Staff Report Posted April 22, 2009
Although Lowry won three games in Truckee and is well-positioned for the playoffs, they are still looking to improve.
Sophomore catcher Dana Pardovich said, “It went pretty well, but we could have done a little better offensively.”
In Friday’s game, Lowry used the 10-run rule to end the game in the sixth inning, 11-1. The Bucks jumped to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning when Lynssey Johnson drew a leadoff walk and stole second. She was driven in by Pardovich’s double. Lexi Gonzalez singled and to plate Pardovich. Gonzalez came home when Masie Kemp reached on an error.
The Bucks added two more runs in the second and one in the fifth before breaking out with five runs in the sixth.
The team is focussing on playing together and that seemed to be accomplished.
Sydney Sundahl said, “We played pretty well as a team.”
In the first game on Saturday, Lowry trailed 1-0 until the top of the fifth.
Jenae Neu lead off the inning with a walk and was scored on Missy McKinnon’s triple. Pardovich added another RBI with a single. She scored the third run of the inning on Kemp’s double to left.
Head coach Dustin Christean said, “ Dana had a great weekend…probably the best she’s played all year.”
In the final game, the Truckee bats were kept in check by Gonzalez, Neu, and Dani Chavez. The Bucks totaled nine runs to Truckee’s five.
The three wins put the Lady Bucks in good position for the playoffs.
Johnson said it puts us in a good spot because we could get home-field advantage for zone [with wins over Sparks and Spring Creek].
Johnson added, “Our defense is good but we need to work on more situational hitting.”