Baseball loses to Fernley
Despite a double-header loss against Fernley last weekend, Wolverine varsity baseball coach Jason Estabrook and his team remain confident about their game.
Currently 8-1 in league play and 14-2 overall, the Fernley Vaqueros come fully equipped with some of the best pitching in the region and delivered two blows to the Wolverine’s momentum on Saturday.
Truckee lost 3-4 in game one and 10-5 in the second, yet played smart ball the entire 14 innings. Junior TJ Dwyer remained on the mound for the first seven long ones for the Wolverines, before retiring to first base in game two. Dwyer’s presence at the helm kept the Wolverines in play throughout the first game, enjoying a 2-0 lead heading into the fifth inning.
Fernley answered back in the fifth with three runs, going up by one as the game narrowed to two remaining innings. The Vaqueros added another to their lead in the sixth and held TTHS to one run in the seventh, with two Wolverine runners left on base to fall 4-3.
“Even though we lost, I was really pleased with the team’s performance both mentally and physically. Fernley is an excellent team and we gave them a good game,” Estabrook said.
Truckee applied pressure once again throughout the first four innings of the day’s second match-up, sitting at an 8-5 deficit at the top of the fifth. Fielding errors and an overall lack of focus resulted in two more unanswered runs by the Vaqueros to end the day with a 10-5 defeat for the Wolverines.
“We are still working on learning how to win,” added Estabrook.
Due to lingering snow from last weekend’s storm, Tuesday’s scheduled home game was moved down to Manogue where the Wolverines faced a tough Miner field.
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