Truckee softball | Wolverines thump Dayton on road
Northern Division I-A standings
Team League Overall
1. Fernley 19-1 21-4
2. Fallon 17-3 18-7
3. Lowry 15-5 18-6
4. Elko 11-10 15-13
5. Sparks 9-13 9-13
6. South Tahoe 7-13 7-13
7. Spring Creek 8-13 10-17
8. Truckee 5-14 5-16-1
9. Dayton 0-20 0-20
Truckee is scheduled to host Sparks on Tuesday and Wednesday, both at 3 p.m. The Wolverines end the season with a three-game series at Fernley on Friday and Saturday.
Truckee softball players wore out the basepaths in their three-game league series at Dayton on Friday and Saturday.
The Wolverines spanked 49 hits while sweeping the Dust Devils by a collective margin of 48-13. They took both ends of Friday’s doubleheader, 12-10 and 22-3, and closed the series with a 14-0 shutout on Saturday.
Sophomore Cheyenne Brown pitched Truckee to victory in Game 2 Friday, striking out six and giving up three runs (none earned) on two hits and five walks.
Brown was even better the next day. She threw a five-inning, one-hit shutout with four strikeouts and no walks. Both games ended after five on the 10-run mercy rule.
Senior Sylvia Soto pitched the opener and earned the win with a seven-inning complete game. She allowed 10 runs (five earned) on eight hits and three walks, with five strikeouts.
The Truckee pitchers had more than enough offensive support.
In the series opener, the Wolverines bounced back from a 5-1 deficit with a six-run fifth inning and a four-run sixth. The Dust Devils scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh before Soto closed the door on the comeback attempt.
Tori Simpson and Katie Fisher finished with two RBIs apiece, while Ellie Simpson and Danielle Jackson each drove in a run on three hits, and Juliette Ryan contributed two hits and an RBI. Belin Abundiz added two hits, and Taylor Stevens and Anna Hudson each had one.
The Wolverines jumped on the Dust Devils early in the second game and scored at least two runs in each of the five innings, including nine in the second.
Brown helped her cause with four RBIs on two hits, Abundiz went 4-for-4 with three RBIs and Ellie Simpson had three RBIs on two hits.
Stevens and Evelyn Pena each had three hits, and Tori Simpson, Marisol Rocha, Fisher, Ryan and Hudson had a hit apiece. Tori Simpson, Morgan Mederios, Soto, Fisher and Hudson each delivered an RBI.
The Wolverines left little doubt in the series finale, as they scored 13 runs in the first three innings.
Pena led the way with a 3-for-3 game with a double and three RBIs. Brown and Jackson each had two hits and an RBI, while Ortiz, Ellie Simpson, Fisher, Ryan and Abundiz each had a hit and RBI.
Truckee improved to 5-14 in Northern Division I-A play while Dayton fell to 0-20.
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