Truckee softball | Jackson, Brown go yard in home victory
Northern Division I-A standings
1. Fernley 19-2 21-5
2. Fallon 18-3 19-7
3. Lowry 16-5 19-6
4. Elko 11-10 15-14
5. Sparks 10-14 10-14
6. South Tahoe 8-13 8-13
7. Spring Creek 8-13 10-17
8. Truckee 6-15 6-17-1
9. Dayton 0-21 0-21
Truckee will end its season with a three-game league series at Fernley this Friday and Saturday.
The Truckee softball team split a pair of league games against visiting Sparks on Tuesday and Wednesday, winning 9-6 and losing 7-5.
The Wolverines muscled up with three home runs in their victory — two by freshman Danielle Jackson and one by sophomore Cheyenne Brown.
Sparks struck first with a three-run first inning. Truckee battled back with three runs in the second and then broke the game open with a six-run third. The Railroaders scored twice in the fifth to narrow the score to the final margin.
Senior Sylvia Soto pitched a complete game for the Wolverines, scattering 11 hits and four walks while recording six strikeouts.
The Wolverines had just six hits while striking out 14 times against Sparks junior Marisa Coleman, but they made their hits count. Jackson drove in four runs on her two bombs, and Brown drove in two.
Taylor Stevens had a hit and an RBI, and Belin Abundiz had a double and RBI. Anna Hudson also had a hit.
On Wednesday, Truckee came back with a three-run fifth inning to pull to within 7-5, but the hosts failed to score over the final two innings as Sparks held on for the win.
Truckee managed eight hits off of starting pitcher Sarah Hanson, who went the distance to earn the victory.
No Wolverine finished with more than one hit, as Adela Ortiz, Ellie Simpson, Tori Simpson, Soto, Stevens, Jackson, Abundiz and Hudson recorded one apiece. Stevens’ hit was an RBI triple, while Ellie Simpson and Ortiz each had a double and RBI, and Abundiz had a double.
Entering their final league series at Fernley this weekend, the Wolverines are 6-15 in Northern Division I-A play. Sparks is 10-14.