By Brooklyn Thomas Posted April 28, 2010
With first place on the line, the varsity baseball team fell short against Truckee on April 22. Defensive miscues and poor hitting resulted in two losses, 6-1 and 9-8.
The Buckaroos had solid pitching performances from Bryan Noble and Anthony Chojnacki.
“All of our pitchers gave us the opportunity to win, but we didn’t support them well,” said head coach Ron Espinola.
In the second game, Lowry was behind 8-6 in the sixth. However, the Bucks rallied for four runs on hits from Noble, Jace Billingsley, Dusty Kraft and Mitch Pollock.
Pitching in relief, Billingsley, was able to keep the score at 8-6 going into the home half of the seventh. RBIs from Billingsley ad Jesse Studebaker pushed the games into extra innings.
In the eighth Truckee was able to push across the go-ahead run and Lowry’s rally fell short in the final frame.
The players were disappointed with the outcome.
Kraft said, “For starters, we weren’t ready to play…I think we were a little overconfident.” He added, “It’s obvious they have no respect for us and our field and that’s something we don’t do here.”
The Bucks will try to salvage a win when they take on the Wolverines in Fernley on April 26. Details were not available at press time.