Truckee baseball runs over Lowry
By the time the final damage toll was in, the Truckee High baseball team had amassed 60 runs to Lowry’s 11 during a three-game league series on Friday and Saturday.
The Wolverines won 18-0 on Friday, then took Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader 13-5 and Game 2 by a score of 29-16.
The sweep doubled the Wolverines’ win total in the Northern 3A, upping their record to 6-6. Truckee wraps up its league schedule with three games against Fernley ” which was swept by Lowry ” this week and three against Yerington on April 23 and 26.
Truckee junior Justin Vosburgh pitched a complete game one-hitter on Friday, striking out seven and walking six in five innings. The game was called after five innings on the 10-run mercy rule.
“He threw great,” Truckee head coach Mike Ellis said. “He was keeping the ball down and working it in and out. And he had his 12-to-6 curve working good.”
Senior Pablo Esquivel went 4 for 5 at the plate with two runs, four RBIs and a stolen base, and Keven Sahlberg was 3 for 4 with a double, triple, RBI and stolen base. Vosburgh was 2 for 5, Trevor Allen 1 for 3 with three runs and a stolen base (he stole home) and Michael Taylor 1 for 2 with an RBI.
On Saturday, Sahlberg started on the mound and went the distance in Game 1. He gave up three earned runs (Truckee had five errors) while walking six and recording 11 strikeouts.
Esquivel went 2 for 5 with two stolen bases, Sahlberg was 1 for 2 with an RBI, John DePew 1 for 4 with an RBI, Maclane Brady 1 for 2 with an RBI, Taylor 1 for 4 with an RBI, Scott Mathot 1 for 2 and Myles Allen 1 for 4 with two RBIs and a stolen base. Kevin Decker had an RBI, scored three runs and stole five bases, and Vosburgh scored two runs and has two stolen bases.
Truckee was a perfect 10 for 10 on stolen bases.
The Wolverines were even more impressive on the base paths in the second game of the doubleheader, as they were a perfect 18 for 18.
Vosburgh stole seven bases, Decker five and Esquivel three, while Sahlberg, Maclane and Travis Dwyer each had one.
At the plate, Truckee had 17 hits and eight doubles.
Dwyer went 4 for 5 with four RBIs and a double. Mathot was 3 for 4 with two doubles and four RBIs, DePew was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs, Myles Allen 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Sahlberg 2 for 6 with two RBIs, Decker 2 for 6 with two RBIs, Esquivel 1 for 6 with a double and RBI and Maclane 1 for 4 with an RBI and four runs.
Maclane, Taylor and Mathot pitched in that order.
Truckee plays at Fernley on Wednesday at 3 p.m.