Lowry drops single game to Truckee; sweeps Hug

Lowry’s Matthew Casalez throws a pitch during Saturday’s opening game against Hug in Winnemucca.

Lowry’s Matthew Casalez throws a pitch during Saturday’s opening game against Hug in Winnemucca.

As the Lowry High School baseball team was making its home debut this past Friday, the Buckaroos were looking for their first win over Truckee since 2016. 

The Wolverines are perennial power in the 3A and have dominated the series with the Buckaroos in the past few years.

Lowry had Truckee on the ropes Friday afternoon, overcoming a 5-1 deficit to lead 13-5 going into the top of the seventh inning.

However, the Wolverines rallied for 10 runs in the seventh inning to win the game 15-13.

Truckee secured a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, when a ground ball out by Gabe Lange to score Kasyn Garner. 

Lowry’s Kayd Garner scoops up a ground ball at second base.

The Wolverines added a single run in the fourth and two more in the fifth to go in front 5-1.

The Buckaroos got three of those runs back in the bottom of the fifth inning, aided by a two RBI-single from Jakob Bauman to score Jayce Casalez and Txema Bengochea.

Lowry turned the tables in the bottom of the sixth, rallying for nine runs.

After the first was recorded, Aiden Tregellas singled and Bengochea followed with a double to right field.

Matthew Casalez followed with a base hit to drive in both runners, giving Lowry a 6-5 lead.

The hit parade continued with singles from Connor Peterson and Valencia and a two-RBI triple from Bauman to make the score 9-5. Bauman had two hits on the day, with four RBI. A bases-loaded walk moved the score to 11-5 and a triple by Tregellas and a balk by Truckee accounted for the final two runs.

Lowry’s Erick Valencia throws out a Hug runner at first base during Saturday’s second game.

Truckee began its rally in the top of the seventh, with a lead-off walk, followed by three consecutive singles and a triple to close the gap to 13-9. 

An error moments later led to another run. After the first out was recorded, another Truckee batter reached base on an error, which was followed by a two-Rbi single to make the score 13-12.

Two more Wolverine singles tied the game at 13 and Truckee went in front 14-13 on an error. The final run scored on a wild pitch.

Lowry went down in order in the bottom of the seventh.

Bengochea was 4-for-4 on the day and Peterson and Tregellas each had three hits. Garner and Bauman added two hits apiece.

Lowry was back home on Saturday to face Hug in a doubleheader and beat the Hawks 14-2 and 15-1 to improve to 5-6 on the season.

Lowry 14, Hug 2

Lowry got off to a sluggish start, as Hug took advantage of two hit by pitches, a walk and an error to score twice in the first inning. It was all Buckaroos after that, scoring four runs each in the second and third innings and six more in the fourth.

Tregellas started on the mound, but was limited in pitches. He gave up two hits and two runs in 1.2 innings of work. He struck out two. 

Matthew Casalez finished the game, striking out six and giving up two hits. Kayd Garner led the way going 2-for-3 with four RBI and three runs scored. Zaq Growcock and Tregellas each had two hits.

Lowry 16, Hug 1

Lowry finished the sweep in a four-inning game cut short on the mercy rule. Angus Boyles, Lange and Kayd Garner shut down the Hawks from the mound.

Lowry scored eight runs in the first inning and cruised from there. Brayden Dennis and Kayd Garner had two hits apiece.

Lowry travels to Elko on Friday for a doubleheader at 12:30 and a single game on Saturday at 11 a.m.