Truckee Babe Ruth remains undefeated
The Truckee Red 13-year-old Babe Ruth team continued its winning ways by sweeping Carson City 8-7 and 11-3 to improve to 3-0 on the season.
Starting on the mound for Truckee in Game 1 was Tony Rodriguez, who stayed in control until he tired in the last inning. The inning started with what seemed to be a comfortable 8-3 lead, but walks, base hits and a fielding error soon had Truckee looking at a one-run lead with two outs and the bases loaded.
Trevor Auldridge came in to face Carson’s cleanup hitter, who hit a rocket to center field that was calmly hauled in by Brooks Hudson for the final out.
After a short break, Game 2 started with Carson jumping out to a 3-0 lead going into the fourth inning.
Auldridge came in for relief in the first inning when Truckee’s starting pitcher had trouble finding the strike zone. After Auldridge came in to pitch, only two Carson players reached base, one on a walk and one on a miscommunication in the infield on a pop fly.
Carson’s pitcher, who had only given up one hit and one walk in the first three innings, either tired or reached his limit on innings pitched because he was replaced in the fourth inning. Truckee pounced the new pitcher, scoring nine runs in the inning.
The game was called on time restrictions after Truckee, the home team, scored two more runs in the fifth and was still at bat.
Each Truckee player earned at least two bases between the two games. Hudson had a single and two walks, Kevin Andrews had three singles and two walks (just missing a bases-loaded extra-base hit when the wind blew the ball foul by the width of a baseball), Auldridge had two singles, two walks and a double and Rodriguez had a double.
Ty Englert had a single and two walks and the catcher in both games, Ryan Smith, had a single, walk and was hit by a pitch. Javier Virrey had a single and a walk and Max Collinson had three doubles, a single and a walk. Ethan Manseau had three walks and Shawn Howe had a single and two walks.
The Truckee Red 13-year-old Babe Ruth team (3-0) plays a doubleheader in Fallon on May 12 at noon.
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