JV softball goes out with wins | SierraSun.com

JV softball goes out with wins

The Truckee High junior varsity softball team capped its season by sweeping its fifth consecutive league doubleheader against Sparks on Saturday, winning 9-8 and 5-3.

The Wolverines seemed to be in for an easy victory in Game 1 after jumping out to a 6-1 lead after two innings. But the Railroaders began to claw their way back with four runs in the top of the fifth and another three in the sixth, in large part due to Truckee errors.

With the score tied at eight runs apiece and the game’s time limit upon them, the Wolverines needed a run to ensure the victory.

Truckee batters Hannah Zusy and Allee Macrorie were each hit by a pitch, putting the winning run at second. Hailey Petzoldt then drove in Zusy with the game-winning hit.

The Wolverines took what they were given at the plate, scoring nine runs on five hits, eight walks and six hit-by-pitches.

Game 2 featured the pitching of Zusy, who shut out the Railroaders for the first five innings. Zusy was exactly what the Wolverines needed, as they only had one run of their own through four innings.

But by scoring three runs in the fifth and an insurance run in the sixth, Truckee held on for the 5-3 victory.

For the day, Zusy led Truckee at the plate with three hits. Katelyn Gadsby had two hits, and Ashlyn Aulwurm, Heather Fisher, Macrorie, Lauryl Rudolph and Petzoldt each had one.

Zusy also pitched all 13 innings for the Wolverines, surrendering 23 hits, walking eight and striking out eight. Battery mate Ashley McKechnie had a couple of caught fly balls and threw out several runners.

Truckee finished the season 13-1 in league and 13-3 overall.-

“The only thing more fun than coaching these girls is watching them play,” Randy Fisher, Truckee’s head coach, said. “These girls made the school and the town proud with their play all year.”

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