THS baseball splits double-header, gets snowed-out
A roller coaster Friday was a tough swallow for the Truckee High baseball squad and then on Tuesday, in hopes of having their first actual home games against Dayton, the games were snowed out.
In the first game, the Wolverines rallied by JR Murphy’s 1-run, seven-strikeout performance for an 11-1 win in the first game.
After the excitement of the first game, they had trouble getting back into focus in the second game and lost 5-8.
“We were excited about the win and we came back a little flat,” coach Jason Estabrook said. “We had to finish the business at hand.”
Jacob Bohart gave up four runs in the first then Greg Gadsby took over, but it was too little too late.
“It was a good win, a team win. All cylinders were pumping,” Estabrook said. “We all played well. I was just real pleased with everything. It was a great team win.”
Then on Tuesday, Estabrook and squad were hoping against hope that the storm would hold off just one more day, but their wishes weren’t granted. The storm came and caused their first home game of the season to be cancelled.
“We’re just coming into our own on understanding how good we can be,” Estabrook said.
In the first game, Kevin went two of three with a double and a homerun, James Ward was two of three with a bunt and a single. In the second game, Shane Wright hit three singles in three tries.
“I was just real happy with the first game’s performance,” Estabrook said. “Defensively, we played well. We made only one error. We should have won the second game, but unless the score shows you’re ahead at the end, you don’t win.”
Up next is a double header in Fernley on Friday, as Estabrook is looking for a pitcher to step up and claim the number two spot, possibly between Gadsby, Bohart and Kevin Schlesinger.
“JR’s dominating but we looking for a number two pitcher,” he said.
Hopefully, the weather won’t affect the games.
“It’s the nature of the game up here in the mountains,” he said. “You just have to be patient.”
Tuesday’s rained-out double-header will be made up at a later date.”
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