Truckee softball: Lions rally past Wolverines in final inning
TRUCKEE ” The Wolverines lost a heartbreaker, 8-7 to Yerington, in their final home game of the season Wednesday.
The loss dropped Truckee to 5-11 in league with two must-win games ahead in Yerington (5-8).
Yerington took the first lead by plating a run in the second. But Truckee put two across in the bottom half on a triple by Kaycie Jones, a walk by Amber Davy and a single by Rachel Zissimos.
The Lions tied up the score in the top of the third. In the bottom of the third, Cindy Brenes drew a walk before Jones drove a fly ball over the head of the center fielder to score Brenes.
Wolverine pitcher Stacy Brenes was cruising at this point, shutting out Yerington in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
In the bottom half of the sixth, Truckee hitters exploded for four runs. Davy drew a leadoff walk and was pushed home by a triple down the first base line by Miranda Baker.
Zissimos hit a single to right-center to score Baker, and Katelyn Gadsby followed with another single.
Natalya Jones finished off the scoring by driving a two-RBI triple to deep right field, giving the Wolverines a 7-2 lead.
But Yerington rallied in the seventh, scoring six runs on three hits, a hit batter, and two Truckee errors to take an 8-7 lead.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Wolverines were unable to get anyone on base, dropping their first game of the three-game series that will resume in Yerington on Friday.
Pitching ” Stacy Brenes 7 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 6 BB, 5 SO. Hitting ” Rachel Zissimos 2-3, RBI; Natalya Jones 1-3, 3B, 2 RBI; Kaycie Jones 1-4, 3B; Miranda Baker 1-4, 3B, RBI; Katelyn Gadsby 1-3.