The varsity baseball team beat Sparks both games of a doubleheader at Truckee River Regional Park on Saturday, 11-1, and 12-1. Both games were called after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
The Wolverines are 8-4 in league play ” good enough for first place ” with four league games remaining. Sparks and Spring Creek are both 7-3, and coach Mike Ellis said this is the closest race he has seen in his seven years of coaching.
“Things are getting real exciting,” Ellis said. “It’s going to be a real race here at the end.”
Ellis said if the team wins the remaining four games in league, playoffs will be a guarantee, and they might be hosted in Truckee.
Jimmy Williams is one of the Wolverines who is pounding the ball. In the first game against Sparks on Saturday, Williams went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI, and in the second game went 3-for-3 with three doubles and three RBI.
Ben Tonon had a solid first game both pitching and batting. The junior went 2-for-2 at the plate with two RBI, and on the mound struck out eight, allowed only two hits, no earned runs and no walks.
Buck Claesson went 1-for-2 at the plate in the first game, Jeff Hansen 1-for-3, Paul Tierney 1-for-2, John Hooper 1-for-2 and Matt Aboumrad 1-for-3. Each had at least one RBI.
Kevin Embertson pitched the second game. Embertson struck out two batters while allowing five hits, three walks and one earned run.
Hansen went 3-for-3 with a double, Joe Lipnoski 2-for-3, Hooper 1-for-2 with an RBI, Aboumrad 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI, and Andrew Mazzini 2-for-2 with three runs scored. Claesson scored two runs, Scott Decker picked up an RBI on a deep sacrifice fly and Tierney had an RBI and scored a run.
A small group of the Truckee High track team travelled to Yerington last Saturday for the Smith Valley Track Invitational. While several athletes were out of town on spring break, many who competed earned medals (top four finishes) and personal records. In addition, because only 16 athletes were able to go, several competed in multiple events.
“The team performed very well,” said Truckee track coach Diana Yale. “I was very pleased with how they did overall with the few kids we had.
The following is only a partial list of results from Saturday since final standings have not yet been posted. On the girls side, Kalei Cofer placed second in the 100 meter hurdles with a personal record time of 18.24. Cofer also placed 4th in the 100 meter dash with a personal record of 14.00. In addition, she was on the 4X100 relay and placed fourth in a time of 55.22, along with Lauren Altieri, Shannon Holt, and Lindsey Holt. Holt also medaled with a personal record in the 200.
On the boys side, Kellen Bonham placed second in the 100 meters with a personal record of 11.62 and also medaled in the 200 meter dash. Cole Froelich, in his first year out for track as a sophomore, placed third in the 300 meter hurdles in a very fast, competitive race.
Jamie Maehler, running several events, placed fourth in the 100 with a time of 11.74, fourth in the 400 with a time of 54.91, and also medaled in the 200. Further results can be seen at the Web site, nvtrackstats.com. The team travels to a its first 3A league meet in Yerington on April 30.
The varsity softball team lost one game and won three last week.
Last Tuesday against Colfax, the Wolverines lost 9-1. Coach Mitch Brown said there were not many highlights to note in that game other than a solid defensive effort.
Truckee “came back strong,” Thursday against Whittel, Brown said, winning by a score of 12-5. Kaley White pitched six innings and allowed only one run.
The Wolverines beat Sparks both games of a doubleheader on Saturday, 9-2, then 10-0. White pitched all 14 innings and gave up only one earned run.
Julie Rohrback went 4-for-8 Saturday, as did Dani Turner. Jordan Raber was 4-for-7 with a triple, Alycia Smith 3-for-6, Kristyn Sarcia 3-for-5 and Kelly Stephens 4-for-7.
“Defensively, in the outfield and infield, the girls are playing great,” Brown said.
Last Tuesdays game against Quincy was cancelled. On Saturday the Wolverines lost to Sparks in the first game of a doubleheader, 2-1, and won the second game, 3-0.
Sahlberg pitched the first game, going seven innings, striking out 13 and allowing four hits. At the plate Sahlberg went 1-for-2,-with a strikeout and an RBI triple. The freshman is averaging 13 strikeouts per start this year.
Shortstop Trevor Allen went 2-for-3 with a stolen base in the first game.
Francisco Ruiz pitched all seven innings of the second game. Ruiz struck out six and allowed four hits. At the plate Ruiz went 1-3 with a walk and a Single.
Allen was 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, and two stolen bases, and is hitting .372 on the season. “Trevor has come a long way,” Carlson said. “He-has developed into a good baseball player, as well as a team leader.”
Also in the second game, second baseman John DePew went 2-for-3 with two singles and two RBI.
“We have played pretty well so far this year,” coach Matt Carlson said of his team, which is now 6-4 in league play.
Carlson also mentioned the quality play of sophomore Greg Pearson this season.
“Greg Pearson has-really come around,” he said. “He has one of the highest on-base percentages, and is one of the most aggressive base runners we have. Greg makes things happen.”
The junior varsity softball team won three games last week to remain undefeated in league play.
Tuesday, April 12, the team traveled to Colfax and won by a score of 13-8. On Saturday the girls walloped Sparks twice, 11-1 the first game, and 17-4 in the second.
The Truckee High golf team took first place last Friday in Lowry while shooting its lowest score of the season.
The Wolverines shot 392, Lowry 395, Dayton 423, Fernley 428, Spring Creek 436, Sparks 456, North Tahoe 463, Yerington 484 and Incline 496.
Individually for Truckee, Kaya Lampe shot a season-best 71, Ian Casey shot 79, Greg Shove 80, Nathan Wrenn and Wes Hollabaugh 81 and Tom Kokenge 84.
“We are continuing to improve as a team,” Truckee High coach Jeff Froelich said.
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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.