Truckee softball | Freshman pitches perfect game, win streak extends to 7
TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8211; Truckee freshman hurler Breanna Weber tossed a perfect game to highlight a convincing doubleheader sweep, 10-0 and 13-1, against visiting Sparks on Saturday.
The Wolverines improved to 8-2 in Mount Rose League play and 14-7-1 overall as they ran their win streak to seven games. It’s been a dominant seven-game stretch, as Truckee has outscored its opponents by a collective margin of 108-13.
Weber was masterful in Game 1 in what was her first varsity start. The JV call-up set the Railroaders down in order from start to finish in the shortened game, which was called in the fifth inning on the 10-run mercy rule.
Weber recorded five strikeouts, including the first two batters of the game, as her offense provided more than enough run support. She also received help from her defense, as senior center fielder Tracy Pearson made a spectacular diving catch to end the fifth.
Jessie Jensen led the Wolverines at the plate, going 3 for 3 with a double and four RBI, while Pearson was 2 for 4 with a double and RBI, Stacy Brenes was 1 for 3 with a triple and RBI, and Weber helped her cause by going 2 for 2 with two RBI. Claire DePew had two hits and Natalya Jones one.
Brenes picked up where Weber left off in Game 2, as the senior recorded seven strikeouts while allowing only one hit and three walks. Back-to-back errors led to the Railroaders’ only run.
Pearson took a pitch for the team to lead off the bottom of the first inning before Cheyenne Acevedo reached on an error and Jones drove them both in on a hard hit to left field. After Brenes reached on another error and Jensen drew a walk to load the bases, Krysta Murphy drove a pitch deep to center to score two more runs.
But Truckee wasn’t done. Bailey LeClair then doubled and DePew followed with a single that cleared the bases, and gave the home team an 8-0 lead.
Truckee tacked on four more runs in the second on another double by Murphy, a sacrafice fly by LeClair and a hit by Katie Churchman. Jones drove in another run in the third to round out the scoring.
Murphy finished 2 for 3 with the two doubles and four RBI, LeClair was 1 for 3 with a double and three RBI, and Jones was 2 for 3 with three RBI. Brenes, DePew and Churchman each contributed an RBI.
UP NEXT: The Wolverines end their regular season with a Mount Rose League game at Incline on Tuesday and another league game at South Tahoe on Friday. The Wolverines have already secured a postseason berth.
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