Truckee softball earns six-pack of honors
Six Truckee High softball players earned All-League recognition in 2008.
Senior Katie Reiswig was voted by Northern 3A coaches to the first team as a designated hitter, sophomore Chelsea Cordell made second team as a catcher and the Brenes sisters, Cindy and Stacy, earned honorable mention recognition along with Morgan Womack and Amber Davy.
Mackenzie Cole of Dayton was voted Most Valuable Player while Fernley’s Diane Chapin and Dayton’s Dusti Houk split the Coach-of-the-Year honor.
Katie Reiswig: A third-year varsity player and Truckee’s only returning first-team All-Leaguer, Reiswig had a distinct knack for squaring up pitches ” and they often traveled a long way. The senior outfielder and designated hitter led the Wolverines with a .702 slugging percentage while posting the team’s second-highest batting average, .456, and on-base percentage, .475. Truckee coach Mitch Brown said Reiswig, who hit both cleanup and third in the order, has a good eye at the plate to compliment the pop in her bat. In the outfield, she flashed “exceptional speed” running down fly balls.
Chelsea Cordell: Also honored on the All-League second team as a freshman last year, Cordell led Truckee this past season with a .459 batting average and a .484 on-base percentage. Her slugging percentage, at .639, was second only to Reiswig. Batting anywhere from second to fourth in the order, Cordell boasts a complete package of speed, athleticism and determination, her coach said. Perhaps her biggest strength was her “unbelievable desire to compete,” as the sophomore often played through pain behind the plate while always maintaining her focus.
Morgan Womack: Womack broke through her senior year to become the Wolverines’ No. 1 outfielder, using her speed and natural ability to track down fly balls “extremely well,” Brown said. A versatile player with a “great attitude” and “quiet demeanor,” Womack showed skill with the bat with her ability to bunt or slap for a base hit.
Cindy Brenes: Usually batting second in the order, the elder Brenes sister often was called on to advance the leadoff hitter (when she got on) by way of a bunt or slap. Despite all the sacrifice situations, the junior still finished in the neighborhood of 15 RBIs and struck out just eight times all year, Brown said. Brenes was a solid second baseman who never was afraid to get dirty. And she’s tough, her coach said, as she played all of her sophomore season with a broken finger.
Amber Davy: Coupled with Brenes at second base, the sophomore shortstop her junior teammate made for a reliable double-play combination up the middle. Davy is as dedicated as they come, Brown said, constantly working to improve all areas of her game while striving for defensive perfection. Batting between second and fifth in the order, Davy finished the season with a .370 average, a .500 slugging percentage and a .414 on-base percentage.
Stacy Brenes: Truckee’s fastest player, the younger Brenes sister did a fine job hitting leadoff her freshman season. She finished with a .300 average while posting a .400 slugging percentage and .417 on-base percentage. Brown said she also grew a lot as a pitcher, listening to coaching and learning to locate pitches and change speeds. When not pitching she held down the third-base position.
MVP: Mackenzie Cole, Dayton
Co-Coach of the Year: Diane Chapin, Fernley; Dusti Houk, Dayton
P Sara Mello, Fernley, Sr
P Jordan Garcia, Spring Creek, Fr
C Sevreana Johnson, Fernley, Jr
1B Masie Kemp, Lowry, Jr
2B Frances Estrada, Fernley, Sr
3B Breann DeHaven, Dayton, Jr
SS Jayme King, Fernley, Jr
OF Nikole Whitney, Fernley, Jr
OF Meg Harasymczuk, Spring Creek, Sr
OF Brittany Hill, Dayton, Sr
UT Lynnsey Johnson, Lowry, So
DH Katie Reiswig, Truckee, Sr
P Lexi Gonzalez, Lowry, Jr
P Sierra Barnwell, Dayton, Sr
C Chelsea Cordell, Truckee, So
1B Lacy Rider, Spring Creek, Jr
1B Melissa Goetz, Dayton, Jr
2B Caitlyn Pallach, Spring Creek, Sr
3B Jessica Perry, Sparks, Sr
SS Chelsey Pallach, Spring Creek, Sr
OF Seandra Beck, Fernley, So
OF Alex Roberts, Yerington, Fr
OF Roberta Porter, Sparks, Sr
OF Missy McKinnon, Lowry, Jr
OF Brittany Burrows, Dayton, Jr
UT Lisa Emery, Yerington, Sr
DH Allison Tallman, Sparks, So
P Kayla McCollum, Fernley, So
P Sabrina Martinez, Sparks, Jr
C Dana Pardovich, Lowry, Fr
1B Savannah Carlo, Lowry, Sr
2B Kristina Avilla, Sparks, So
3B Stacy Brenes, Truckee, Fr
SS Amber Davy, Truckee, So
OF Devon Marcille, Spring Creek, Jr
OF Melissa Coyle, Dayton, Jr
OF Trinity Thom, Yerington, So
OF Katie Hippert, Sparks , So
OF Morgan Womack, Truckee, Sr
2B Cindy Brenes Truckee Jr
OF Lauren Miller, Lowry, Jr
UT Angela Dennis, Lowry, Sr
DH Janna Ylimaki, Spring Creek, Sr
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