Boys baseball out of high school playoffs
The Truckee High baseball team lost two consecutive games to Lowry for an early exit in the first round of the best-of-three playoff series Friday and Saturday. The scores: 10-2 and 5-2.
“Well, we didn’t make it to state like we thought we should have, but I’m proud of all the guys,” Truckee coach Mike Ellis said. “I enjoyed coaching this season. I just wish we had made it further.”
Senior utility player Joe Lipnoski summarized the Wolverines’ shortcomings in the first loss.
“Mainly,” Lipnoski said, “we weren’t hitting when we needed to. We just could not get the hits with runners on base. And the umpires weren’t giving Kevin [Embertson] a lot of calls. He pitched a great game. It just didn’t work out.”
Lipnoski continued about the second game.
“The second game we played really good baseball,” he said. “We played error-less baseball for five innings. We were hitting the ball pretty good and we scored early. Then, we couldn’t keep scoring.”
Kevin Embertson, the Wolverines ace pitcher who took the loss in the first game, said there were multiple factors involved.
“It wasn’t so much one thing,” Embertson said, “it was more a lot of things going the wrong way.”