With a heavy wind blowing to the outfield and gusts near 40 mph, sometimes obscuring the outfielders from even seeing the ball, Lincoln County softball hit four home runs in the first inning, piling up 13 runs, and moved on to a 22-0 shutout of visiting The Meadows last Friday.
Easton Tingey accounted for two home runs, Jaycee Wadsworth and Aspen Wilkin had solo homers and Kaylee Teel doubled, homered and drove in three runs in the big first inning outburst.
It was much the same in the second game. Lincoln (17-6, 10-0) opened with 11 runs in the first inning and coasted to a 22-5 win. Chelsea Lloyd struck out nine over four innings and also homered in the nightcap. Lincoln County’s Tanji Tibbits hit a home run and drove in two runs, and teammate Chesnee Harding added two doubles and a home run in the second game.
Jacqui Adams drove in a run in the second game for the Mustangs (8-13, 4-6).
On Tuesday this week, Chelsea Lloyd pitched a masterful, one hit game, in leading the Lynx to a 12-2 non-league win at Enterprise, Utah on a windy day.
Coaches said Lloyd was hitting the strike zone consistently and making the batters put the ball in play, and the defense did a good job in making the outs. Lloyd and Teel hit home runs for the Lynx who scored one or more runs in each inning.
Lincoln has just one more home game this season, this Saturday against White Pine. Lincoln had two shutout losses to White Pine in non-league action last year, as well as losing 12-5 to the Bobcats, the eventual state runner-up, in an elimination game at the state tournament last year.
The remaining games for Lincoln this season will be at Pahranagat Valley May 6 and at Agassi Prep May 9. The Southern League tournament is May 15-17 in Needles and the state tournament May 22-24 in Reno.