The Truckee High varsity softball team split a doubleheader with Yerington Tuesday, winning the first game 18-12 and losing the second 17-13. Kathleen Lee pitched both games.
Truckee head coach Mitch Brown said the Wolverines came out flat in the first game, spotting a scrappy Yerington team seven runs in the first inning, most of them unearned. But the Wolverines answered with five runs of their own in the bottom half of the first inning and went on to rally for the 18-12 win.
Offensively for Truckee, Amanda Jones went 4 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs; Dani Turner 3 for 5 with a home run and three RBIs; Corina Mincey 3 for 4; and Katie Zusy 3 for 4 with two RBIs.
Brown said he is baffled, and not pleased, with the 17-13 loss in Game 2.
At the plate in the second game, Jenny Geresy went 1 for 1 with a solid hit, a walk and two runs scored; Katie Reiswig 2 for 3 with two runs; Jones 2 for 2 with two RBIs and two runs; Logan White 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs; and Mincey 3 for 5 with a run.
The Wolverines are 6-5-1 overall and 3-5 in league. Brown thinks it will take five wins out of the remaining nine games to ensure a playoff spot.
The Truckee High baseball team won both games of a doubleheader against Yerington 11-7 and 14-4 on Tuesday.
Keven Sahlberg started on the mound and got the win for the Wolverines, striking out six batters in four innings. Paco Ruiz pitched in relief, going the last three innings and striking out five.
Offensively, Jason Chapman went 1 for 4 with a home run, three RBIs and two stolen bases; Scott Decker 2 for 3 with two stolen bases; Ben Tonon 1 for 4; John Hooper 1 for 4; Andrew Mazzini 1 for 3; Sahlberg 2 for 3; Morgan Harvey 2 for 3 with two doubles; and Brendan Driscoll 2 for 3 with a double.
Hooper pitched the second game, picking up the win in five innings (because of the 10-run rule) on six strikeouts.
Chapman went 1 for 4 with two runs and three stolen bases; Decker 1 for 4 with a double and three RBIs; Tonon 2 for 3 with a triple and four runs; Hooper 1 for 2; Mazzini 2 for 4 with two RBIs; Sahlberg 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs; Kevin Flynn 2 for 3 with a double; and Driscoll 1 for 3.
The Truckee High JV baseball team lost a rematch to Quincy 15-3 on Monday, a team they had beaten previously 11-0. The Wolverines hit well, but were let down by walks and mental errors. Justin Vosburgh went 3 for 3 and Evan Hyland 1 for 1. Five others were 1 for 3.
On Tuesday the Wolverines swept a doubleheader against Yerrington, 12-1 and 14-5. Travis Dwyer pitched flawlessly in the first game, registering 10 strikeouts in four innings while allowing no earned runs. Offensively, Trevor Allen went 3 for 3 with a double and a triple; Evan Hyland 2 for 2 with three RBIs and three stolen bases; Tucker Nevin 1 for 2; and Justin Vosburgh 1 for 3 with two RBIs.
The second game of the doubleheader was going the same way until Yerrington rallied in the fifth inning to prevent a 10-run rule. Truckee pitcher Greg Pearson allowed just one hit in five innings before the Wolverines gave up five unearned runs. Pitching in relief, Clayton McDonnell retired each of the four batters he faced. Truckee’s offense produced 11 hits, with Michael Taylor and Greg Pearson picking up two apiece.
Truckee head coach Matt Carlson said he was impressed with his team’s effort
“I thought the kids showed a lot of intensity and focus, especially after the Quincy game,” he said.
The Wolverines are 4-2 in league play.
The Truckee High track team competed at the Reed Invitational last Friday and Saturday in Sparks. Many athletes (listed below) set personal records in a competitive field of 4A teams.
One of the top performances on the boys’ side came from Austin Lynch, a senior, first-year track member who had an outstanding two days of competition, Wolverines track coach Diana Yale said.
Lynch set a personal record with a time of 23 minutes, 96 seconds in the 200-meter dash on Friday and was the only 3A qualifier for the final on Saturday. On Saturday Lynch set another personal record in the 100 (11.84) and led his 4×200 team (Drew Stewart, Sam Silver and Brandon Peterson) to a sixth-place finish ” first place among 3A schools ” in a time of 1:35.27. In his final race, Lynch led off his 4×400 team (Eric McMullen, Kyle Britto and Sam Silver) with a fast relay split of 52 seconds, another personal record.
On the girls’ side, while there were many outstanding performances and personal records, of special mention are the 300-meter hurdlers (Rachel Hines, Calli White, Kalei Cofer and Vanessa Blount), who each set personal records running against a very strong headwind. Another senior and newcomer to track, Emilia Skytte, a foreign exchange student, put in another great performance at her first track meet ever, Yale said, running a 2:45 in the open 800.
Also of mention is the 4×800 team (Maisha Goodpaster, Whitney Brixey and Megan Colin), which placed second in the 3A.
– 100 meter
Austin Lynch 11.84
Brandon Peterson 11.65
Austin Lynch 23.96
Drew Stewart 26.46
Andre Whorton 26.73
Sam Silver 54.98
Eric McMullen 60.01
Max Salinger 2:25
Jonathan Penfield 2:19
Micah Silver 4:59
Hansen LeClair 5:13
Hansen LeClair 11:37
– 110 High hurdles
Riley Harrison 18.98
– 300 High hurdles
Riley Harrison 46.97
Matt Kulak 52.95
– 4×200 (6th) 1:35.27
– 4×400 (9th) 3:44.98
– 4×800 (10th) 9:07
– Long Jump
Andre Whorton- 15’9″
Matt Kulak- 15’9″
– High jump
Brandon Peterson (5th) 5’9″
Alfredo Oropeza 120’7″
– 800 meter
Max Salinger 2:24
JD Wright 93′
– 100 meter
Brandie Macken 14.45
Hailey Vincent 14.81
Lindsay Holt (10th) 64.54
Amanda Schjelderup 72.99
Emilia Skytte 2:45
Megan Colin 2:52
– 300 High hurdles
Vanessa Blount- 55.10
Calli White 58.7
Rachel Hines 58.82
Kalei Cofer 55.69
– 4×100 (12th) 54.96
– 4X200 (11th) 1:58.16
– 4X800 (11th) 11:21
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