Truckee baseball | Wolverines show positive signs on road trip |

Truckee baseball | Wolverines show positive signs on road trip

Truckee first baseman Cam Hollabaugh makes a catch in foul territory in front of catcher Jayden Commendatore during Game 1 of the Wolverines' doubleheader at Spring Creek on Saturday. Truckee lost 6-5.
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The Wolverines are scheduled to host a three-game league series against Elko on Friday (1 p.m., 3 p.m.) and Saturday (11 a.m.).

The Truckee baseball team picked up its game but still came up short in a three-game league series at Spring Creek this past weekend.

After dropping the opener, 12-5, on Friday, the Wolverines lost both ends of Saturday’s doubleheader by a single run, 6-5 and 9-8.

“We were in both games on Saturday until the last inning,” said Truckee coach J.R. Murphy. “We finally got the kids to play the way we know they can. They played to their potential, which was nice to see. And everyone was in the game and pulling for each other. I think the team got closer, so it was a good trip out there.”

Junior pitcher Bradley VanSchoonhoven threw a complete game in Saturday’s opener. He scattered eight hits and carried a 5-4 lead into the seventh inning, when the Spartans rallied for two runs to pull off the win.

Sophomore Collin Caruso started the final game and was relieved by junior Miles Guiragossian, who impressed Murphy with a solid outing.

Offensively, Murphy said senior catcher and third baseman Teagan Pado hit the ball hard the entire series in his new spot at the top of the order, highlighted by a leadoff home run in Game 1 Saturday. Senior first baseman Cam Hollabaugh also hit the ball well in the series, Murphy said.

“Our hitting is coming around,” Murphy said. “We’re just trying to keep the kids up and positive. Everyone is getting better. It’s just a matter of time.”

The Wolverines fell to 0-11 in the Northern Division I-A and 1-14 overall, while Spring Creek improved to 9-4 in league and 12-5 overall.

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