Lincoln coach Pat Kelley said he didn’t mind if the team didn’t even win one game at the Spring Jamboree at Majestic Park in Las Vegas last week because it was great to face such good competition, hitting and pitching.
However, the Lady Lynx did win one of their five games there, a 10-5 win over Cheyenne High on Friday.
They lost all the other games, but had a great time doing it, according to Kelley.
On Thursday, Kia Phillips went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and Sarah Butler was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, but Lynx’s rally fell short in a 9-6 loss against the Fallbrook (Calif.) Warriors.
Lincoln County trailed 7-1 before Phillips had a two-run single in the fifth inning and Butler added a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth to cut Fallbrook’s lead to 7-6. But Fallbrook came back with two in the top of the seventh for a 9-6 lead.
Cameron Lloyd drew two walks and scored twice, and Kailey Kelley went 2-for-2 with a run for Lincoln County.
In their second game of the day, Easton Tingey went 2-for-2 with four RBIs but the Lynx lost to the Louisville (Calif.) Royals 9-7 in a game that was halted after one batter in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Tingey had a two-run single in the third inning and added a two-run single in the fourth.
Emma Detamore homered, and Peyton Anton, Jordan Cleary and Kelsey Venuti each had two hits for Louisville.
On Friday, the Lehi (Utah) Pioneers scored all of their runs in the top of the first inning off Aspen Wilkin and blanked the Lynx 8-0 in a Bronze Bracket quarterfinal.
Then against Cheyenne, Sarah Butler had two doubles, and winning pitcher Josie Burgess homered to lead the Lynx by Cheyenne 10-5 in another consolation game.
Lincoln opened with three runs in the first and added five more in the third. Both teams hit the ball well, Cheyenne with 13, Lincoln with 15.
Saturday was the final game of the tournament and Lincoln faced Central Union (El Centro, Calif.).
Kassandra Orozco homered, and the Spartans rallied from a 7-0 third-inning deficit to top Lincoln 12-9. Josie Burgess homered for Lincoln County.
With a big lead, the Lynx gave up six runs in the third inning and four more in the fourth.