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Truckee softball | Spartans take three from Wolverines

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Truckee’s Tori Simpson is forced out at second base by Spartans shortstop Alex Richardson in their doubleheader Saturday in Spring Creek.
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The Wolverines are scheduled to host Elko this Friday (2 p.m., 4 p.m.) and Saturday (11 a.m.).

The Truckee softball team dropped a league series at Spring Creek this past weekend, falling 13-3, 18-15 and 14-6.

The Wolverines hurt their cause in Friday’s opener by committing 10 errors. As a result, only two of starting pitcher Sylvia Soto’s 11 runs allowed were earned. Soto gave up eight hits and had four strikeouts in four innings before she was relieved by Ellie Simpson.

Truckee recorded seven hits in the game, with Taylor Stevens going a 2-for-3 with a double and RBIs, and Tori Simpson going 2-for-3. Evelyn Pena, Sylvia Soto and Belin Abundiz contributed a hit apiece.

The Wolverines bounced back from the loss with a competitive effort in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader.

In an offensive affair, they trailed 11-8 after two innings and 16-9 after four, but rallied with a run in the fifth and five more in the sixth to close the gap to 16-15. The Spartans tacked on two runs in the bottom of the sixth and held on for the win.

Truckee had 11 hits, with Stevens going 4-for-4 with a home run, two doubles and four RBIs. Fisher was 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Ellie Simpson had a double and RBI, and Pena, Soto and Danielle Jackson each had one hit.

The Wolverines struggled through two innings in the series finale, as they gave up six spots in both the second and sixth.

Fisher went 2-for-3 with a double and RBI, Ellie Simpson was 2-for-4 with a double and RBI, and Anna Hudson, Abundiz, Jackson and Stevens each had a hit.

Soto and Ellie Simpson pitched. Soto gave up four hits and seven runs (four earned), and Simpson seven hits and seven runs (one earned).

Truckee is now 2-8 in Northern Division I-A play. Spring Creek is 6-7.


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