Truckee baseball | First-place Indians take three from Wolverines
Northern Division I-A standings
Elko 13-4 16-6
South Tahoe 12-4 14-7
Fallon 11-3 11-8
Spring Creek 9-5 12-6
Sparks 8-8 12-8
Fernley 7-7 10-8
Dayton 3-10 3-10
Lowry 3-12 5-14
Truckee 0-14 1-17
Truckee is scheduled to host a league game against Sparks on Tuesday at 3 p.m. and a three-game league series against Lowry on Friday (3 p.m.) and Saturday (11 a.m., 1 p.m.).
The Truckee baseball team is still seeking its first league win after being swept by first-place Elko, 8-1, 7-1 and 8-2, this past Friday and Saturday.
The Indians, at 13-4, lead South Tahoe (12-4) atop the Northern Division I-A standings. They are followed by Fallon (11-3) and Spring Creek (9-5).
Truckee (0-14) has completed its season series against the league’s top four teams and has 10 games remaining against Sparks (8-8), Fernley (7-7), Dayton (3-10) and Lowry (3-12).
The Wolverines and Indians played a doubleheader Friday. In the opener, Elko junior Brenden Yocum held Truckee scoreless through six innings in a complete-game victory.
Truckee, which broke through with a run in the seventh, managed only four hits — two apiece by Bradley VanSchoonhoven and Cam Hollabaugh. Joey Gravel had Truckee’s only RBI.
The Wolverines committed six errors in the game. Hollabaugh started and was tagged with the loss, as he gave up eight hits and seven runs (five earned) in six innings. Hollabaugh struck out four.
Elko scored seven runs on just four hits in Game 2 as Truckee committed another four errors.
Gavin Broad started and allowed seven runs (four earned) on four hits and four walks in 6 1/3 innings. He received little offensive support. The Wolverines scored a run in the first inning and went scoreless the rest of the way against Elko starter Kyle Whitted, who surrendered only three hits in seven innings.
Hollabaugh, VanSchoonhoven and Teagan Pado had a hit apiece, with VanSchoonhoven recording a double and RBI.
Truckee struggled again in the series finale, with five errors and three hits. The Wolverines scored two runs in the third inning to cut Elko’s lead to 3-2, but the Indians scored a run in the fifth and blew open the game with a four-run sixth.
Senior Jacob Conklin pitched a complete game, allowing the three hits to go along with six walks and six strikeouts. Elko committed four errors.
Pado went 2-for-4 and Broad was 1-for-1. VanSchoonhoven pitched all seven innings for the Wolverines, giving up eight runs (two earned) on nine hits and a walk.
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