Varsity baseball looks past losses with playoff hopes
The THS varsity baseball team was routed 1-11 in a non-league game against Reno High School Tuesday, when the “mercy ruled” called for the end of the game in the top of the sixth inning.
“I’m not disappointed with the loss, Reno is number one in the state of Nevada,” said head coach Jason Estabrook. The team traveled to Reno for the game.
The Wolverines had their fair share of base runners, but failed to get a hit the whole game. The only run came in the third inning when Kevin Schlesinger grounded out, scoring Nick Smith. The Wolverines only got on base through walks and errors; however Schlesinger earned an RBI before being thrown out at first.
On the defensive end, Truckee could not put a stop to the Huskies. The Huskies took the lead after the first inning and never looked back. Reno High hit and scored consistently the entire game. The Wolverine pitching struggled with 10 walks and four strikeouts. Despite errors, Truckee came up with some key defensive plays. In the first and second inning the Huskies were forced to leave the bases loaded.
This was not a league game, so it did not hurt the Wolverines’ playoff hopes.
Truckees’ last league games were on April 26 against Lowry. The Wolverines lead most of the first game. Truckee took the lead in the fourth inning when sophomore Jimmy Williams hit a homerun. But Lowry would come back in the sixth inning to win 1-3 in the first game, and 8-18 in the second game.
The Wolverines have only two league games left. They play them both May 3 against league rivals North Tahoe. Truckee needs to upset North Tahoe both games in order to make it to the playoffs. North Tahoes’ league record stands at 10-4. Truckee is currently 6-8 in the league.
“I think our chances of winning are good if our guys come out to play. North Tahoe is in the same position as we are as far as the weather and indoor practices go,” said Estabrook.
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