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Warriors hit Truckee roadblock

Boyd Dangtongdee / Special to the Tribune

The Truckee baseball team left little suspense in a Mount Rose League doubleheader against Whittell on Saturday. The Wolverines scored 53 times while holding the Warriors to 2 runs in a pair of lopsided victories, 26-2 and 27-0.

Truckee scored 26 runs in Game 1 on 23 hits, led by senior Aaron Pado’s 5-for-5 performance with a double, triple and five runs.

The Wolverines scored three runs in the first inning, 13 in the second and nine in the fourth. The Warriors scored once in the first inning and once in the fifth as the game was called on the 10-run mercy rule.

Pitching and defensive errors were the biggest problem for the Warriors with a combined 16 walks and 24 errors in nine innings.

“We are just not making the easy plays,” said Whittell coach Thomas Hunter in an email.

Quinn Kixmiller broke up the Truckee shutout with the only RBI. Matt Elliott also contributed a couple of hits, and so did Robbie Poet.

“Quinn’s bat is getting better every game, and Chris (Evan’s) defense is getting better at second base,” Thomas said.

The second game was called after three innings, after the Wolverines exploded for 16 runs in the second inning and another 10 in the third.

UP NEXT: Whittell played Smith Valley on Tuesday and will travel to North Tahoe on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The game will be moved to Governor’s Field in Carson City if there is too much snow on the field.

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