Truckee softball salvages a win at Lowry
April 14, 2008
The Truckee High softball team finished 1-2 in a three-game league series at Lowry this past weekend.
The Buckaroos won 4-3 on Friday and took the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, 6-2. The Wolverines then came back to win the final game by a score of 5-3 behind a complete game from sophomore pitcher Rachel Zissimos.
Truckee is now 3-10 in the Northern 3A with six league games left ” three against Fernley this week and three against Yerington on April 23 and 26.
Game 1 was nearly in the bag for the visiting Wolverines, who took a 3-2 lead after a three-run fifth inning. But the Buckaroos scored one run in each of the last two innings to earn the win.
Truckee senior Katie Reiswig went 3 for 4 with an RBI, and sophomore Chelsea Cordell was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Cindy Brenes, Kaycie Jones and Stacy Brenes each had one hit and Jaime Raber an RBI.
Stacy Brenes started on the mound for the Wolverines, and Zissimos threw the final innings.
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In the morning game of Saturday’s doubleheader, Truckee coach Mitch Brown said the Wolverines seemed flat from the get-go. It showed at the plate, as Truckee had only three hits. Reiswig was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Katelyn Gadsby was 1 for 3.
“It was the most frustrating game,” Brown said, explaining that Truckee hitters were retired 1-2-3 several innings. “We played horribly ” acted like we didn’t want to be there.”
Stacy Brenes started and was relieved by Zissimos.
The Wolverines turned it around in the final game, scoring two runs in the third and three in the sixth and then holding onto the win by way of stellar defense, Brown said.
“Defensively, that game was off the hook,” the coach said. “We had three double plays. It was absolutely unreal ” very impressive.”
Reiswig again led the way with the bat, going 3 for 4 to finish the weekend 8 for 11 overall. Cindy Brenes was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, and Stacy Brenes and Amber Duner each had one hit. Duner’s hit was a double that drove in two runs. Natalya Jones also had an RBI.
From behind the plate, Cordell threw out seven runners on the weekend.
The Truckee High JV softball team dropped both games of a doubleheader against Lowry at Truckee’s Regional Park on Saturday.
The 17-5 loss in Game 1 was largely due to Truckee’s inconsistent pitching and five early errors in the field. Falling behind 9-1 after two innings, the Wolverines found it difficult to make up the difference while battling perhaps the fastest pitcher they’ve seen all season.
The defensive highlight of the game was when Bailey LeClair caught a hard-hit line drive and threw to Heather Fisher at first to double off the runner.
After being dominated in the first game, Truckee was determined not to let the second game get away from them.
The Wolverines went up early, leading 7-2 after two innings. But the Buckaroos steadily made up ground and held a 9-8 lead as Truckee entered the bottom of the seventh inning.
Clair DePew drew a leadoff walk and Sam Safford hit a single to right-center to drive DePew home and force extra innings.
After both teams were held scoreless in the eighth, Lowry was able to put two runs across in the top of the ninth. Truckee was unable to put a runner on base in the bottom half and dropped the game 11-9.
Miranda Baker pitched nearly 14 innings on the day, striking out four while giving up 21 runs on 16 hits.
LeClair, Baker and Ashley McKechnie led the Wolverine hitters with three hits each on the day, while Megan Falk and Fisher each had two. All Truckee hitters had at least one hit on the day.
Truckee is now 11-4 overall and 5-3 in league and plays a nonleague doubleheader against Quincy on Monday at Regional Park at 1 p.m.