Mike Wood went 3-for-4 with four runs and three RBIs in the opener and 1-for-3 with a double, a run and two RBIs in the nightcap Saturday to help host Lincoln County’s baseball team secure the No. 1 seed for the Division III Southern League tournament with a sweep of White Pine.
The Lynx won the opener 19-0 and took the second game 11-1, both in five innings.
In the first game, Derek Shumway and Christian Florence combined on a one-hitter for Lincoln County. McClain O’Connor was 2-for-3 with a double, and Jordan Harrington went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for the Lynx. Paul Boag was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs for Lincoln County.
In the finale, Kevin Mathews tossed a two-hitter and struck out five for the Lynx. O’Connor was 2-for-2 with two triples, three runs and an RBI, and Shumway went 2-for-3 with a triple, a double, two runs and an RBI. Charlie Scott was 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Lincoln County.
The Lynx host the Southern Division III regional tournament this week. Action started yesterday with Needles (13-13) and The Meadows (16-6) and Mountain View (13-13) and Lincoln (17-6). NIAA tournament prices will apply. Lincoln enters the tournament having won 12 of their last 14 games.
In the Northern Division III tournament at Pershing County May 8-9, first round games paired Pershing County (11-7) and Battle Mountain (15-3) and Yerington (15-3) vs. Incline (13-5).
The defending state champion is Yerington.