The Lincoln County High School followed two tough losses at Needles with a win over Panguitch in recent softball action.
April 12, came from behind in both games, defeating the Lynx 16-8 and 11-10.
In the first game, Lincoln started off the inning batting, but the first three batters struck out. The Mustangs got up to bat and got two runs with one out. Junior Sadie Soderborg struck out the next batter and Junior Kayla Rinehart caught the third out, ending the inning with the Mustangs ahead by two.
The Lynx were able to get two runs to tie the score and held the Mustangs with no runs for the second inning. During the next inning, neither team scored.
At the start of the fourth, the Lynx scored two more runs to pull them ahead and held the Mustangs scoreless, ending the inning 4-2. However, as the fifth inning came to an end, the Mustangs tied the score once more with two runs.
Lincoln was held scoreless in the sixth inning as the Mustangs pulled ahead with an additional two runs.
Though the Lynx tied the score in the seventh inning, the Mustangs blitzed the Lynx with nine runs, ending the game 15-6.
In the second game, Lincoln scored five runs in the first inning, giving them a huge advantage as the Mustangs only scored once. In the second inning, the Lynx were scoreless and the Mustangs got two runs, bringing the score to 3-5.
In the third and fourth innings, both teams were scoreless. In the fifth inning, the Lynx pulled ahead with five more runs, putting their lead at 10-3. However, the Mustangs were able to tie the score at 10-10 due to the Lynx’s fielding errors.
The Lynx gave it their all but the game ended with the Mustangs ahead, 11-10.
The softball team traveled to Cedar City on April 16 to play Panguitch.
The Lynx did well as Macie Howard started off the game with a home run. Sophomore Lexi Long was pitching for Lincoln and struck out multiple batters, bringing the Lynx back in to hit. Then senior Laura Pearson hit the second home run of the game. The team held Panguitch scoreless and ended the game in the third inning with a score of 15-0.
Lincoln is 11-6 overall and 6-2 in league play, which puts the team second in the Southern 2A behind Needles (13-5, 8-0).
The Lady Lynx’s next game will be April 22 at 4 p.m. at Virgin Valley. On the 23rd the team is at Pahranagat Valley at 5 p.m. On April 26, the team hosts Laughlin (6-11, 2-4) for a league double header.