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Sparks softball buries Truckee
by Tribune Staff
Apr 27, 2013 | 1679 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Sparks Railroaders romped over Truckee 17-1 in Division 1-A North prep softball action Saturday morning.

The game's outcome was never in doubt. Sparks posted 16 first-inning runs on 14 hits. The Railroaders added their only other run of the game in the third inning.

Marissa Cossio pitched the first four innings and picked up the win in the circle for the SHS gang. Madisyn Locke worked a 1-2-3 fifth to close out the lopsided affair.

Sparks finished with 17 hits in the drubbing. Jocelyn Vasquez, Riley Regas, Miranda Bush and Michelle Cardenas all contributed doubles to the Railroaders' offense.

"Hitting got contagious in the first inning," Sparks coach Frank Avilla said. "We stayed very disciplined. There is no secret Truckee is having an off year, but we strung some good hits together and the girls were confident after they beat Truckee twice Wednesday. That carried and they were ready to come out and play today."

Sparks (13-11, 13-2) locked up a Mount Rose League championship with the win. The Railroaders will be the No. 5 seed in the Division 1-A North postseason bracket and travel to Elko for a best two-of-three playoff series May 3-4.

"I'm excited," Avilla said. "We've got some momentum for the coming years. This playoff berth shows the work this group has put in. The kids are making a commitment to play. They're ready to keep moving forward. It's been a good year."

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