Wolverines softball splits pair with Dayton
The varsity girls softball team split a pair of games Saturday against Dayton, winning the first, 10-3, and losing the second, 7-5.
In the first game of the doubleheader, which was scheduled to be played at home but due to snow was held at Shadow Mountain in Reno, Dayton scored two runs in the first inning off of Kaley White by way of a walk, a hit batter and a double.
The Wolverines were held scoreless until the third inning when Jordan Rabber and Jenny Geresy reached base and Julie Rohrback brought them both in with triple to the gap in left-center. Kelly Stephens then knocked Rohrback in on a fielder’s choice.
After White sat Dayton down in order in the fourth, Dani Turner led off the inning with a home run to left field. Courtney Prouty then doubled to center and was knocked in by a single off the bat of Rabber.
Rohrback ” after Dayton scored another run on a lead-off double and an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth “smacked her second triple of the day in the bottom of the fifth. In the same inning with two outs and two on base, White singled up the middle for two RBI. Turner’s double then advanced White to third, and White scored on an RBI sacrifice bunt by Prouty.
Truckee added a couple more runs in the sixth inning while shutting down Dayton. The final: 10-3, with White picking up the victory.
Rohrback went 3-for-4 with two triples and three RBI, White 2-for-3 with two RBI, Turner 2-for-3 with two RBI, and Rabber 3-for-3 with one RBI. Picking up one hit each were Stephens, Kaley White and Prouty.
White pitched all seven innings, allowed three runs on three hits, one walk and six strikeouts. White threw a total of only 70 pitches, and Truckee made no errors behind her.
In the second game, Dayton scored three runs in the first inning on five hits and a walk. Truckee answered in the first with three runs, one by way of a home run off the bat of Rohrback, followed three doubles in a row by Turner, Alycia Smith and Prouty.
Dayton scored two more runs on three hits and one Truckee error in the second inning. In the fourth, Dayton scored one run on a walk and two Truckee errors.
Truckee was held scoreless until the seventh inning, when the team managed one more run. But it was too little too late, and the game ended in a 7-5 score.
At the plate for the Wolverines, Rohrback went 2-for-2, Dani Turner 2-for-4 with a double, Alycia Smith 1-for-3 with a double and Prouty 1-for-2 with a double.
Pitching, White threw seven innings in the losing effort, giving up eight hits, seven runs (six earned), five walks and five strikeouts. White’s record on the season is 5-3.
The Wolverines’ record is 11-5 overall and 7-3 in league.
The varsity baseball team beat Lowry last Wednesday, 3-2, then split two games against Dayton on Saturday, winning the first game,12-7, and losing the second, 3-2.
Against Lowry on Wednesday, the Wolverines won in the last inning when Paul Tierney walked with the bases loaded, following John Hooper’s game-tying sacrifice fly.
Joe Lipnoski went 1-for-3 at the plate, Matt Aboumrad 1-for-2,
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The Truckee girls’ softball team got off to a tough start to the season, dropping a trio of contests to Sparks.