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Truckee baseball splits at Dayton

Sun Staff reports

The Truckee High baseball team split a league doubleheader at Dayton on Saturday, winning the first game 9-6 and losing the second 7-1.

The Wolverines are now 2-4 in the Northern 3A and Dayton is 5-1.

Senior Keven Sahlberg, Truckee’s No. 1 starter, effectively shut down the red-hot Dust Devils, who had outscored league opponents 77-15 their first four games.

Sahlberg struck out 14 Dayton hitters while issuing five walks and allowing nine hits. He also worked out of trouble consistently, stranding 11 runners on base.

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“He pitched great,” said Truckee head coach Mike Ellis. “He really stepped up.”

Truckee used a balanced offensive effort to accumulate its nine runs, as seven players had hits and five had RBIs.

Justin Vosburgh went 3 for 3 with an RBI, Trevor Allen was 2 for 4 with an RBI, Kevin Decker 2 for 5 with two doubles and an RBI, Sahlberg 1 for 4 with an RBI, John DePew 1 for 3 with an RBI, Pablo Esquivel 1 for 4 and Myles Allen 1 for 1.

Vosburgh pitched the distance in Game 2. Ellis said he threw a good game, allowing just three earned runs on nine hits.

At the plate, Esquivel went 3 for 4, Sahlberg 2 for 3, Decker 1 for 3 with a double and Michael Taylor 1 for 3.

In a nonleague game on Thursday, the Wolverines lost 10-4 at Colfax.


 

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