Truckee softball trio will host fund-raiser carwash
Three Truckee varsity players competed in a year-round tournament with the 18 and Under Rail City Smoke out of Sparks, Nev.
Julie Rohrback, Kaley White and Alycia Smith were part of a squad that won the Nevada State title on the weekend of July 4, which qualified them to play in the Western World Series in Seattle last week.
The Smoke took fourth place out of 16 teams in their division, playing teams from all over the western United States. As a result, the Smoke qualified to play in the Super World Series in Peoria, Illinois, in August. The team will not make the trip to Illinois, but they are not done competing.
Rohrback, White, Smith and the rest of their Smoke teammates will try to raise money so they can attend other college-exposure tournaments this fall ” the main one in Orange County in November where 150-plus colleges are represented.
Rohrback and White will be seniors next year, so the tournaments are especially important to their softball future. In one Western World Series game, Rohrback was a homer shy of hitting for the cycle after her first three at-bats, but she was walked in her fourth at-bat. Rohrback was the 1st Team all-Northern 3A third baseman and 2nd Team All-3A third baseman.
White picked up a win on the mound in the tournament. White was the No. 1 Truckee varsity softball pitcher and team MVP in 2003, while Smith, a catcher, led Truckee in hitting her freshman year.
The girls and their Smoke teammates are having a car wash/barbecue fund-raiser on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Truckee River Glass to raise money for these high school offseason tournaments.
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The two-time defending state champion Truckee baseball team opened league play in style this weekend, taking a three-game sweep of Sparks.