Truckee JV baseball, softball sweeps Sparks
The Truckee High junior varsity baseball team won both games of a doubleheader against Sparks at Governors Bowl in Reno on Saturday.Truckee won the first game 4-3 before routing the Railroaders 17-7 in the second contest.Ryan Zusy started Game 1 for Truckee. He pitched the full seven innings, allowing just two hits and one earned run while walking one and recording six strikeouts.With the bats, Ricky Cooper went 1-for-4 with two runs and four stolen bases, and James DePew went 1-for-3 with an RBI. With one out and the game tied in the seventh inning, Matt Theis laid down a squeeze bunt to score Ricky Cooper on a close play at the plate for an exciting win.This game did not go as well as planned, said Truckee coach Matt Carlson. Our bats were slow and we could not get a hit to save our lives. Though Cooper scared me on his way into home, it worked out and gave us the win.Shane Fisher pitched the full six innings the second game to get the win. Fisher faced 35 batters, giving up eight hits and three walks while striking out seven. Offensively, Truckee took control, hitting for a team average of .463. Zusy led the team by going 3-for-5 with two RBIs, a double, a stolen base and three runs. Brian Matthew went 3-for-5 with a stolen base, Tanner Churich was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a stolen base and Shane Fisher 2-for-4 with three runs and a stolen base. Jared McDonnell hit .500 in the game, knocking in two RBIs.They played as expected in the second game, Carlson said of his players. The bats finally warmed up and we finished the day strong. I am proud of the way we came back from a tight first game to show how strong our team really is.
The Truckee High junior varsity softball team swept a doubleheader at Sparks on Saturday.In the first game, the Wolverines capitalized on 10 Sparks errors to win 19-3 in three innings because the game was called because of the time limit. Truckee got off to a fast start in the first inning, scoring 12 runs on just two hits and nearly batting around twice.Wolverine pitcher Rachel Zissimos threw all three innings, striking out six while giving up just a single hit and three walks.Zissimos and Sam Safford led the Truckee offense with two hits each.In Game 2, after a slow start, the Wolverines batted around in the third, plating seven runs en route to a 10-3 win.Miranda Baker led Truckee, going 3-for-3 at the plate. Zissimos was again solid on the mound, striking out nine over five innings while giving up just two hits.Truckee is now 2-0 in league and 3-0 overall.