Lake Mead Christian School was no match for Lincoln County, even with two of their starters out for the second game.
The first game had a slow start. Neither team could get a run in the first inning. In the top of the second, the Lynx first run kick started their performance for the rest of the game. It showed in the next inning. 3 more runs put the score at 4-0. In the 4th inning, the Lynx faltered a little. They didn’t score and allowed Lake Mead to get their first, but only, run. The 5th inning sealed the deal for the Lynx.
Coach Boucher said, “A big 12 run 5th inning was the difference in the first game.”
12 runs was a game changer. Lynx were now ahead 16-1. Lake Mead had the bottom of the fifth to come back. Sadie Soderborg did not allow that happen; by the end of the game she struck out 12 batters. Brynlee Wadsworth hit a home run and had 3 RBI’s. Macie Howard was a big contributor to the team going 3 for 3 with 4 RBI’s. Lexi Long also helped with 2 hits and 3 RBI’s. The Lynx won 16-1.
Lake Mead took advantage of Lincoln’s discomfort in the next game.
Boucher said, “In the second game, we started out with Kendra Mathews and Sadie Teel in the bench due to feeling ill. I think the heat may have had a lot to do with it. It was mid 80’s and no one had been exposed to that this year.”
With two of their starting players out, the Lynx had a very slow start. Lake Mead scored the first run. The next inning was another slow one, with neither teams scoring. The top of the third, Lake Mead scored another 2 runs. Lincoln fought back and scored run after run, taking the lead at 5-3. The 4th inning was another successful one for the Lynx. 2 more runs gave them a solid lead, 7-3. Neither team scored in the 5th and 6th innings, leaving the 7th as the only chance for Lake Mead to catch up. They managed to get one run but it ended there. Lincoln beat Lake Mead, 7-4.
Howard had another good hitting game, with 2 good hits. Soderborg also had 2 hits. Long pitched 6 innings of this game, striking out 9 batters. Soderborg came in and pitched the 7th inning to close the game.
Lincoln traveled to Utah to play Milford on Wednesday, April 11th. Friday, April 13th, they had a home game playing Needles High School at 10 am and 12 pm.