Truckee softball: Greenwave aces silence Wolverines’ bats
Truckee is scheduled to play at Sparks on Tuesday, April 5, and host a three-game series against South Tahoe on Friday and Saturday, April 8-9.
Truckee softball players can take solace in the fact that they do not have to face the league’s top two powers again this regular season.
After opening their league campaign on the road against the 2015 state runner-up, Fernley, the Wolverines (0-6 league) traveled for a three-game league series at defending state champion Fallon this past weekend.
The Greenwave swept the series, 11-0, 10-0 and 16-0 — highlighted by a no-hitter by pitcher Alicia Baze — to improve to 6-0 in the Northern Division I-A.
“I have mad respect for this team,” Truckee coach Chris Simpson said of the Greenwave. “The team we just played is so classy, and I really respect the softball program and the coaching staff. They’re really good people.”
Simpson said he was also proud of his players for keeping their heads up during a tough start to the season, as the Wolverines have struggled to find practice time on their field due to recent snowstorms.
Baze was sharp in her no-hitter Friday. The senior finished with nine strikeouts and two walks in five innings, after which the game was called on the 10-run rule. Danielle Jackson pitched for Truckee, recording five strikeouts in four innings.
In the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, Jackson had Truckee’s only hit off of Fallon pitcher Kayla Buckmaster, who finished with 12 strikeouts and one walk in five innings. Jackson and Ellie Simpson pitched for the Wolverines.
Sophomore pitcher Faith Cornmesser completed the sweep in the second game Saturday. She allowed two hits and two walks while striking out nine in five innings.
Truckee’s Daelyn Borden and Katie Fisher came through with one hit apiece. Jackson pitched for the Wolverines, striking out two batters in four innings.
— Lahontan Valley News Sports Editor Michael Sciandra contributed to this story.
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