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Truckee baseball wins four in a row

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The Tahoe-Truckee High School baseball team had a perfect week last week, winning four of four games on the road.

On March 23, Truckee defeated Loyalton 17-8 and 18-2 in a doubleheader.

In game one, Kyle Hunt pitched three innings to get the win. Mark Thiel pitched the middle innings, while Taylor Greene finished Loyalton off.

Leading Truckee hitters in the first game included Kenny Woodbury, 3 for 4 with three singles and five RBI; Gabe Valle with a single, a double and three RBI; David DeCoite, two singles and two RBI; Jeff Andrs, a single, a double and two RBI and Kyle Barth with two singles.

In game two, Greene was 3 for 3 with a single, a double, a home run and four RBI; Geoff Hovorka hit three home runs and four RBI; Barth hit a single, a triple and three RBI; Andrs had two RBI and a home run and DeCoite hit two singles and an RBI.

Peter Kennelly threw a complete game three-hitter. The game was called in the fourth inning due to darkness, but Truckee already had a solid 16-point lead.

With the second game, the Wolverines improved their record to 4-4, after coming off a three-game losing streak the previous week.

“The hitting is coming back to us again,” said head coach Craig Lawrence.

On Saturday, Truckee edged Lovelock 9-8 in 10 innings for its third win in a row.

Hitting home runs for Truckee were DeCoite and Greene, while Valle took the mound, pitching four strong innings.

Tom Hernandez and Greene pitched the middle innings, with Greene picking up the win. Hovorka finished off Lovelock in the extra inning.

In game two, Truckee easily shut down Lovelock 21-4.

Home run hitters for Truckee included Hovorka and Valle, while Barth was good for a single, a double and a triple in five at-bats.

Carson Specht threw the complete game, allowing just five hits, walking three and earning eight strikeouts.

“It was a great day for Carson,” Lawrence said.

With the wins at Lovelock, TTHS improved to 6-4.

Truckee batters averaged 15 hits per game last week.


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