Truckee baseball: Wolverines take down Lions in home finale
TRUCKEE ” Truckee starter Maclane Brady settled into a groove after spotting Yerington two early runs, and his offense took care of the rest as the Wolverines rolled to a 7-2 league win at home Wednesday.
The Wolverines improved to 13-3 in the Northern 3A (17-11 overall) entering the final league doubleheader at Yerington on Friday. The Lions fell to 2-11 in league.
Brady, who was touched for two runs in the top of the first on three hits and an error, recorded six strikeouts in seven strong innings. The junior walked just one batter while scattering seven hits.
Truckee head coach Mike Ellis was pleased with the win, which came one day after an 11-4 loss at Damonte Ranch in which the Wolverines committed 12 errors.
“They played good, sound baseball. They cleaned up their errors,” said Ellis, adding that the Wolverines had only one error Wednesday.
Truckee inflicted the most damage in the bottom of the second when it sent nine hitters to the plate and scored five runs to take a 6-2 lead. The home team could have blown the game wide open in the inning, but instead helped bail out Yerington starter Tommy Kinsey by running into two outs trying to score.
It wasn’t the only inning the Wolverines ran into outs, as they were gunned down six times on the base paths either caught stealing, trying to advance an extra base or doubled off.
Justin Vosburgh and Jordan Deiro accounted for five of Truckee’s 10 hits and four of its five RBI. Vosburgh was 2 for 2 with a double, a run scored and three RBI, and Deiro was 3 for 3 with two runs and an RBI.
After Yerington’s two-run first inning, the Wolverines cut the lead in half in the bottom of the first when Vosburgh stroked an RBI base hit to center to score Deiro.
Travis Dwyer tied the game in the second after reaching base on a hit and scoring from third on a wild pitch. Deiro followed three batters later with an RBI single that scored Ryan Zusy, and Vosburgh added to the lead with a two-RBI double that brought in Brian Matthew and Deiro. Kinsey was then called for a balk with runners on the corners to hand Truckee its sixth run.
Truckee senior Michael Taylor capped the scoring in the fifth when he drove in Mike Fagan with a double to the center-field fence, and Brady ended the game by retiring the side in order in the seventh.
Pitching ” Maclane Brady 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R (1 ER), 1 W, 6 K.
Hitting ” Jordan Deiro 3-3, 2 R, RBI; Justin Vosburgh 2-2, 2B, R, 3 RBI; Mike Fagan 1-3, R; Michael Taylor 1-3, 2B, RBI; Scott Mathot 1-2; Travis Dwyer 1-2, R; Ryan Zusy 0-1, R; Brian Matthew 0-1, R; Matt Theis 1-1, 2B.