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Truckee baseball, softball: Rallies fall short at Sparks

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The Truckee softball and baseball teams are scheduled to hit the road for three-game league series at Elko this Friday and Saturday. The only remaining home games are against Dayton on May 6-7.

The Truckee baseball and softball teams battled till their final outs Tuesday but fell short of victory in league games at Sparks.

In softball action, Truckee trailed 8-4 after three innings before fighting back with a run in the fourth and two in the seventh to cut the final margin to 9-7.

The baseball game was closer yet, as the Wolverines scored three times in the top of the seventh to pull to within a run. But that was as close as their rally carried them in the 6-5 loss.

Senior Ellie Simpson pitched a complete game for the Truckee softball team, scattering seven hits and five walks while allowing five earned runs. She struck out three and pitched through three Truckee errors.

Her opponent in the circle, sophomore Riley Nelson, also threw a complete game, surrendering 11 hits and striking out five. Only two of her seven runs allowed were earned, as her team committed five errors behind her.

Senior Katie Fisher and sophomore Daelyn Borden led the Truckee offense with three hits apiece, with Fisher driving in one run. Juliet Ryan had two hits and an RBI, Adela Ortiz drove in a run on one hit, and Anna Hudson and Stephanie Randall each had one hit.

Nicole Fiero powered the Railroaders with four RBIs on a 2-for-3 performance.

The loss dropped the Wolverines to 1-13 in the Northern Division I-A as Sparks improved to 4-13.

Sparks baseball, meanwhile, picked up its first league win against Truckee while ending a 13-game losing skid. Truckee fell to 3-11 in league.

Manny Sambrano started on the mound for the Railroaders and earned the win in four innings of work. He gave up five hits and two walks while striking out two. Jordan Aguilar led the Sparks offense with two hits and two RBIs. Truckee stats were not available.