Truckee softball gets feet wet
The Truckee High softball team went 0-2-2 in the preseason Yerington Tournament this past weekend.
Truckee coach Mitch Brown said he treated the tournament more as practice than competition, as it was the first time the Wolverines have seen an actual field this season. Besides the tournament, Truckee has played only in practice in the school gym.
“Any dirt time is good time,” Brown said, adding that the Wolverines may not have a true home game this season with all the snow.
Offensively, senior Katie Reiswig went 6-for-12 in the tournament, while teammate Chelsea Cordell was 5-for-7 and Stacy Brenes 5-for-10.
Defensively, Truckee committed many errors, Brown said, most of which came on throws. But with little practice time so far, the coach expected as much.
“We very easily could have won all four games,” Brown said. “We let every single game slip through our hands. But on the positive side, we also got better every game.”
Truckee led Battle Mountain 5-1 early in its first contest before allowing the Longhorns to score four runs and tie the game. Extra innings were not played in the tournament.
In Game 2, the Wolverines jumped out to a 3-0 lead before Bishop came back to take a 4-3 lead. Truckee scored one run in the bottom of the last inning to finish in a 4-4 tie.
Against Carlin, Truckee committed six errors en route to a 7-4 loss.
In a back-and-forth contest, the Wolverines lost 4-3 to Lowry in the only game against a 3A opponent.
Truckee used four different pitchers in the tournament, with each throwing one game.
Stacy Brenes pitched the first game, striking out four and walking four while allowing nine hits in five innings of work.
Rachel Zissimos pitched Game 2, striking out seven, walking six and hitting three batters while allowing two hits.
Morgan Womack threw the third game, striking out one, walking four and giving up three hits.
Hanna Zusy pitched the final game. She struck out three, walked one and allowed three hits.
“I wasn’t horribly disappointed,” Brown said of the overall results.