Truckee softball: Rough weekend against Spring Creek
The Spring Creek Spartans swept the Truckee softball team in a three-game series at Truckee River Regional Park on Friday and Saturday.
Truckee is now 3-9 in league play, while Spring Creek improved to 5-3 in league.
With Truckee ace Rachel Zissimos facing her Spartan counterpart Jordan Garcia, the first game of the series on Friday saw the score tied 1-1 after 4 1/2 innings with each hurler tossing a one-hitter. In the fifth with runners on first and third, Truckee’s Kelsi Decker scored the go-ahead run on a double steal.
But the Spartans started hitting in the sixth when they scored two runs of their own, and another five in the seventh to take the 8-2 victory.
Heather Fisher had the Wolverines’ only hit, while Zissimos allowed eight runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out seven from inside the circle.
Saturday’s first game saw Spring Creek jump out to a 4-0 lead and never look back en route to a 10-0 win. Garcia threw another gem as Kaycie Jones and Zissimos collected the only Truckee hits.
The Wolverines would not go quietly in the final game of the series, as they took an early 1-0 lead in the first when Zissimos reached on a fielder’s choice and scored after a walk by Kaycie Jones and hits by Amber Davy and Fisher.
Zissimos, pitching in her third straight game, was throwing a gem of her own by beginning the game with five no-hit innings. Her effort was bolstered by the play of the Truckee defense, which put together a double play in the third when Davy picked up a ground ball at shortstop and threw to Fisher at first to force out the runner, who promptly threw to Krysta Murphy at third to cut down runner coming from second.
The Wolverines added another run in the fourth when Murphy singled and was driven in when Fisher hit a single up the middle.
The Spartans, though, came back with two runs in the sixth to tie the score at two and eventually push the game into extra innings.
But in the top of the eighth, Spring Creek put together a hit and a walk before a two-RBI triple to right led to a 4-2 lead. Truckee was unable to catch up to Garcia in the bottom half of the frame, as she struck out the side to seal the 4-2 Spring Creek victory.
Miranda Baker and Davy led the Wolverines at the plate with two hits a piece. Jessie Jensen, Murphy, Fisher and Jones each added one hit.
Zissimos threw another eight innings, allowing four runs on four hits and five walks while striking out four.
UP NEXT: Truckee travels to Winnemucca for a three-game series Thursday and Friday against Lowry.
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