Truckee baseball | Wolverines go winless in Winnemucca |

Truckee baseball | Wolverines go winless in Winnemucca

Staff report
Truckee's John Spaich takes a hack during a game at Fallon earlier this season. The Wolverines lost three games at Lowry last week.
Courtesy Marc Pado |

The Truckee baseball team dropped all three games of a league series at Lowry on Thursday and Friday, 11-1, 14-4 and 19-12.

Lowry improved to 9-9 in Northern Division I-A play and Truckee fell to 3-14.

After losing consecutive games by the 10-run rule, the Wolverines got off to a hot start offensively in the series finale, scoring five runs in the first inning and six more in the second to build an 11-2 lead.

But the Buckaroos cut into the lead with a three-run third inning before exploding for seven runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to take control.

Truckee had 11 hits in the game, led by junior Cameron Hollabaugh’s 3-for-5 performance with a double and five RBIs. Lowry had 15 hits.

Bradley VanSchoonhoven, Miles Guiragossian and Thor Retzlaff each contributed two hits, while Nico Gardella drew three walks and had two RBIs, Connor Nicholas and Teagan Pado each had a hit and RBI, and Mike Jones and Gavin Broad each had an RBI. Truckee drew 13 walks from four different Lowry pitchers.

In Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader, Lowry scored in each of the first three innings to take an 11-0 lead. The Wolverines broke through with a four-run fourth, but the Buckaroos scored three more in the fifth to end the game on the 10-run rule.

The Wolverines managed only two hits off of Lowry starter Tanner Lecumberry, who gave up five walks in a five-inning complete game. Nicholas doubled and scored a run, and Gardella contributed a single and scored. Pado and VanSchoonhoven drew two walks apiece.

In the series opener Thursday, Lowry starter Aaron Nelson limited Truckee to a run on four hits in the five-inning game.

VanSchoonhoven finished with a double, single and RBI, while Johnny Spaich and Retzlaff each had a hit.

The Truckee softball team, meanwhile, also lost three games at Lowry, 21-1, 14-2 and 10-0.

Truckee is scheduled to play a league game at Sparks on Tuesday and host a three-game league series against Dayton on Friday (3 p.m.) and Saturday (11 a.m., 1 p.m.).


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