Truckee softball: Lowry takes two from Wolverines
Special to the Sun
TRUCKEE ” The Lowry Buckaroos came to Truckee and swept the three game series from the Wolverines on Friday and Saturday. Truckee fell to 8-12 overall and 5-7 in league.
While Truckee hitters came out making contact, most went high in the air as the Wolverines flew out 27 times in the series, accounting for nearly half of all outs recorded by the Buckaroos.
Game 1 on Friday went to the Bucks by the score of 11-1. Truckee could muster only four hits, two by Wolverine starting pitcher Rachel Zissimos.
Saturday’s first half of the twin bill was more of a contest. Truckee jumped out on top first after Cindy Brenes drew a walk, made her way to third on a double by her sister Stacy, and crossed the plate on Kaycie Jones’ RBI single to left field.
The Wolverines held their slim 1-0 lead until the fifth when Lowry tied the score on a walk and a triple. Then two batters later with runners a second and third, a wild pitch and poor throw back to the plate allowed both runners to score the decisive runs as the Bucks went on to take the 3-1 victory.
A bright spot in the Wolverine defense was right fielder Kately Gadsby, who reeled in five fly-outs during the game. Offensively, Truckee could only muster three hits.
The Wolverines bats awoke for the final game in the series, as they outhit Lowry 11-9. But Truckee’s defense nullified any advantage, committing seven errors.
The Bucks lead the entire way to their 9-5 victory.
Offensively, the Wolverines were lead by-Heather Fisher, Rachel Zissimos, and Kaycie Jones with two hits each.
Up next for Truckee is the league leading Fernley Vaqueros at Regional Park on Wednesday at 4 p.m. They play non-league Whittel in Truckee-on Thursday, then travel to Fernley on Saturday.
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