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Truckee softball: Wolverines split doubleheader at Dayton

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Community Submitted Photo/to swright@sierTruckee outfielder Ashley McKechnie hits a single against Dayton on Saturday. McKechnie was 5 for 7 on the day with four RBI.
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The Truckee varsity softball team split a doubleheader with the Dayton Dust Devils on Saturday. After an 8-4 loss and 15-8 win, the Wolverines are 3-6 in Northern 3A league play.

The opener saw the Dust Devils hold the lead for the entire game by scoring in four of their six innings.

Truckee starting pitcher Rachel Zissimos went four innings, surrendering seven runs on five hits and four walks and a hit batter with a single strikeout. Krysta Murphy came on in relief, throwing two innings, allowing a run, two hits and three walks while striking out three.

Ashley McKechnie went 3 for 3 in the game, while Tracy Pearson drew three walks and scored two of the four Wolverine runs.

Game 2 saw a different Truckee team take the field, as they plated 12 of the 17 batters they sent to the plate in the second inning and cruised to the 15-8 victory.

Wolverine shortstop Amber Davy led Truckee offensively, going 3 for 5 with a double and five RBI. Zissimos was 2 for 5, with a double and an RBI. McKechnie went 2 for 4 with a walk and four RBI. Kaycie Jones and Jessie Jensen added two hits each, while Pearson drew another four walks, making that seven free passes on the day.

After Murphy started the game and went 1 1/3 innings in the circle, Zissimos relieved her in the second and went on to dominate the Dust Devils over the next 5 2/3 innings, yielding just two runs on seven hits while striking out 11 without giving up a walk.

UP NEXT: The Wolverines now have nearly two weeks off from league play. Truckee plays a non-league matchup at South Tahoe on Tuesday before waiting to host Spring Creek in a three-game series on April 16 and 17.

and#8212; This article was e-mailed to Sports Editor Sylas Wright at swright@sierrasun.com.