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Truckee softball beats snow, loses to North Valleys

Pat McKechnie
Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE “-Under snow flurries and freezing temperatures, the Truckee varsity softball team lost a non-league contest against North Valleys by the score of 14-10 at Truckee’s Regional Park on Tuesday.

Nevada 3A Truckee used the non-league contest to get all 13 players some well deserved playing time, yet kept the game close against the 4A Panthers.

Truckee spotted the-Panthers four runs in the first inning on two hits, three walks, and two Wolverine errors. North Valleys plated another three runs in the second to take a 7-1 lead.

In the bottom of the second, Kati Murphy, Hannah Zusy, and Natalya Jones drew three walks to begin the inning before Stacy Brenes- blasted a three run triple and eventually scored to get the Wolverines to within two.

But, while the Panthers continued to score runs, the Truckee bats seemed frozen through the fifth.

In the bottom of the sixth, down 11-5, Wolverine bats thawed out while batting around and scoring five runs to get back to a one run game.

Kaycie Jones, Katelyn Gadsby, Zusy, and Natalya Jones all singled in the inning.

In the end, North Valleys was too much for Truckee, as they scored three insurance runs in the top of the seventh and shut-out the Wolverines on the bottom half to cinch the win.

Truckee batters were lead by Brenes with three hits, followed by Rachel Zissimos with two.

Truckee is now 5-4 in league and 8-9 overall and will host Lowry High School for a three game series this weekend. Friday will feature a single game at 4 p.m. at Regional Park while Saturday’s twin bill begins at 11 a.m.