Truckee strikes out
The Tahoe-Truckee High School baseball team dropped two road games in a double-header this past weekend, sending the team further into the slump that has plagued it since the beginning of the season.
The team traveled to Fernley April 4 for the start of league play, losing 8-4 in the first game and 7-5 in the second.
The March 31 game at Yerington was rained out.
In the first game against Fernley, Spencer Archer went two for three with a single and a home run, earning two RBIs.
Truckee took an early 2-1 lead, but four runs from the Fernley side in the fifth dampened Truckee’s chances at the win.
Geoff Hovorka was one for three with a double, scoring once.
Taylor Greene went one for one for a single and scored once.
Tom Hernandez and Mike Detwiler each batted .333 for a single and ran one in.
Truckee’s first two runs came in the first, with one more coming in the second and the seventh.
The first run was a two-run homer to center field from Archer, but four Truckee errors allowed Fernley to score five unearned runs in the game.
In total, the Wolverines had eight hits and four errors to Fernley’s eight hits and three errors.
The second game started off good for Fernley, which scored three first-inning runs and another in the second.
Truckee only scored one run in the first six innings. In the seventh, Detwiler stepped up to the plate for a three-run homer, leading a Truckee drive which came a little too late to stop the 7-5 Fernley win.
“Our errors hurt us in this game,” said head coach Craig Lawrence.
The four TTHS errors allowed Fernley to score four unearned runs.
Detwiler and Archer each went four for seven on the day, with both hitting home runs.
“They both had a good day with the bat,” said Lawrence.
Greene and Ryan Babb each were one for two with singles.
Zach Lawrence was one for four with a double and Hernandez was one for four with a single and an RBI.
Truckee outhit Fernley 11-6, but the four errors to Fernley’s one forced the unearned runs and Truckee eventually fell.
The next Truckee game is today at ROP, which is a makeup game for a canceled league doubleheader.
There is a tournament scheduled for April 15-17 at Manogue, time TBA.
The junior varsity baseball and softball teams didn’t see much action beyond practice last week, with all of their games being rained out.
At press time Tuesday, the JV teams were scheduled to travel to Virginia City for games.
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