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Truckee 10-11 All-Stars win 6 straight to end District 1 tournament

Courtesy photoTruckee Little League's three all-star teams, with the 11-12 team to the right, the 10-11 team in the center and the 9-10s to the right. The 10-11s finished third in their age bracket at 6-2, the 9-10s finished fifth at 3-3 and the 11-12s also went 3-3.
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A pair of losses to open the Nevada District 1 All-Star Little League Tournament in Carson City did not sit well with the Truckee 10-11 All-Stars.

After losing 8-2 to Carson Valley and 6-5 to Reno National, the Truckee squad rattled off six consecutive wins to power out of the tournament with a third-place finish and#8212; the best result from any Truckee team in anyoneand#8217;s memory.

Not only did the Truckee All-Stars win six straight, they dominated in the process, outscoring opponents by a collective margin of 92-21 during the streak.



Truckeeand#8217;s manager, Tom Just, and coaches Ken Streit and Craig Wingard were awarded the Nevada District 1 Coaching Staff Award in the 10-11 division for their and#8220;approach, success and adhering to the philosophy of Little League baseball.and#8221;

Following their loss to Reno National, the Truckee All-Stars routed North Valleys by a score of 23-0 as pitchers Colin Just and Jack Wright combined for the shutout.



The Truckee squad then defeated Reno Continental 15-8, using six pitchers, before avenging an eliminating loss to North Tahoe the previous year with a 12-2 victory. Zarek Livak started and threw a solid game to earn the win against North Tahoe.

Next up was a solid Reno American team, which Truckee completely dismantled in a 28-5 romp. Pitchers Just, Cooper Davis, Turner Drummond and Marcus Bellon combined for the win.

After the Fourth of July holiday, the Truckee All-Stars were faced with the same Reno National team that beat them on June 29. But Truckee had different ideas this time, as starter Jake Streit threw shutout baseball en route to an 8-3 win.

That placed Truckee in the third-place game against Sparks Centennial, which resulted in a 6-3 Truckee win.

Truckee jumped out to the early lead, but Sparks kept threatening. In a tight game, pitchers Jamie Parisi, Davis and Bellon held Sparks to three runs, while also receiving some fine defense.

Late in the game, facing a bases-loaded situation with two outs, Davis ranged far to his left from his shortstop position to track down a hit up the middle. After reaching the ball on the run, he turned and made an impossible throw to first, where Just dug it out of the dirt for the third out and#8212; preserving the lead. Bellon shut down Sparks in the sixth to secure the win and third-place finish.

and#8212; Information for this article was submitted to swright@sierrasun.com.


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