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Truckee baseball | Wolverines drop three games to 3A foes

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Submitted to swright@sierrasun.comTruckee senior James DePew releases a pitch during the Wolverines' 2-1 loss against Dayton on Saturday.
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The Truckee baseball team dropped three games by a combined four runs in this past weekendand#8217;s crossover tournament against fellow 3A schools Fernley, Fallon and Dayton.

The Wolverines lost 9-7 against Fernley, 8-7 against Fallon and 2-1 against Dayton to fall to 6-8 overall.

In Fridayand#8217;s opener at Fernley, the Vaqueros took the early advantage with a leadoff home run in the first. Fernley built its lead with another four runs in the second and led 8-0 after four innings.

The Wolverines began a comeback with two runs in the fifth. In the sixth, Truckee plated another five runs on a Fernley error, two hit batters, a single and a grand slam by senior James DePew.

It would not be enough, though, as the Vaqueros held on for the 9-7 victory. DePew, Tanner Churich, Jackson Rohlf and Stein Retzlaff led Truckee at the plate with two hits apiece.

The Wolverines began with another slow start in Saturdayand#8217;s matchup in Fallon. The Greenwave put three runs across in the first, while Truckee was held scoreless through four.

In the fifth, five of the first six Wolverine batters reached base on a hit to set up a seven-run inning as Truckee took the lead. But Fallon put two run across in the bottom of the fifth, and another three in the seventh to capture the 8-7 victory.

Truckee third baseman Troy Allen led the Wolverines at the plate with three hits, while Churich added another two.

Saturdayand#8217;s finale saw Truckee take on Dayton at Fallonand#8217;s field.

Once again the Wolverines gave up the early lead, as the Dust Devils plated two in the first. Thatand#8217;s all Dayton would get, however, as DePew tossed six innings, yielding just the two runs on two hits and five walks, while striking out four.

While Truckee did put up a run in the sixth, it was not enough in the 2-1 loss.

The Wolverines are now 6-8 overall and 3-0 in Mt. Rose league play.

Truckee plays South Tahoe at the Reno Aces ball park on Wednesday, April 6th in the rematch of last yearand#8217;s inaugural high school game at the park. Admission is free.

UP NEXT: Truckee will take on league opponent South Tahoe in a scheduled nonleague game at Reno Aces Ballpark on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The Wolverines continue league play on Saturday, April 9, against Whittell at Lampe Park in Gardnerville.

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


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