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Truckee softball | League-leading Fernley too tough

Staff report
Truckee freshman Danielle Jackson, shown pitching in a game earlier this season, had two home runs and five RBIs in game at Fernley on Saturday.
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Northern Division I-A standings

Team  League Overall

x-1. Fernley 22-2    24-5

x-2. Fallon            21-3    22-7

x-3. Lowry           19-5    22-6

x-4. Elko   14-10 18-14

5. Sparks            10-14 11-18

6. Spring Creek 8-16    10-20

7. South Tahoe  8-16    8-16

8. Truckee          6-18    6-20-1

9. Dayton            0-24    0-24

The Wolverines could have not received a tougher opponent in their final series of the season.

The Truckee softball team dropped three games at first-place Fernley on Friday and Saturday, 9-1, 12-2 and 11-7.

The Vaqueros secured the top Northern Division I-A playoff seed with a 22-3 record. They’ll be joined in the regional tournament by second-place Fallon (21-3), Lowry (19-5) and Elko (14-10). Truckee finished with a 6-18 league record.

Fernley starter Brooke Chapin held Truckee to just one run on eight hits in the series opener Friday.

Tori Simpson drove in the one run in the sixth inning and was 2-for-3 on the day. Cheyenne Brown, Ellie Simpson, Morgan Mederios, Sylvia Soto, Belin Abundiz and Anna Hudson delivered a hit apiece.

Kailey Daggitt pitched the Vaqueros to victory in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader while holding Truckee to five hits.

Tori Simpson again recorded the Wolverines’ only RBI, and Hudson, Katie Fisher, Taylor Stevens, Soto and Ellie Simpson each had a hit.

The Wolverines showed some resolve in the final game, as they scored four runs in the first inning and three more in the fourth to take a brief 7-4 lead. Fernley answered with two in the bottom of the fourth and one in the fifth to tie the score. The hosts then rallied for four runs in the sixth to pull away.

As she did last week, Truckee freshman Danielle Jackson displayed power at the plate by hitting two home runs and finishing with five RBIs. She also homered twice in a game against Sparks last Tuesday. Fisher had two hits, and Soto, Tori Simpson, Abundiz and Mederios each had one.

Jackson and Stevens finished the season tied with a team-high four home runs.