Truckee baseball: Wolverines sweep Sparks on the road
The Wolverines improved to 3-0 in Northern 3A league play with a doubleheader sweep at Sparks this past Saturday.
Truckee, which also beat Sparks 9-2 in its league opener last Wednesday, defeated the Railroaders 12-2 in the first game and 14-9 in the second.
Senior Justin Vosburgh pitched all five innings of Game 1, which was called after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. The senior allowed three hits and one earned run while recording six strikeouts and walking one batter.
Vosburgh went 1 for 3 at the plate with a double and three RBIs. Senior Michael Taylor was 2 for 2 with a triple and three RBIs, Travis Dwyer 3 for 3 with two RBIs, and Matt Theis 1 for 1 with an RBI. Jordan Deiro went 2 for 4 with a double, while Mike Fagan was 1 for 3 with a double and Brian Matthew 1 for 3.
Truckee was 8 for 9 in stolen base attempts; Deiro was 3 for 3 and Taylor 2 for 2.
Matthew started on the mound in Game 2, giving up two earned runs and striking out four in 3 2/3 innings. Maclane Brady pitched the next 1 1/3 innings, allowing one earned run while recording all four of his outs by way of strikeout. Vosburgh came in with his team leading 8-7 in the sixth inning. He gave up one run in two innings to pick up the win as the Wolverines added six insurance runs.
Truckee was 5 for 5 in stolen bases, with Vosburgh and Fagan stealing two bags apiece and Scott Mathot stealing one.
Fagan went 3 for 4 with two RBIs, Theis 2 for 5 with a triple and two RBIs, Kevin Decker 2 for 5 with a triple and two RBIs, and Vosburgh 3 for 4 with an RBI. Jamison White and Deiro added an RBI apiece, while Dwyer, Mathot and Ryan Zusy each had one hit.
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