Truckee baseball | Wolverines drop three against Greenwave
Truckee’s next league series is at South Tahoe, which was swept at Elko this past weekend, on March 27-28.
Visiting Fallon swept the opening Division I-A baseball series at Truckee, winning 15-10 on Friday and 8-1 and 13-2 in Saturday’s doubleheader.
The Wolverines got off to a rough start Friday, allowing nine runs in the first inning. The hosts fought back with nine runs of their own in the bottom of the fifth to pull to within three, 12-9. But the Greenwave added two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh to secure the victory.
Truckee committed seven errors in the contest, many of which led to Fallon rallies.
Senior left-hander Cam Hollabaugh started on the mound for the Wolverines and went three innings before he was relieved by Collin Caruso. Only three of the 10 runs Hollabaugh allowed were earned, while two of Caruso’s five were earned.
The Wolverines managed 12 hits against four Fallon pitchers. JJ Bellon, Jonny Spaich and Jayden Commendatore each drove in two runs, while Conor Nicholas, Gavin Broad and Hollabaugh contributed an RBI apiece.
Dalton Frank went 3-for-4 with two RBIs for the Greenwave, while Brock Uptain had three hits and two RBIs, and Joe Pyle had three hits and an RBI. Fallon had 18 hits total.
Sophomore Alex Mendez quieted Truckee’s bats in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader. He limited the Wolverines to just four hits and one run while striking out five in a complete-game effort.
Broad started for Truckee and was locked in a pitchers’ duel until Fallon scored four runs in the fourth inning. He allowed six runs (five earned), while Brian Riofrio gave up two runs in relief.
Commendatore had two of Truckee’s four hits and the only RBI. Bellon and Teagan Pado had a hit apiece. Dylan Jabines led the Greenwave offense with two hits and three RBIs.
Truckee scored two runs in the second inning of the series finale but could not muster any more offense the rest of the way. Fallon scored twice in the first inning and once in the third, then broke the game open with a seven-run fourth.
The Wolverines had five hits total off of Pyle and Chase McElvain. Pado was 2-for-3, while Hollabaugh and Wingard added a hit apiece. Fallon’s Branden Beeghly was 2-for-2 with a home run and four RBIs.
Four different pitchers threw for Truckee — Connor Bullion, Britton Brophy, Pado and Spaich.
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