Truckee softball salvages split
The Truckee High softball team split a doubleheader with Dayton at Truckee River Regional Park on Saturday, losing the first contest 9-3 and winning the second 5-4.
The Wolverines are now 5-3 in Northern 3A league play and 6-4 overall.
Freshman pitcher Rachel Zissimos was tagged with the loss in the first game, as she allowed two runs in the first two innings before junior Morgan Womack came in for relief.
Offensively for the Wolverines, Katie Reiswig went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Cindy Brenes was 1-for-4 with an RBI and Chelsea Cordell and Annie Duner both went 1-for-3.
Womack pitched all seven innings and picked up the win in Game 2. She received offensive support early when her team posted three runs in the first inning. After falling behind 4-3 in the top of the fifth, the Wolverines came back to score two runs, both on passed balls, in the bottom half of the inning to take a 5-4 lead, which they held onto for the win.
Senior Kelly Stephens went 2-for-4 at the plate, Reiswig was 2-for-3 with two doubles and Logan White, Duner and Cordell were each 1-for-3.
Truckee head coach Mitch Brown said he was pleased that his team bounced back in the second game to salvage the split, but conceded that the Wolverines are not consistently playing to their capability.
“There’s always something to improve on,” Brown said. “I’m more happy that they’re battling back from deficits. I just wish they wouldn’t get in deficits to start with.”
The Wolverines defeated Portola 16-6 in a non-league game played in Reno this past Thursday.
Womack, the winning pitcher, replaced Zissimos to start the third inning after Portola had jumped out to a 5-2 lead. The Wolverines then proceeded to accumulate runs until the game was called after six innings on the 10-run mercy rule.
Reiswig led the way on offense, as the junior went 4-for-4 with two home runs and six RBIs. Kaitie Zusy also had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs, while White, Duner and Stephens each went 2-for-4.