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Rare game tests Whittell softball team

Staff report

Playing for the second time in three weeks, Whittell coach Lindsay Wines knew there would be a few rough spots for her softball team against Truckee on Thursday.

Truckee used a pair of four-run innings to beat the Warriors 12-5 in a nonleague game at Lampe Park in Gardnerville. The Wolverines scored four in the first frame and four more in the fourth to take control.

“We played pretty steady except for those two innings,” Wines said.

If not for a two-out error by Whittell in the first inning, the outcome could have been much closer. Truckee went on to score four runs against Whittell starter Katie Komorowski. Despite few game situations over the past month, Komorowski had decent control, walking four batters.

Senior Anna Kingman hit her first home run of the season and played shortstop left-handed because her right throwing arm remains sore.

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“I can’t even brush my teeth with my left hand and Anna plays shortstop left-handed,” Wines said.

Whittell (5-9) will play a twin bill against North Tahoe today at 3:30 p.m. in Gardnerville. Senior catcher Whitney Gielow will miss both games because of a previous commitment.

“Whitney does a great job behind the plate for us and we’re going to find out how much she means to us,” Wines said.

Carson shuts out Vikings

Mandy Carvin pitched a one-hit shutout as the Senators beat the Vikings in five innings Thursday in Carson City. Mollie Novasel recorded the only hit for South Tahoe, while Jen Bigelow’s double play early on provided the lone defensive highlight for the Vikings.

South Tahoe (0-7) travels to Reno on Saturday for a doubleheader against Wooster.

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