Host Lincoln County turned a triple play in the first game, and McClain O’Connor fired a five-inning one-hitter in the nightcap to complete the sweep of the Mountain View Saints by scores of 11-4 and 15-0 on Tuesday.
Mountain View had the bases loaded with no outs in the top of the third inning of the opener when O’Connor caught a line drive at shortstop, stepped on second base and then threw to third to finish the triple play.
Colton Johnson was 3-for-5 with a triple and four RBIs, and Mike Wood went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in the first game for Lincoln County (12-3-1, 8-0).
Noah Van Kempen went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI, and Nick Jenkins was 2-for-3 with a triple and a run for Mountain View in the first game. Jenkins had the Saints’ lone hit off O’Connor in the second game, a single to lead off the fourth inning.
O’Connor faced only 18 batters over his five innings innings of work and struck out eight. He also went 2-for-3 with three runs scored.
Wadsworth said, “Mountain View (4-7, 2-4) came out a little bit flat (in the second game) and we took advantage of it with some well hit halls.”
He said the Lynx team is looking good right now, starting to fire on all cylinders, “right where we want to be and look forward to the next couple of week when we’ll play co-league leader The Meadows (13-2, 6-0, in Panaca April 25).”
Johnson was 2-for-2 with a double, two RBIs and three runs, and Nick Vincent was 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Lynx. Wood, Preston Robbins and Paul Boag all had a double for Lincoln County.
Last week, Lincoln had a double-header win at Laughlin 14-4, and 15-3.
The team is off for Spring Break until they host White Pine in non-league action April 22.