Truckee softball: Host Indians power past Wolverines
Northern Division I-A standings
Team League Overall
Fernley 14-1 14-5-1
Fallon 15-2 15-2
Lowry 14-4 14-6
South Tahoe 10-8 10-9
Elko 11-9 13-11
Spring Creek 9-11 11-13
Sparks 5-15 5-15
Dayton 2-15 2-18-1
Truckee 1-16 4-17
The Elko softball team swept a rainy three-game league series against visiting Truckee this past Friday and Saturday, 12-0, 15-5 and 11-1.
Junior hurler Brandy Kufeld pitched the Indians to victory in Friday’s opener and Saturday’s finale. She threw a complete game Friday, holding Truckee scoreless on six hits while striking out five in the five-inning game. On Saturday she started and retired all nine batters she faced in three perfect innings.
Evelyn Pena led the Truckee offense with two hits on Friday, while Katie Fisher doubled, and Daelyn Borden, Danielle Jackson and Anna Hudson recorded a hit apiece. Fisher and Ellie Simpson pitched for the Wolverines.
Truckee’s offense produced early in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, as the Wolverines plated three runs in the first inning and two more in the second. But it wasn’t enough as the Indians responded with a 10-run bottom of the first and added two in the third and three in the fifth.
The Wolverines managed six hits off of Elko pitchers Lexi Freitag and Miranda Quintana, with Morgan Medeiros leading the way with a 2-for-3 game with an RBI. Borden and Jackson each had a hit and an RBI, and Adela Ortiz and Hudson had a hit apiece. Simpson and Fisher again pitched for the Wolverines.
Thanks to an RBI off the bat of Medeiros, Truckee broke into the scoring column with a run in the fifth inning of the series finale. Truckee had five hits total off of reliever Lexi Freitag, one apiece by Medeiros, Ortiz, Borden, Jackson and Hudson.
Elko, which is in fifth place, improved to 11-9 in the Northern Division I-A as Truckee fell to 1-16.
The Wolverines are scheduled to play a three-game league series at Lowry (14-4) this Thursday and Friday.