Truckee softball | Wolverines drop three to Indians
Northern Division I-A standings
Team League Overall
Fernley 12-1 14-4
Fallon 12-2 13-6
Lowry 12-3 15-4
Elko 10-7 14-10
Sparks 8-7 8-7
Spring Creek 6-8 8-10
Truckee 2-11 2-13-1
South Tahoe 3-13 3-13
Dayton 0-13 0-13
The Wolverines are scheduled to host a league series against Lowry on Friday (3 p.m.) and Saturday (11 a.m., 1 p.m.).
The Truckee softball team ran into a tough opponent this past weekend with Elko in town.
The Wolverines nearly held on for a victory in the series opener Friday but ultimately came up short in a 15-13 slugfest. Elko went on to win the second game of Friday’s doubleheader, 22-4, and Saturday’s series finale, 9-5.
The Indians, who improved to 10-7 in Northern Division I-A play, are in a tightly contest battle with Fernley (12-1), Fallon (12-2) and Lowry (12-3) for the top playoff seed. Truckee is 2-11 in league.
The Wolverines got off to a promising start in the first game, as they jumped out to an 8-2 lead after one inning and extended it to 11-2 in the third.
Elko struck back with a five-run fourth, and Truckee scored two in the bottom half of the inning to adjust the score to 13-7. The Indians then scored three runs in the sixth and five in the seventh to take over the lead for good.
Truckee had 13 hits to Elko’s 20. Junior Katie Fisher was 4-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs to lead the offense. Danielle Jackson was 2-for-4 with an RBI, Taylor Stevens was 1-for-2 with two RBIs, and Ellie Simpson had a hit and drove in two runs.
Belin Abundiz had two hits, and Tori Simpson, Sylvia Soto and Anna Hudson each had one. Soto pitched a complete game.
The Indians got off to the hot start in the second game, scoring four runs in the first inning, 10 in the second and five in the third to take a 19-0 lead. Truckee came back with a three spot in the third and another run in the fourth.
Stevens blasted a home run for the Wolverines and was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Ellie Simpson, Liz Cortez, Soto, Jackson and Fisher had a hit apiece. Jackson’t hit was a triple. Ellie Simpson and Jackson pitched for Truckee.
Elko again jumped out to a big lead on Saturday with a five-run first followed by two runs in the second and one in the third. The Wolverines’ bats came to life in the fourth, when they scored all five of their runs.
Abundiz went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Fisher was 2-for-3, while Jackson and Hudson each and a hit and RBI. Ortiz also drove in a run. Soto pitched all seven innings.
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