Mike Wood had a perfect day at the plate for the Lynx, going 3-for-3 in the opener and 3-for-3 with three runs and three RBIs in the nightcap as Lincoln swept a pair of five-inning games from the Lions on scores of 22-3 and 14-0.
The Lynx have been putting heavy scores on the board since a first game loss in the Spring Slam tournament at Mountain View. In the five games since they have banged out 67 hits and outscored the opposition 84 – 7.
Coach Ray Wadsworth says while the team is a good hitting team, “we also try to capitalize on the errors and mistakes made by the other teams.”
In the opener with Calvary Chapel, McClain O’Connor, Charlie Scott, Casey Frehner, Preston Robbins, Christian Florence and Tristan Davis each had two hits for Lincoln County, which scored 12 runs in the first inning. They hammered the Lions for 19 hits overall and scored at least three runs in every inning.
In the second game, O’Connor was 3-for-3 with a triple, two runs and two RBIs. Florence was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, and Scott went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Lincoln County, which scored 10 runs in the second inning. Derek Shumway threw a one-hit, four-inning shutout with nine strikeouts.
“All of the team, top to bottom, have been putting in their time to help the team win, whether it’s with their defense or with their bat or pitching,” said Wadsworth.
Lincoln while not being a veteran team, with only four seniors, does have a lot of good experience and definitely a team effort, he said.
The Meadows and Needles are expected to be the biggest challenges in the Southern Division III League. Lincoln does have a 13-3 win over The Meadows in the Mountain View tournament and play at Needles April 17, then at The Meadows April 24.
Lincoln is the defending regular season and tournament champions.
The Lynx are off through Spring Break, and host Pahranagat Valley in a twi-night game at 6:30 p.m. April 7 and back in league action April 10 hosting Agassi Prep.