Truckee Babe Ruth ends its regular season
The Truckee Prep Red Babe Ruth team capped is season with a sweep of Truckee Grey, 4-1 and 10-2, this past weekend. The Red team finished its season with a 16-2 record.
Truckee Grey got on the board first in Game 1, leading off the second with a walk and ultimately scoring after several Red errors.
Truckee Red evened the score in the fourth when Trevor Auldridge led off with a double, stole third and scored on Max Collinson’s ground out. Tony Rodriguez then tripled but was stranded at third.
Buranzan, the starting pitcher for the Red team, reached his maximum innings for the week before handing the ball to Tony Rodriguez, who kept the Grey team scoreless the remainder of the game. The two Red pitchers gave up four hits in the game.
Max Szekely pitched well for the Grey team but did not have enough run support.
In the fifth, Shawn Howe started a rally for the Red team with a single. He scored the go-ahead run and was quickly followed by Buranzan and Ethan Manseau with two insurance runs.
In the second contest, Trevor Auldridge pitched a complete-game four-hitter for the Red team.
Luke Theis started for the Grey team and then yielded to Steven Baker. Once again, the Grey team scored first, plating Brooks Hudson and Austin McWhinney in the first inning.
The Red squad responded by scoring Buranzan in the bottom of the first. Red then scored Rodriguez, Javier Virrey, Manseau and Buranzan in the second, Virrey, Buranzan and Auldridge in the fourth and Collinson and Kevin Andrews in the fifth.
Truckee Red manager Brent Collinson said after the game that it was a great season for his team, noting the hard work of his players and coaches, Bill Auldridge, Donald Smith and Ron Allen.
The entire Red team was nominated and considered for the all-star team, but with Truckee being allowed to send only one team to the tournament, the top players from both teams will be combined.
“It was great fun competing against the Grey team, but now we combine the two and work together to see how far we can go in the state tournament,” Collinson said.
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