Wolverines look to bounce back against Colts
After getting off to a hot start in Class 3A Northern League play, the Truckee baseball team has suffered losses in four of its last five games.
Truckee and North Valleys matched up for a three-game series last weekend. The Panthers captured a pair of close games last Friday and Saturday before the Wolverines bounced back to claim a 12-2 win to close out Saturday’s doubleheader.
Senior Griffin Roberts led Truckee during the series with eight hits, including a triple and three RBIs. Senior Tyler Lamperti had six hits, including three doubles, and four RBIs. Senior Sam Purgason finished the series with a triple and a double and a pair of singles, along with driving in a team-high six runs. Senior Cody Zachariasen had six hits and two RBIs. Junior Matt Tanner had three hits and three RBIs. Senior Jackson Kahl hit a pair of doubles and drove in two runs.
Junior Damon Bacon picked up Truckee’s lone win from the mound, pitching five innings to close the series. Bacon struck out 10 batters, allowed one earned run and seven hits.
Truckee then traveled to Reno on Tuesday for a game at Greater Nevada Field against rivals South Tahoe. The teams battled to a 1-1 tie through seven innings, but it would be the Vikings getting better of the Wolverines, pushing a run across in the bottom of the ninth to claim the league win.
Truckee (9-6, 5-5 West League) will look to right the ship today at Wooster (1-10, 0-9 West League). The Wolverines will wrap up the three-game series against the Colts with a doubleheader on Saturday. The first game will start at 11 a.m.
LADY WOLVERINES SWEPT BY PANTHERS
The Truckee softball team continues to search for its first win of the season following a three-game sweep by North Valleys.
The Panthers outscored the Wolverines 36-1 across the trio of contests.
Junior Elyse McCartney led Truckee during the three games with a pair of hits and an RBI. Freshman Scarlett Fierro also finished the series with two hits.
Truckee (0-13, 0-9 West League) will travel to play Wooster (5-8, 3-6 West League) today to open up a three-game series. The two teams will play a doubleheader at Wooster on Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m.
LAKERS EXTEND STREAK TO 4 GAMES
The North Tahoe baseball team ran its winning streak to four games following a 16-1 win at home Tuesday against Pershing County.
Junior Parker Roach led North Tahoe with three hits and four RBIs. Senior Caedon Legarza also had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and two RBIs. Junior Jackson Sanford finished the game with three hits and two RBIs as well. Senior Luke Giacobazzi, senior Austin Boals, junior Zack Paulson, and freshman Noah Glickman each had two hits during the game. Glickman also drove in a trio of runs.
From the plate, Boals struck out seven batters and allowed two hits and no earned runs in three and two-thirds innings.
North Tahoe has outscored its opponents 59-6 during its four-game winning streak.
The Lakers (8-2-1, 5-2 Northern League) will play a doubleheader at Pershing County (1-14, 1-9 Northern League) at 10 a.m. Saturday.
NORTH TAHOE GIRLS FALL TO PERSHING COUNTY
The North Tahoe softball team fell to 0-6 in Northern League play on Tuesday, following a pair of losses to Pershing County.
The Lakers suffered a 15-0 defeat at home on Tuesday, followed by a 20-4 loss.
North Tahoe (0-6, 0-6 Northern League) will host Battle Mountain (10-2, 6-0) today. The teams will wrap up the three-game series with a doubleheader, starting at 10 a.m.
Justin Scacco is a staff writer with the Sierra Sun. He can be reached at email@example.com
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