Softball: Truckee swept by Manogue | SierraSun.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Softball: Truckee swept by Manogue

The Truckee softball team’s two-out comeback magic ended ” along with its season ” in a painful 8-7 loss at Bishop Manogue on May 15 in the NIAA 3A Northern League Softball Tournament.

Down 8-4 in its final at-bat, Truckee scored three runs after two batters struck out following a leadoff walk by Kelly Stephens. After Stephens scored on a throwing error by shortstop Beth Reedy, Amber Harder drew a walk to set up Julie Rohrback’s two-run double.

But Alycia Smith, Truckee’s leading hitter, flew out, and Manogue swept the best-of-three series to advance to the state championships.



Knowing it would have to play nearly flawless defense to beat Bishop Manogue in the series, the Truckee defense faltered ” committing 14 errors in its two defeats.

In a 9-2 loss on Friday, sloppy Truckee defense gave Manogue a five-run fifth inning and an eight-run lead.



The losses were especially tough for Harder, the lone senior on a young Truckee squad made up mostly of freshmen and sophomores. She inspired her teammates all year with her constant energy and understood her leadership role.

“You have to be up all the time,” she said. “When you’re down it’s like a virus that spreads through the whole team.”


Support Local Journalism

 

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User