The Lincoln County High School baseball took the long drive to Needles last Friday for a league doubleheader.
The nearly 460-mile round trip was worth it, as the Lynx won both games
“It’s always good to go down to Needles and come back with two wins,” coach Raymond Wadsworth said.
The boys played really well over the weekend. Sophomore Kobe Walker pitched a shutout in the first game, and then Lincoln won a close second game.
Walker did it all in game one: he struck out three, and only allowed one hit. Walker really stepped up offensively as well. He had three hits, including a double, and each of his hits drove in a run. The first two innings were uneventful. In the third the Lynx scored three. In the fourth they doubled their score; and then they finished off the game with four more runs and won 10-0.
The second game was very different. “They had a really good pitcher,” Wadsworth said.
The Lynx scored two in the early innings, which gave them the momentum to finish the game out for a 3-1 victory. Hunter Wilkin got the win, and Alex Vincent got the save.
Lincoln (10-2 overall, 6-0 league) next plays a doubleheader at Calvary (4-9, 2-5) on the 21st. The team plays two home games against Lake Mead the following day.
The Lynx host Pahranagat Valley on the 25th at 7:30 p.m.
It was also announced that the baseball program received a $1,000 grant. The team will be awarded the grant money at Calvary Chapel.
“There is a lot we can do with this money to help out the program,” Wadsworth said.