On Tuesday night, in Alamo, a fine pitching duel between Sadie Soderborg of Lincoln County and Pahranagat Valley’s Kaitlyn Davis highlighted the non-league action between the two in-county rivals.
Jessica Brede’s first pitch single to center field in the bottom of the fifth inning, scoring Madalyn Taylor, gave the Lady Panthers a 4-3 lead over the Lady Lynx, which was also the final score.
After being touched for three runs by the Lynx in the top of the first inning, Davis spun a masterful two-hit game, keeping Lincoln scoreless for the remaining six innings by allowing no Lincoln runner to get past second base.
In the top of the seventh inning, Pahranagat second baseman Ashlyn Wadsworth made all three unassisted outs on two pop-ups and a line drive to secure the victory.
Morgan Harris was 2-for-3 with a double and teammate Taylor went 2-for-4 for the Panthers.
Lincoln’s Hannah Bleak’s single in the first inning and Sadie Teel’s single to center field in the fourth inning were the only hits by the Lady Lynx.
Both pitchers had a complete game. Davis gave up three runs on two hits, struck out four, and walked one. Soderborg surrendered six hits, struck out four, and walked two.
The Lynx (5-9) opened the game with three runs in the first inning, scoring two runs on two infield errors.
Pahranagat tallied their first run in the bottom of the first inning when lead- off batter Harris doubled to center field and scored when Taylor singled to right field. Their next run came in the fourth inning when Hannah Castleton doubled with two outs to score Brede.
The game was the third of the season between the teams. Lincoln won the first meeting 6-2 on March 10 at the Panther Invitational, and Pahranagat won the second game on March 26 in Panaca, 23-10.
The next game for Pahranagat (6-5) is April 10 at Sunrise Mountain.
Lincoln County’s next games are this Friday in league play at Lake Mead, then a game out of state in Milford, Utah, April 11.