North Tahoe, Truckee softball | Tough losses in crossover tourneys
The Truckee and North Tahoe softball teams ran up against some stiff competition in their respective crossover tournaments last weekend.
Truckee was shut out in both games it played in its 3A tournament, losing 4-0 to Fernley and 12-0 to a juggernaut Fallon team that looks poised to repeat its state championship.
Fallon (15-3) defeated all three of its Mount Rose League opponents by a combined score of 47-0. The Greenwave, who returned all but one starter from last year’s team, shut out South Tahoe 15-0 and Sparks 20-0.
Against Truckee (5-5-1), Fallon starter Jill Pinder allowed only one hit to Claire DePew while striking out five in the five-inning game.
The Wolverines collected four hits against Fernley starter Kailey Daggitt, one apiece by Tori Simpson, Cheyenne Acevedo, Sage Parkhurst and Jordan Salas. Truckee starter Breanna Weber held the Vaqueros to one run through four innings before they broke through with three more in the fifth to secure the win. Truckee had three errors in the game.
North Tahoe fell 18-0 to Whittell, 12-0 to Yerington and 18-6 to Silver Stage in its 2A crossover tourney. North Tahoe head coach Eric Owens said the Lakers are beginning to pitch better, but their defense didn’t help by committing several errors.
and#8220;The girls are working hard and striving to get better, but it’s a day-to-day process,and#8221; Owens said.
UP NEXT: Truckee is scheduled to host a league doubleheader against Whittell on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. North Tahoe is scheduled to host a league doubleheader against Sparks at the same time. If the home fields are not dry enough, games will be played in Reno or Carson City instead.