Truckee softball | Railroaders win slugfest |

Truckee softball | Railroaders win slugfest

Truckee senior shortstop Tori Simpson takes a hack during the Wolverines' league game against Sparks on Tuesday.
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The Wolverines will hit the road for a three-game league series at Spring Creek on Friday and Saturday. Truckee is scheduled to host Elko on April 10-11.

There was no shortage of offense Tuesday at Truckee’s revamped softball field.

Playing on their home field for the first time in years — as opposed to Truckee River Regional Park — the Wolverines overcame a slow start to shave visiting Sparks’ lead to 10-9 after a four-run sixth inning.

The Railroaders responded in a big way, however, scoring 11 runs in the top of the seventh to run away with a 21-11 victory.

Truckee banged out 12 hits to the Railroaders’ 14 but had to play catch-up from the get-go, as Sparks scored four runs in the first inning and two more in the second to jump out to a 6-2 lead. The Wolverines fought back with three runs in the fourth, four in the sixth and two in the seventh.

Freshman Danielle Jackson led the Wolverines with a 4-for-4 performance with a double and RBI.

Katie Fisher went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, while Juliette Ryan had a triple and two RBIs, and Evelyn Pena, Adela Ortiz, Ellie Simpson, Sylvia Soto and Anna Hudson contributed a hit apiece. Simpson and Soto each drove in a run.

Soto started the game in the pitchers’ circle and exited after four, relieved by Jackson and Simpson. Truckee pitchers issued a combined 15 walks.

The Wolverines are now 2-5 in Northern Division I-A play and 2-7-1 overall. Sparks is 5-6 in league and overall.

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