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Truckee baseball | Wolverines rally in seventh to beat Bear River

Sun Staff report

The Truckee baseball team ran its win streak to 11 games with an 8-5 win at Bear River (Calif.) to end the regular season Friday.

The 11-game win streak marks the Wolverines’ second of the season. They’ve won 22 of their last 23 games, interrupted only by a 4-2 loss to Central Valley in a California tournament on April 12. They’re 24-5 overall.

Having already secured the top 3A seed from the Mount Rose League, Truckee used Friday’s nonleague game in Grass Valley as a postseason tune-up. Still, the Wolverines needed some late-game heroics to pull out the come-from-behind win against the larger school.

Trailing 5-4 entering the top of the seventh inning, Truckee strung together multiple hits after two outs and with no one on base to take an 8-5 lead.

After a couple of strikeouts to start the inning, leadoff man Aaron Pado and Steven Baker both reached base on hard-hit balls to the shortstop that were ruled as errors. Jackson Rohlf then singled in Pado to tie the score at 5-5. Trevor Auldridge followed with a hit to load the bases before Chris Towle drove in the go-ahead run with a single and Luke Theis knocked in two more with another hit.

Ryan Smith came on and threw a flawless bottom of the seventh to earn the save. Ty Englert was credited with the win as Truckee used a different pitcher for each of the seven innings.

Truckee had nine hits in the game. Towle was the only Wolverine with two hits, finishing 2-for-2 with an RBI, while Rohlf had a hit and three RBIs. Baker, Theis, Stein Retzlaff, Auldridge, Andy McKechnie and Tony Buranzon contributed a hit apiece.


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