The Truckee baseball team opened the season with a tough slate of games against larger schools in the Mike Bearman Memorial Preseason Tournament at Douglas this past Thursday through Saturday.
The Wolverines went 0-5 as they tried to shake their offseason rust. Nevertheless, coach Mike Ellis was still encouraged by the way his young team swung the bats.
Truckee opened with a 10-0 loss to host Douglas and followed losses to Spanish Springs, 11-4, North Valleys, 9-7, McQueen, 25-15, and Reed, 11-3.
“We’re still getting the rust off. Our defense stunk it up,” Ellis said. “But everybody got to throw, and we were hitting the ball.”
Ellis said senior hurler Ty Vaio tossed a solid game against North Valleys, nearly going the distance, while Riley and Miles Guiragossian and Mike Jones, among others, had success at the plate.
The Wolverines will jump right into Northern Division I-A play this Friday and Saturday, as they have three league games at Fallon (Friday 3 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m., 1 p.m.).