Truckee softball drops two at Fernley
The Truckee High softball team lost both games of a doubleheader, 9-1 and 13-3, at Fernley on Friday.
The Wolverines are now 6-6 in Northern 3A league play and 8-7 overall. The Vaqueros are 11-1 in league behind undefeated Lowry (12-0).
Truckee head coach Mitch Brown called the losses “really disheartening.” He cited defensive errors in particular that hurt his team, as the Wolverines kept the score close in the early innings of both games before losing focus and letting each slip away.
“We’ve got to work on defense,” Brown said. “Our hitting is coming along. If we can put it all together we’ll be tough.”
Game 1 remained scoreless through three innings before Lowry capitalized on Truckee mistakes to put up big innings in the fourth, fifth and sixth, Brown said.
Freshman Rachel Zissimos pitched the whole game, walking seven Buckaroo hitters and hitting three to pick up the loss, although Brown said the majority of her runs were unearned.
Offensively in Game 1, Annie Duner was 2-for-2, Katie Reiswig 2-for-3 and Jordan Raber 2-for-3 with Truckee’s only RBI. Chelsea Cordell, Jenny Geresy and Cindy Brenes each had one hit.
Zissimos in Game 2 ” after the Wolverines had jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top half of the first ” pitched the first two innings before junior Morgan Womack came in to start the third with Lowry leading 7-3.
Cordell went 3-for-3 at the plate in the second game while Raber was 1-for-3 with a two-run home run. Duner, Reiswig, Brenes and Kelly Stephens each had a hit.
Truckee plays a non-league game at Whittell on Wednesday at 3 p.m.