Truckee baseball comes up short at Sparks |

Truckee baseball comes up short at Sparks

The Truckee High baseball team dropped its first league game of the season, 8-5, at Sparks on Wednesday.

Truckee coach Mike Ellis said his team generated enough offense to win the game, outhitting the Railroaders 10-5, but a sloppy defensive effort allowed Sparks to put too many runs on the board.

“We’ve just got to get rid of the errors,” Ellis said. “They’re killing us. Guys need to suck it up and make plays.”

Truckee junior Justin Vosburgh pitched the first three innings and took the loss, and Maclane Brady came in and threw the last three.

Sparks scored two runs in the first inning, three in the second, two in the third and one in the fifth. Truckee scored twice in the first inning, and once in the fourth, fifth and sixth.

At the plate, Vosburgh led the way with a 4-for-4 performance that included three doubles and two RBIs. Trevor Allen went 2-for-3, Michael Fagan 1-for-3 with a triple and RBI, Brady Maclane 1-for-3 with two RBIs, John DePew 1-for-2 and Keven Sahlberg 1-for-3.

Vosburgh, Allen and Kevin Decker each had two stolen bases.

The Wolverines are now 0-1 in Northern 3A league play and 0-6 overall.

“Hopefully we can eliminate errors,” Ellis said. “We have a good team, but we’re just not playing like it.”

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