Truckee baseball, softball win at Yerington
Justin Vosburgh threw another gem and the visiting Truckee High baseball team routed Yerington 12-1 in a Northern 3A league game on Wednesday.
The Wolverines won their seventh straight league contest to improve to 10-6 in the Northern 3A. Two league games remain, both against Yerington on Saturday. The Lions fell to 3-10.
Vosburgh ” also Truckee’s leading hitter with a .397 average ” pitched all seven innings, recording six strikeouts while allowing four hits, two walks and no earned runs. The junior has surrendered just one earned run in his past three starts.
Truckee ran all over the Lions on the basepaths, stealing seven bases on seven attempts.
Mike Ellis, Truckee’s head coach, said the team has stolen an NIAA-record 158 bases this season, breaking the previous mark of 146 set by the Wolverines in 2006.
Wednesday’s win also marked a milestone for Ellis, as Truckee had never before recorded 10 league wins during his four-year tenure.
“If we can win seven more from here on, we’ll be state champs,” Ellis said, looking ahead to postseason play.
Against Yerington, senior Keven Sahlberg ” Truckee second-leading hitter with a .388 average ” went 2 for 4 with a steal and an RBI. Junior Scott Mathot went 2 for 2 with an RBI and three runs, one of which came when he stole home with the Yerington pitcher throwing from the windup.
Michael Fagan was 1 for 1 with an RBI, Trevor Allen 1 for 2 with an RBI, Myles Allen 1 for 2 and John DePew 1 for 1. Pablo Esquivel had an RBI and two stolen bases and Maclane Brady scored two runs.
The Truckee High softball team defeated Yerington 7-3 in a Northern 3A league game on the road Wednesday.
Freshman Stacy Brenes pitched a complete game, striking out six hitters while giving up two hits and three walks.
Offensively, “everybody was seeing the ball, so that was super impressive,” said Truckee head coach Mitch Brown.
Sophomore catcher Chelsea Cordell led the way, going 3 for 4 with an RBI, while Brenes was 2 for 5 with two RBIs.
Amber Davy, Kaycie Jones, Morgan Womack and Katelyn Gadsby each had one hit for the Wolverines.
Truckee scored two runs in the second inning, four in the fourth and one in the fifth, while Yerington picked up one run in each of the last three innings.
“They fought the whole way,” Brown said of his players. “They did well. They made a few errors in the later innings, but not stuff I’m really worried about.
“They put pressure on them all seven innings, so I’ll take that every time.”
Truckee played without one of its leading offensive players, senior Katie Reiswig, who was sick. Brown said the Wolverines have struggled all season to field a complete team due to illnesses.
“If we can get healthy, we’ll be dangerous,” the coach said.
Both the baseball and softball teams host a doubleheader against Yerington on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The baseball team plays on the high school field and the softball team at Truckee River Regional Park.