Truckee softball loses a pair vs. Quincy
The Truckee High softball team dropped both games of a non-league doubleheader with Quincy, 4-0 and 9-5, at Truckee River Regional Park on Tuesday.
Game 1 was a pitchers’ duel between Quincy senior Heather Kelley and Truckee freshman Rachel Zissimos that remained scoreless into the ninth inning.
That’s when things unraveled for the Wolverines, as a hit, three consecutive errors and another hit turned into four Trojan runs. Truckee then went down quietly in the bottom half of the ninth.
“We were flat,” said Truckee coach Mitch Brown, adding that he was “very happy and very angry” with the result. “It’s pretty bad when the umpires tell you that you are flat.”
What did impress Brown was the effort from his freshman pitcher, who in nine innings of work allowed just three hits while striking out three and walking none.
“She pitched very well,” he said of Zissimos. “It was a very good outing for her. She focused and seemed to be having fun.”
Truckee managed only five hits in the contest, which came on singles from Kelly Stephens, Katie Reiswig, Chelsea Cordell and Logan White and a double from Jordan Raber.
The Wolverines committed five errors in Game 1.
Zissimos again pitched a complete game in the second contest, giving her 16 innings on the day. And she didn’t walk a single batter.
The Trojans, who scored five runs in the fifth inning and another four in the seventh, capitalized on the seven Truckee errors while banging out 11 hits.
Truckee scored first in the bottom of the third on an RBI double by Stephens. The Wolverines then posted their final four runs in the fifth on three consecutive doubles from Kaitie Zusy, Jenny Geresy and Zissimos and a triple from Stephens.
Stephens went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, Geresy 2-for-3 with an RBI and Zissimos 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI. White and Zusy also had hits.
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