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Baseball season ends at Spring Creek

The Truckee High baseball team lost two of three games to Spring Creek in the Northern 3A zone playoffs Friday and Saturday.

The Wolverines lost 13-3 on Friday before ending the Spartans’ nine-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory Saturday morning. Senior Ben Tonon pitched all seven innings in the win, striking out nine hitters and allowing two hits and one earned run.

Tonon started the third and deciding game, going four innings ” bringing his total on the day to 11 ” and striking out five while allowing three hits and three earned runs in the 8-7 loss. John Hooper, Paco Ruiz and Keven Sahlberg pitched in relief. With the score tied at 7 and a runner on second in the final half inning, Sahlberg got the loss on a Texas leaguer that dropped into shallow right field.



Truckee’s season was over.

“I’m more proud of them than anything,” Wolverines coach Mike Ellis said of his team. “It was a battle. It was intense.”



At the plate for the Wolverines in the first game, Jason Chapman was 1 for 3 with a home run, Scott Decker 1 for 3 with a stolen base and Kevin Flynn 2 for 2 with a double.

In Game 2, Chapman was 1 for 3 with two runs; Decker 1 for 4 with a double and two RBIs; Sahlberg 1 for 4; Hooper 2 for 3; Tonon 1 for 3 with a double; Andrew Mazzini 1 for 2 with a run; and Daniel Cramer 1 for 1.

In the third game, Chapman was 2 for 4 with a triple and an RBI; Decker 1 for 4 with a double and two runs; Sahlberg 2 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs; Hooper 1 for 4; Tonon 1 for 4 with a triple; and Mazzini 1 for 2.

Chapman hit safely in all 34 games this season, breaking the greater Nevada consecutive-game hit-streak record of 25 previously set by Galena’s Joe Hooft in 2000.


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