North Tahoe-Truckee softball | Truckee pitching sharp in doubleheader
The Wolverines won both ends of their Mount Rose League doubleheader against North Tahoe by scores of 20-2 and 21-2 on Saturday.
Truckee went on to rout Incline 15-3 in another league game Monday to improve to 9-7-1 overall and 3-2 in league play.
In Game 1 against the Lakers, Truckee scored all its runs on only five hits as North Tahoe struggled with multiple walks.
The Lakers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning off of Truckee starter Krysta Murphy, who then settled in to pitch a solid game as her team gave her an early cushion with five runs in the bottom of the first. The Wolverines went on to score another three in the second, eight in the third and four in the fourth.
Murphy finished with six strikeouts while allowing three hits and two walks to pick up the win.
and#8220;Murphy pitched solid again (on Saturday),and#8221; said Truckee coach Martin Davy. and#8220;She’s in a groove, so that’s awesome to see.and#8221;
Natalya Jones contributed a triple to the Truckee win, while Samantha Safford, Cheyenne Acevedo, Jessie Jensen and Sage Parkhurst had one hit apiece.
Senior shortstop Tara Turpin hit a double for the Lakers, and Sierra Aildasani and Madison Martin each finished with one hit. Samantha Jeffers scored both North Tahoe runs and stole three bases. Aildasani had two stolen bases and Turpin one.
The Lakers again drew first blood in Game 2, scoring a pair of runs in the first inning before the Wolverines pulled away with a seven-run second and 10-run third.
Aside from the damage in the first inning, Truckee starter Katie Churchman pitched well through three innings, Davy said. She struck out three and walked four before freshman Breanna Weber came in and shut the door in the fourth and fifth innings. Weber issued only one walk while striking out three.
Martin and Jeffers recorded the only hits for the Lakers in the game as Tannyr Pasvantis and Heidi Jimenez scored the two runs in the first. Pasvantis, Jimenez and Jeffers each stole two bags, and Turpin swiped one.
The Wolverines had 10 hits total, with Stacy Brenes going 2 for 4 with two triples, Parkhurst going 2 for 2 with a double and triple, and Churchman also recording two hits. Acevedo, Bailey LeClair, Safford and Weber each had one hit, and Jones contributed a sacrifice fly.
UP NEXT: Truckee is scheduled to host South Tahoe in a Mount Rose League game Wednesday at Truckee River Regional Park, thanks to the efforts of John Shaffer clearing the snow off the field, Davy said. North Tahoe is scheduled to play Incline in a league series this week, with a game Wednesday and a twin bill Saturday.
Truckee’s offense wasted little time against Incline, as it scored two runs in the first inning and another seven in the second to take a big early lead.
The Wolverines went on to score at least one run in every inning except the fifth, while their pitching staff held Incline to just three runs in the fifth.
Murphy started and threw another gem, putting four scoreless innings in the books. She walked only two batters while striking out five. Weber, who came in at the start of the fifth, allowed a two-run home run to Grace Dolan, but only after a Truckee error that would have had the Wolverines out of the inning, Davy said. Weber then struck out five of the last six hitters she faced to preserve the win.
Murphy also swung a hot bat, finishing 3 for 4 with a triple, while Tracy Pearson was 2 for 3 and Acevedo 2 for 4. LeClair had a triple and Brenes a double. Parkhurst, Jones and Claire DePew each had a hit.
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