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Zissimos pitched all seven innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out three.

The second game saw Truckee take the initial lead when Zissimos and Kaycie Jones singled and were driven in by Murphy on a two-RBI single in the first.

But like the first game, Yerington came back to score four runs in the second on three hits, a walk and an error.

That is all the Lions would get, though, as Zissimos went on to allow only three batters in each of the next four innings and helped herself out in the sixth by catching a liner and throwing to first to double up the runner and end the inning.

The Wolverines came back to tie it with two runs in the third, and took the lead for good in the fourth with a couple more.

Kaycie Jones led Truckee with three hits in the 6-4 win. Zissimos had two, while Pearson, Davy, Murphy and Baker each had one.

Zissimos also took the complete-game win in the second game, yielding four runs on six hits and a walk with a single strikeout.

Truckee plays Sparks on Wednesday in another league game.