Truckee wins first softball title
A Hollywood script writer couldn’t have penned a better ending to the Tahoe-Truckee High School girls’ varsity softball season, as the Wolverines defeated North Tahoe twice last Saturday to finish tied for first place in Division I and earn the right to host the Division I playoffs that begin tomorrow morning at TTHS.
“It’s the first time in school history that we’ve hosted a divisional tournament and finished in first place in the league’s regular season,” said Wolverine coach Jon Western.
The two wins over the Lakers gave Truckee a 7-1 record in the league. Spring Creek also finished with a 7-1 record, but Truckee will host the Division I Tournament because Truckee won a coin toss between the two schools last week that was held to determine the site of the tournament should the two teams tie.
The top three teams in the Division I tournament will qualify for the state AAA tournament scheduled for May 22-24 in Mesquite.
Truckee received good pitching from Brooke Maes and excellent defense to overpower the Lakers in the two games, 19-1 and 11-0.
“We committed no errors during the doubleheader; that was the first time this year we had gone an entire game without making an error,” Western said. “If we can keep our pitching and defense how they’ve been and add some hitting, we’ll be in good shape for the Division I tournament.”
One player who definitely added some hitting to the Wolverines’ lineup Saturday was Alisha York, who was 7-for-9 in the doubleheader with 6 runs scored and 8 RBI.
“It was exciting to finish in first place,” York said. “It’s such an advantage to play the tournament at home because we’ll get more support than we would’ve gotten if we had to drive to Elko.”
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