TTHS finally gets a win; 2-1 in road series
The Tahoe-Truckee High School baseball team improved its record with two road wins and a loss last week.
On the road April 7, Truckee defeated Whittell 8-3, earning pitcher Zach Lawrence and the Wolverines their first win.
Truckee started off the first inning with Geoff Hovorka, Lawrence and Jeff Andrs each getting RBI hits. Tom Hernandez followed in the second with a two-RBI single.
Pitchers Lawrence, Hernandez and Justin Long combined for eight strikeouts, while scattering seven hits.
All three Whittell runs were unearned due to walks and Truckee errors, but head coach Craig Lawrence said batting won the game for TTHS. Despite Truckee’s five errors, the team posted 11 hits in the game.
Another win came April 9 in a double-header against ROP, with Truckee winning the first game 15-3. Zach Lawrence threw a four-hitter, striking out seven batters and allowing only one earned run.
“This was our second win and our first league win of the season,” Craig Lawrence said. “Zach had a great game with the bat and pitching.”
Taking a loss
In the second game, Truckee didn’t fare as well, losing 13-3. Hernandez pitched four innings, allowing eight hits and striking out six batters. Merek Poco pitched a single inning, allowing a hit and earning a strikeout.
Due to Truckee’s eight errors, 12 ROP runs were unearned.
Paul DeCarlo’s 360-foot two-run homer was the TTHS highlight of the second game.
“This was a bad game for Truckee to give away,” said Craig Lawrence.
(See box for individual highlights.)
Truckee’s next games are the Manogue Easter Tournament, which started yesterday. Should the team advance, the tournament will continue for Truckee through Friday afternoon at Manogue.
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