Wolverines honored for play on the diamond
Truckee High School’s baseball and softball teams concluded their seasons last month and recently had five players named to Division 3A All-North teams.
The Lady Wolverines softball team concluded a difficult season where snowfall and spring storms limited the squad’s time on the practice field as a young group of players went 3-21 on the year.
The team featured five seniors, but was led by the play of junior Danielle Jackson.
For her performance this past season, Jackson was named Division 3A All-North Second Team Infielder.
Jackson led the team in nearly every batting category with a .528 average, 38 hits, 15 RBIs, five doubles, two triples and a home run. She also had team-high 14 stolen bases.
According to maxpreps.com she finished the year ranked seventh in batting average for all of Division 3A.
The Truckee girls also had senior Cheyenne Brown receive honorable mention honors.
According to team scorekeeper Sarah Jackson, Brown was only able to play in 14 games this season because of her competitive skiing schedule.
Still, Brown finished tied with junior Stephanie Randall for the second most hits on the team with 19. She was second on the team with a .442 batting average and provided the squad’s only other home run on the season.
Brown was also the team’s top pitcher, racking up 40 strikeouts and an ERA of 4.88 over 47 and a third innings of work.
The Truckee girls also graduated three-year starter Anna Hudson, Angelique Martinez, Juliet Ryan and Ellie Simpson.
On the boys’ side, senior Connor Bullion led the Wolverines to an 8-20 record this season, averaging a team-best .400 from the plate. Bullion also led the team with 14 stolen bases, and was second on the team from the mound with 21 strikeouts.
For his play this year, Bullion was named second team all-league as a utility player.
The Wolverines also had senior Jayden Commendatore and sophomore Marcus Bellon receive honorable mention honors.
Commendatore finished his year as the team’s leader in run production with 19 RBIs.
Bellon concluded his year with a .377 average, had the second most hits on the team with 29 and second most RBIs with 15.
Truckee also graduated David Dalicandro, Jack Englert, Max Wingard, Will Belden and Christian Foley.
The baseball team, softball team and the rest of Truckee athletics will next host the inaugural Coach Bob Shaffer Memorial Golf Tournament on June 11 at the Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing.
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and costs $180 per player or $680 for a foursome. The competition begins at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start with music, prizes and raffles scheduled after the tournament ends.
Registration can also be done online at coachshaffermemorial.org/register.
Proceeds from the event benefit the schools sport’s programs.