Truckee baseball splits with Dayton
The Wolverines were able to take advantage of some costly Dayton mistakes in a 9-7 game one victory on April 3. Truckee overcame a 7-2 deficit in a seven-run sixth inning that featured two walks, two hit batsmen and two errors by Dayton’s defense.
Truckee pitcher J.R. Murphy improved his record to 4-1, pitching a complete game and striking out 12 hitters. Dayton’s Matt Bowman touched Murphy for two homers and five RBIs, but Murphy held Dayton scoreless in the final three innings for the Northern 3A league victory.
Nik Smith had a homer for Truckee Ð the third straight game in which Truckee has had at least one long ball Ð and two RBIs. Murphy had a double and a RBI as Truckee picked up its 11th win of 2004.
Game two looked to be identical as Dayton jumped out to a 5-0 lead, only to see another big sixth inning from Truckee. But Truckee could muster only four, and Bowman made it stand up by shutting the Wolverines down in the seventh for the save. Bowman had two more RBIs in game two. Kyle Adams had a two-run double for Truckee, and Smith and Jimmy Williams had a RBI apiece. Williams (2-2) took the loss on the mound.
Truckee took an 11-3, 3-2 record into its matchup at home with Bishop Manogue on Tuesday afternoon. Manogue has won 91 straight games in the Northern 3A. Truckee hosts Fernley in a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.
Baseball leaders through 4/5/04
Wright, Shane Ð .500 avg., 20 H, 14 R, 11 RBIs, .575 slug., .535 OBP
Murphy, J.R. Ð .417 avg., 15 H, 16 R, 15 RBIs, .778 slug., 3 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR
Smith, Nik Ð .414 avg., 12 H, 8 RBIs, .548 OBP, 4 2B, HR
Murphy, J.R. Ð 4-1, 26 IP, 7 ER, 1.88 ERA, 44 K, 8 BB, 4 CG, 1 SHO
Galvin, Daniel Ð 2-0, 10 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 2.63 ERA, 9 K, 3 BB, 1 CG
The softball team also hosts Fernley on Saturday at 10 a.m. in doubleheader action.
Truckee Boys’ Golf ties for first place
Truckee had to settle for a tie its fourth time around, but it was still good enough for a fourth straight victory to begin the season. Truckee tied Dayton with a 428 team score at Sierra Nevada Golf Ranch on April 2.
Kevin Waters returned to form, leading the Wolverines with an 84 Ð good for a tie for fourth on the day. Greg Shove shot an 85; Matt Blesse an 86; Ian Casey an 86; and Wes Hollabaugh an 87 to round out the Truckee scoring.
Lowry came in third and Yerington fourth. Fernley’s Matt Leestma continued his impressive streak of first-place finishes, shooting a 77 for his fourth straight individual victory.
The golf team travels to Winnemucca, Nev., for a tournament hosted by Fernley on Friday starting at 10 a.m.
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