Truckee softball loses two at Sparks |

Truckee softball loses two at Sparks

Sun Staff reports

The Truckee High softball team dropped both games of a league doubleheader at Sparks on Monday, losing 7-2 and 18-8.

Sparks completed the three-game season series sweep while Truckee fell to 0-6 in the Northern 3A. The Wolverines also lost three games against Dayton.

Truckee coach Mitch Brown has not been happy with his team’s effort in league play so far, saying the Wolverines could easily be 5-1 instead of 0-6. Brown was particularly perturbed with Monday’s outcome.

“I am extremely disappointed,” the coach said, adding that Truckee committed eight errors on the day. … “We work really hard in practice, but then when we get on the field we can’t apply what we learn. They’re all good kids, but we just need to refocus our effort.”

Morgan Womack started Game 1 and threw two innings before Rachel Zissimos came in for relief. Zissimos pitched all five innings of Game 2, which was called early due to the 10-run rule.

At the plate, Katie Reiswig and Chelsea Cordell led the Wolverines in both games. In the first contest Reiswig went 3 for 3 with a double and Cordell was 2 for 4. Stacy Brenes, Amber Davy and Katelyn Gadsby each had one hit. Gadsby’s was a triple.

Reiswig and Cordell each were 3 for 4 with a double in Game 2, while Davy, Natalya Jones and Kaycie Jones each went 2 for 4.

The Wolverines scored five runs in the top half of the sixth inning of the second game to pull to within 10-8. But the Railroaders answered in the bottom half with eight runs of their own to end the game on the mercy rule.

“We’re getting better,” Brown said, “but we’re just not stepping up to the challenge.”