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Truckee softball: Visiting Spring Creek wins league series

Staff report
Truckee senior third baseman Ellie Simpson digs a ball in the dirt on Friday.
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Northern Division I-A standings

Team League Overall

Fallon 13-1 13-1

Fernley 13-1 13-5-1

Lowry 13-2 13-4

South Tahoe 9-7 9-7

Spring Creek 8-10 10-12

Elko 7-9 9-11

Sparks 3-13 3-13

Truckee 1-11 4-12

Dayton 0-13 0-16-1

The Truckee softball team dropped a pair of league games against visiting Spring Creek on Friday and Saturday, 14-2 and 15-11.

Truckee made things interesting late in Saturday’s contest, forcing the Spartans to come up with a big inning to escape with the victory.

Trailing 9-2 entering the fifth, the Wolverines struck for two runs in the bottom half of the inning and went off for seven runs in the sixth to take an 11-9 lead. Spring Creek put together a six-run rally in the top of the seventh, however, and Truckee was unable to respond.

Senior Alex Richardson started in the circle for the Spartans and fared well until the Wolverines knocked her out of the game in their big sixth inning. Ashley Bodin took over in the sixth and ended the threat.

Truckee banged out 15 hits in the game, led by Ellie Simpson and Danielle Jackson, both of whom drove in two runs on three hits. Daelyn Borden, Belin Abundiz and Evelyn Pena each drove in a run, Anna Hudson had two hits, and Morgan Medeiros, Katie Fisher and Stephanie Randall each had one hit.

Jackson started in the circle and struck out two while allowing five earned runs on six hits in 4 2/3 innings. Fisher pitched the final 2 1/3 innings, giving up six runs on two hits and three walks.

In Friday’s series opener, the game was tied 2-2 after one inning before the Spartans broke it open with an 11-run second.

Bodin pitched a complete game for Spring Creek, finishing with six strikeouts while holding the Wolverines to six hits. Jackson had two of those hits and an RBI, and Borden, Abundiz, Fisher and Juliet Ryan each had one hit.

Simpson, Jackson and Fisher all pitched for the Wolverines, with Jackson recording five strikeouts and allowing only two hits in three innings.

The second game of Saturday’s doubleheader was suspended in the second inning due to a medical emergency and will be made up.

Truckee is now 1-11 in the Northern Division I-A standings as Spring Creek improved to 8-10.

The Wolverines are scheduled to play a three-game league series at Elko on Friday and Saturday.