Truckee baseball splits at Spring Creek
The Truckee High baseball team split a doubleheader at Spring Creek in its final Northern 3A league games of the season Saturday, losing the first contest 7-1 and winning the second 6-5.
The Wolverines, who finished the season with a 9-7 league mark (13-11 overall), needed to win both games at the Spartans to earn a shot at the postseason, Truckee coach Mike Ellis said.
Although the Wolverines had only three hits in Game 1, they managed to keep the score close until the later innings.
Junior Keven Sahlberg, who started on the mound for Truckee, tied the game at 1-1 with a solo home run in the fourth before the Spartans scored five in the bottom of the fifth and another two the following inning to take a 7-1 lead.
Sahlberg threw five innings, striking out eight batters and walking seven. Freshman Maclane Brady picked up one strikeout pitching the top of the sixth inning.
Offensively for the Wolverines, Sahlberg went 1-for-3 with a home run, Cruz Esquivel 1-for-2 and Kevin Decker 1-for-3.
Sophomore Justin Vosburgh pitched a complete game for the win in Game 2, striking out eight hitters, hitting two and walking none.
At the plate, Andrew Mazzini went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI, Pablo Esquivel 2-for-3 with a double, Vosburgh 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, Trevor Allen 1-for-3 with an RBI and Brendan Driscoll 1-for-3.
Truckee hosts Whittell for a doubleheader Wednesday at 2 and 4 p.m. Then, in what will be their last games of the season, the Wolverines host Loyalton for a doubleheader Saturday, May 5 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.