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Truckee baseball team drops three in road series

Sierra Sun Staff

The Tahoe-Truckee High School baseball team lost three games on the road last week, silenced by Hawthorne once and Colfax twice.

On March 17 at Hawthorne, the Wolverines fell 14-4, giving up seven hits and making seven errors.

Both teams were scoreless in the first two innings, but Hawthorne came on strong in the third, outscoring Truckee 6-1.

Hawthorne picked up another four to Truckee’s zero in the fourth and sealed up the win, outscoring Truckee 4-3 in the fifth.

In total, Truckee had four runs, five hits and seven errors. Hawthorne had 14 runs, seven hits and no errors.

“We gave Hawthorne this game,” said head coach Craig Lawrence. “We hit the ball well, but a lot of good, hard hits went right to the Hawthorne team.”

On Saturday, Truckee traveled to Colfax for a double-header, only to come out with equally disappointing results.

From the start of the first game, things looked promising for the Truckee nine, as they outscored Colfax 3-2, but Truckee went scoreless for the following four innings as Colfax earned another 15 runs.

The Wolverines fell 17-3.

“Colfax had a good hitting team,” said Lawrence.

Truckee pitchers walked nine batters, while the Wolverines made four errors to Colfax’s two.

In the second game of the double-header, Truckee lost 8-1, with its sole run coming from Jeff Andrs in the fifth.

Early runs from Colfax in the first and second innings sealed its win, in which it outhit Truckee 6-3.

While disappointed with the outcome, Lawrence was optimistic about the team’s potential.

“If we start hitting the ball and our pitchers start avoiding walks, we can get back to winning.”

See below for individual statistics.

The next game was Tuesday at Manogue, but results were unavailable at press time. Truckee will start league play at ROP tomorrow at 1 p.m.

Individual Efforts

Vs. Hawthorne – Ryan Babb led Truckee, going two for two on the day, hitting a single, a double and scoring twice for the Wolverines.

Andrs was .500, hitting a double and scoring once.

Paul DeCarlo was one for one, with a single and one point scored.

Tom Hernandez was .333 on his three at-bats, hitting a single.

Vs. Colfax #1 – Mike Detwiler was .666 on his three attempts, picking up a single, a double and two RBIs. Detwiler also ran in for a point.

Pitcher Zach Lawrence and Hernandez were both .333 on three at-bats, each hitting singles. Lawrence had an RBI at one at-bat.

Andrs was one for two for a single and a score.

Vs. Colfax #2 – Andrs went two for three with two singles and a score. Third baseman Geoff Hovorka hit a single on one of his two at-bats.

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