Truckee softball | Wolverines power up in rout of Sparks
The Wolverines wasted little time getting down to business in a 23-3 Mount Rose League rout at Sparks on Wednesday.
Truckee assistant coach Tom Jones called the game a and#8220;hit festand#8221; for the visiting Wolverines, who led 6-0 after one inning and finished with 17 hits in the shortened five-inning game.
Senior shortstop Stacy Brenes helped get the offensive onslaught started with a grand slam in the first inning. She finished 2 for 5 in the game, while Natalya Jones went 3 for 3, Savannah Graham was 2 for 2 and#8212; before injuring her ankle and#8212; and Cheyenne Acevedo was 2 for 3 with a monster home run.
Acevedo’s bomb may have been the farthest shot hit by a Truckee player this season, as it landed about a 100 feet beyond the fence in dead center field.
Senior Tracy Pearson and Jessie Jensen each went 2 for 4, while Krysta Murphy, Jorden Salas, Samantha Safford and Claire DePew each had one hit.
Murphy started and gave up three runs in three innings before Breanna Weber came in and shut the door in the fourth and fifth.
Junior right fielder Katie Churchman dazzled everyone in attendance with the defensive play of the game, as she laid out to complete a spectacular diving catch.
The Railroaders didn’t help their cause much, committing nine errors on the day, including six in the fourth inning.
Truckee improved to 6-2 in Mount Rose League play and 12-7-1 overall with its fifth straight win.
UP NEXT: Truckee and Sparks square off again in a league doubleheader at Truckee River Regional Park on Saturday. Games are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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