The Lincoln County High softball team traveled to Mesquite for their first tournament. They played two games on March 8 and one on March 9, finishing with a record of 0-3.
The team’s first game was against the Legacy Longhorns. Sadie Soderborg started off pitching and Legacy came out ready to play, scoring six runs in the first inning.
In the second inning both teams did well at holding each other with no one scoring. Lexi Long started pitching at the start of the third inning and the Longhorns scored two runs. Then Macie Howard made a catch in center field for the third out. The ladies still had a hard time hitting and ended the inning with no runs, down by eight.
Hoping to catch up, the team put Josee Lytle in to pitch for the fourth inning. Laura Pearson made a catch at third for the first out but Legacy came back with two more runs and ultimately won 10-0.
The team’s next game was also on Friday against the Moapa Valley Pirates. Long started out pitching and Kadi Davis caught a fly ball in right for the first out. The Pirates got two runs in and Pearson got the last two outs. The Lynx got up to bat and the first three batters got out.
The second inning started off with Moapa getting two free bases. Howard caught a fly ball and Long struck out the last batter, holding Moapa to only one run that inning.
In the third inning the Lady Lynx had a hard time fielding, giving Moapa seven runs. At the start of the fourth inning, the ladies did a good job of holding the Pirates, but a runner stole home and the game ended with Moapa winning 12-0.
The last game of the tournament was Saturday against the Spring Creek Spartans. The Lynx batted first and all three hitters struck out. As Spring Creek was up to bat, Baylee Cameron got the first out and Soderborg struck out the next two batters with no one scoring in the first inning.
The second inning started off better with Kendra Mathews getting on base, but the next three batters struck out. Mathews then stole home to give them a run. The inning ended with the Spartans ahead 6-1.
In the third inning, no one for either team got on base or scored. The fourth inning gave the Lynx two more runs. KyLee Cameron caught a fly ball in right to get an out, but Spring Creek got three more runs, bringing the score to 9-3. The Lady Lynx pushed hard in the fifth inning, getting five runners in to score, however, they fell short and lost the game 9-8.
The team’s next tournament is the Spring Slam in Las Vegas, March 14-16.