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Truckee baseball | Steven Baker carries no-hitter into 7th at Aces Ballpark

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Courtesy of Nick LeeTruckee senior Steven Baker dominated Wednesday's game against South Tahoe at Aces Ballpark, allowing just one run on two hits and two walks while striking out nine in seven innings.
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RENO, Nev. and#8212; Senior Steven Baker took a no-hitter into the seventh inning as the Truckee baseball team defeated South Tahoe 6-1 in their annual contest at Aces Ballpark in Reno on Wednesday.

As the visiting team in the Mount Rose League matchup, the Wolverines scored first when Aaron Pado reached on an error to lead off the game and scored on Trevor Auldridge’s ground-out.

Baker went to work in the bottom half of the inning, as he retired the first 11 batters he faced and was perfect through three and two-thirds with six strikeouts.

Truckee scored a second run in the third when Baker singled and later scored on an Auldridge single.

The Wolverines set the table again in the fifth when Pado reached on a fielder’s choice and Baker doubled. Pado scored when Jackson Rohlf dropped down a bunt, and Baker followed him in on an Auldridge sacrifice fly.

Truckee sealed the deal in the sixth when Chris Towle drilled a two-run double down the left field line.

Baker was still cruising through six, holding the Vikings hitless. But South Tahoe was able to figure out Baker in the seventh, as Jake Braun and Colton Marchesseault each collected hits and the Vikings pushed across a run.

But it didn’t matter, as Baker dominated the game, allowing just the one run on two hits and two walks while striking out nine in seven innings.

Truckee’s offense was efficient, as it collected only five hits but still managed to score six runs with the help of three Viking errors. Baker had a single and a double, Towle had his double, while Rohlf and Auldridge each had a single.

Truckee improved to 7-0 in Mount Rose League play and 17-5 overall while South Tahoe fell to 3-5 in league and 7-13-1 overall.

and#8212; This article was submitted to Sports Editor Sylas Wright at swright@sierrasun.com.