Truckee softball | Wolverines sweep doubleheader against Incline |

Truckee softball | Wolverines sweep doubleheader against Incline

Sun Staff report

The Truckee softball team improved to 4-0 in Mount Rose League play with a doubleheader sweep, 16-9 and 14-6, against Incline on Saturday in Reno.

The Wolverines then found themselves on the short end of a 15-0 rout at Colfax in a nonleague game Monday to fall to 4-2-1 overall.

In Game 1 against the Highlanders, the Wolverines used a late surge to earn the comeback win. The Highlanders led 8-6 after five innings and 9-6 after their half of the sixth, but the Wolverines exploded for 10 runs in the bottom of the sixth to take over the lead and extend it to the final margin.

Kaite Churchman and Jackie Bolton each contributed two hits and three RBIs, while Cheyenne Acevedo also delivered three RBIs. Jessie Jensen finished with three hits and Claire DePew had two hits. Much of the Wolverines’ offense was generated by free passes, as Incline pitchers dealt 13 walks.

Sophomore Breanna Weber relieved starting pitcher Krysta Murphy after four innings and earned the win, recording three strikeouts along the way.

Weber started and pitched all seven innings of Game 2 to pick up her second win of the day as Murphy nursed a sore back. Incline managed a run in each of the first three innings before adding three in the sixth.

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Truckee gave Weber the early lead with a five-run first, then followed with a five-run third to take a commanding 10-3 lead. The Wolverines tacked on two more in the fourth and two in the sixth, taking advantage of the 11 walks and two hit batters issued by Incline pitchers.

Acevedo led the Truckee offense with three hits and four RBIs, while DePew, Jensen, Churchman and Sage Parkhurst had a hit apiece.