Truckee JV softball wins two at Fernley
The Truckee High junior varsity softball team extended its win streak to six games with a doubleheader sweep at Fernley on Saturday.
The Wolverines, who were scheduled to be the home team but agreed to play in Fernley at the Vaqueros’ request, won the first game 12-11 and the second 13-3 to improve to 9-1 on the season.
After trailing most of Game 1, the Vaqueros scored three runs in the top half of the sixth and another four in the seventh to take an 11-10 lead.
Truckee’s Miranda Baker and Katelyn Gadsby started off the bottom of the seventh inning with back-to-back base hits before Ashlyn Aulwurm sacrificed in the tying run. Amber Davy then picked up the game-winning RBI on a ground-rule double over the center field fence.
In the 12-11 Game 2 victory, every Truckee player had at least one base hit.
Leading the Wolverines were Allee Macrorie and Gadsby with three hits each, while Lauryl Rudolph, Heather Fisher, Hannah Zusy, Davy and Ashley McKechnie had two hits apiece.
The Wolverines also showed their defensive prowess in the first inning of the second game. After Fernley’s leadoff hitter led off with a double and advanced to third on a past ball, the next batter hit a sharp grounder to shortstop Davy, who fired to Fisher at first the get the out. Fisher then turned and threw a strike to McKechnie at home to catch the runner coming from third, completing a 6-3-2 double play.
As the wind picked up significantly in the second contest, the Vaquero bats went silent. Truckee pitcher Hannah Zusy, after giving up 11 runs on 13 hits in the first game, limited Fernley to just three runs in Game 2, all in the third inning.
Truckee hitters gave Zusy plenty of breathing room, gathering another 15 hits and 13 runs and ending the game early in the sixth by way of the 10-run mercy rule.
No hit was bigger than the home run Truckee left fielder Allee Macrorie drove over the left field fence. Zusy led all Truckee hitters with four hits. McKechnie had another three and Gadsby, Fisher and Macrorie each had two.
Truckee will host a doubleheader with Quincy on April 24 at 1 and 3 p.m.
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The two-time defending state champion Truckee baseball team opened league play in style this weekend, taking a three-game sweep of Sparks.