Truckee JV softball takes two at Dayton
Truckee’s junior varsity softball team swept both games of a league doubleheader, 10-4 and 10-9, at Dayton on Saturday.
The Wolverines (5-1) cruised to an easy win in Game 1 behind pitcher Hannah Zusy, who held the Dust Devils to four runs on three hits in her 2007 pitching debut. Zusy also collected four strikeouts while walking three.
Truckee scored runs in five of the seven innings, including two in the first to take the early lead. Lindsay Nason, Zusy, Amber Davy and Ashlyn Aulwyrm each had two hits for the Wolverines.
Game 2 was not as easy for the Wolverines, who found themselves trailing 5-0 after two innings with regular starter Aulwyrm pitching. The Dayton lead could have been larger had it not been for a double play turned by Katelyn Gatsby and Miranda Baker and a catch on the run by Zusy in left field that would have gone for extra bases.
After four innings and seven Dayton runs, Zusy came in for relief and proceeded to shut down the Dust Devils the final three innings, striking out four hitters.
Entering the top half of the seventh inning, the Wolverines found themselves trailing 9-6. With two outs and the bases loaded, Aulwyrm tripled to right, clearing the bases and assuring at least another half inning. Davy then hit a double to right that drove in Aulwyrm for the go-ahead, and eventual winning, run.
Aulwyrm had three hits in the second game, and Heather Fisher and Davy each had two.