Truckee softball wins big over Loyalton
The Truckee High softball team defeated Loyalton 15-4 in a nonleague game Tuesday.
“We hit the ball a lot better than we have in past games, and we cut down on the errors,” said Truckee coach Mitch Brown, who was pleased with his team’s effort.
Senior Morgan Womack started and pitched all five innings, as the game was cut short on the 10-run rule. Womack recorded nine strikeouts while walking three batters and giving up 13 hits, many of which were bloop singles, Brown said.
“She was throwing strikes and making them hit the ball,” the coach said, adding that on offense, “just about everybody hit the ball well.”
Senior Katie Reiswig led the way, going 3-for-4 with six RBIs on a double and triple. Annie Duner was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Cindy Brenes 2-for-2 with two RBIs, Natalya Jones 3-for-4, Katelyn Gadsby 2-for-4, Kaycie Jones 2-for-4, Womack 1-for-2 with two RBIs, and Chelsea Cordell 1-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs.
The Wolverines scored three runs in the first inning and one in the second before exploding for 11 in the fourth. Loyalton scored two runs in the first and second innings.
“I told the girls that that’s a start, but they can’t rest on it,” Brown said of the win. “They’ve got to build on it.”
Truckee had only nine players due to several injuries.
Truckee plays a doubleheader at Dayton on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.