Lincoln County rolled over White Pine in baseball this past Tuesday, downing the Bobcats, 16-0, 11-1.
Kevin Mathews pitched a one-hit shutout in the first game and the team played very well defensively, according to coach Raymond Wadsworth. One defensive play that stood out to the coach happened during the fourth inning. With runners on second and third and two outs, a ball was hit to deep short. Senior shortstop McClain O’Connor went hard to his right, backhanded the ball threw it to third for a tag out to end the inning.
“It was an overall team effort, everyone hit the ball well, and we only had one defensive error,” Wadsworth said. “So defensively we’re getting solidified.”
The second game was more of the same, this time with Hunter Wilkin on the mound. “We just put the ball in play and were able to capitalize on some mistakes that they made,” Wadsworth said.
Overall, the Lynx met their goal to have only two defensive errors during the two games. “Everyone is starting to come around and play well,” the coach added.
The Lynx (14-7, 13-1) are the two-time defending league tournament champions and and enter the tournament as the No. 1 seed, after winning twice on Friday at Laughlin. Needles, Lake Mead and The Meadows are the other teams expected to be in the four-team playoffs at Laughlin May 12-14. The state tournament is in Reno May 19-21.