Truckee softball tops Portola
The Truckee High softball team defeated Portola 10-6 in a nonleague game played at Reed High School on Monday.
Stacy Brenes led the Wolverines offensively, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and an RBI. Katie Reiswig went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs and Cindy Brenes was 2-for-4 with a double, triple and RBI.
Other Truckee players who contributed hits were Annie Duner, Kaycie Jones, Nataliya Jones and Rachel Zissimos. Zissimos and Jones had two RBIs apiece.
Truckee pitchers allowed only one hit but gave up 12 walks and hit two batters. The Wolverines also committed a number of errors, coach Mitch Brown said. In the fifth inning, Portola scored five runs by capitalizing on a combination of walks and errors.
Senior Morgan Womack started and pitched three innings before Zissimos came in for relief and Stacy Brenes closed out the game, striking out four in two innings.
The Wolverines scored one run in the first inning, four in the third, one in the fourth and four in the sixth.
“I was definitely happy with (the results), but we started slow,” Brown said. “The team was flat until the third inning. Then fired up.”
Brown said Jones, a freshman second baseman and outfielder, had the highlight of the day for Truckee when she laid down a perfectly placed bunt for an RBI base hit. She then stole second and scored on a triple by Zissimos.
The Truckee High junior varsity softball team picked up where it left off last year.
Returning five players from its 13-3, 2007 division champion squad, the Wolverines defeated Portola 17-5 in five innings after the 10-run rule was called.
Returning pitcher Hannah Zusy threw a one-hitter, striking out seven while giving up three walks.
Miranda Baker slugged her way to seven RBIs. After stretching a Texas leaguer into an inside-the-park home run, she demonstrated that it was no fluke in the fifth with a shot to left field that allowed her to circle the bases again.
Heather Fisher also had a home run while going 2-for-3 on the day. Zusy led the team with four hits.