Truckee softball: Wolverines come from behind to beat Sparks
The Wolverines opened their Northern 3A division schedule with a 19-8 come-from-behind victory at Sparks on Wednesday to improve to 1-0 in league and 4-3 overall on the season.
After Truckee put three runs across the plate in the top of the first, the Railroaders came back with four of their own in the bottom half of the frame. Truckee pitcher Rachel Zissimos struggled with her control, issuing a free pass and hitting three out of the first five batters.
Sparks pushed across another two runs in the second as Zissimos began to find the strike zone. Both teams were shut out in the third inning and put one across in the fourth.
The Wolverines began their comeback in the fifth, putting three runs across capped by Zissimos’ two-run triple off the top of the fence, tying the score at seven.
Stacy Brenes replaced Zissimos in the circle in the bottom of the fifth. Truckee hitters then went on to plate four runs in the sixth to take an 11-8 lead.
The Wolverines then put the Railroaders away with eight runs in the seventh as Brenes shut down the final three Sparks batters in order to preserve the victory.
Truckee outhit Sparks 15-8. Katelyn Gadsby and Zissimos led the Wolverines’ offense with three hits each. Brenes and Kasey Jones followed with two hits each.
The Railroader defense committed five errors, while Truckee committed only a single error. Brenes led the defense with four assists and three put-outs.
Truckee hitting: Zissimos 3-5, Gadsby 3-5, Brenes, S 2-4, Jones, K. 2-4, McKechnie 1-4, Jones, N. 1-3, Davy 1-4, Baker 1-4, Fisher 1-4. 3B Zissimos
Truckee pitching: Zissimos 4 IP, 5 H, 7 R, 4 BB, 4 K; Brenes, S 3 IP, 3 H, R, BB, 2