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Truckee softball | Lowry shows offensive prowess at Wolverines

Staff report
Truckee sophomore Ellie Simpson fires a throw from the outfield during the Wolverines' league series against Lowry on Saturday.
Courtesy Hans Baumann / AbDiverPhotography |

Northern Division I-A standings

Team  League            Overall

Fernley           15-1    17-4

Fallon  15-2    15-6

Lowry 15-3    18-4

Elko     10-9    14-12

Sparks            9-9      9-9

Spring Creek  8-9      10-13

South Tahoe  4-13    4-13

Truckee          2-14    2-16-1

Dayton            0-17    0-17

Up next

Truckee is scheduled to host Sparks in a makeup game Tuesday at 3 p.m. and will play a three-game league series at Dayton on Friday and Saturday.

The Truckee softball team ran into a tough opponent with Lowry in town this past weekend, as the Buckaroos swept the series 28-0, 22-3 and 15-4.

Lowry senior pitcher Alyssa Dendary threw a four-hit shutout in the opening game Friday, limiting the Wolverines to a single apiece by Adela Ortiz, Tori Simpson, Taylor Stevens and Katie Fisher.

Dendary, who also hit a home run, improved her record to 12-4 on the season.

Truckee (2-14 league) had six hits in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader, with Ortiz going 2-for-2 and Ellie Simpson, Sylvia Soto, Stevens and Fisher each contributing a hit. Stevens’ hit was a double, and Fisher and Anna Hudson each had one RBI.

Freshman Alyssa Kuskie pitched all five innings for Lowry (15-3).

In the series finale, Truckee scored three runs in the bottom of the first to pull within a run, at 4-3, but the Buckaroos broke the game open with a seven-run third inning and a four-run fourth.

The Wolverines had eight hits, with Ortiz and Stevens going 2-for-2, and Soto going 2-for-3. Tori Simpson and Belin Abundiz had a hit apiece, while Ellis Simpson and Tori Simpson each had an RBI.

Truckee is now 2-14 in league play and Lowry

Nineteen games into the season, and with eight remaining, Fisher leads the Wolverines with a .439 batting average with 10 RBIs and 23 stolen bases. Stevens is hitting .431 with four home runs and 13 RBIs, Danielle Jackson is hitting .424 and Soto .412.


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