Truckee softball | Dust Devils blank Wolverines in crossover
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Wolverines are not the only team to receive such stingy treatment from Dayton’s ace.
Dayton sophomore Makayla Shadle, who leads the state in strikeouts, recorded 14 strikeouts and allowed only one hit in six innings as the visiting Dust Devils defeated Truckee 10-0 in a 3A crossover game at Truckee River Regional Park on Tuesday.
Shadle was sharp from the start, allowing only one walk and one hit, a single by Sage Parkhurst in the second inning.
The sophomore leads the state by a landslide in the strikeout category, with 180 in just 81 innings pitched. That’s well ahead of Amanda Roark of Southeast Career Tech in Las Vegas, who ranks second in the NIAA with 127 strikeouts in 86 innings.
The Dust Devils broke a scoreless tie with two runs in the top of the third inning before adding one more in the fourth and then seven in the sixth off of Truckee sophomore starter Breanna Weber.
The Dust Devils, who applied pressure to the Truckee defense with aggressive baserunning, scored their several of their runs off of errors. The Wolverines finished with three errors in the game.
The visitors put an exclamation point on the win in the sixth, as Andrea Ramirez, Kelly Combs, Shadle and Gemma Ramirez all had RBIs during the seven-run rally.
Shadle retired the Wolverines in order in the bottom of the sixth to end the game on the 10-run rule.
Truckee fell to 9-6-1 overall while Dayton improved to 10-5.
After 16 games and with 11 to go, junior center fielder Jackie Bolton leads the Wolverines with a .410 average and a team-high 20 RBIs. Cheyenne Acevedo is hitting .469 with 12 RBIs, while Claire DePew also has 12 RBIs and a .340 average. Parkhurst is hitting .423, Jessie Jensen .341 and Weber .320.