The Lincoln County High School softball team celebrated senior night on April 26 with two wins over the Laughlin Cougars, 18-6 and 12-2.
The Lynx kept it going on April 30 with a tight non-league win at White Pine, 20-18.
Against Laughlin, the Lynx brought in three runs in the first inning, giving them a lead. However, Laughlin then came out and tied the score with three runs of their own.
The Cougars were able to keep the Lynx from scoring in the second inning and pulled ahead. But Lincoln heated up with six runs in the third inning and kept their bats going into the fourth inning, where they scored four more runs, putting their lead at 13-4.
In the fifth, Laughlin got the Lynx out and scored another run, and each team scored one run in the sixth inning.
Lincoln pulled out four more runs in the last inning and kept Laughlin from scoring, ending the first game 18-6.
Sophomore Lexi Long pitched for the Lynx and did well.
Lincoln started in the field for the second game with junior Sadie Soderborg pitching. Soderborg struck out the first two batters and got the last out at first. Lincoln scored three runs in the inning.
The Cougars were able to score one run in the second inning before going out into the field. The Lady Lynx scored another three runs, putting the score at 6-1.
Lincoln kept Laughlin from scoring the next two innings as the Lynx scored four.
The Cougars scored one run, but the Lady Lynx pushed back and ended the game ahead 12-2.
On Tuesday, Lincoln traveled to White Pine to play the Ladycats. Lincoln started off batting and got three runs in the first inning. Out in the field, junior Macie Howard got the first out in center, but White Pine was able to score two runs to bring the score close.
The Lynx were held scoreless in the second inning as the Ladycats pulled ahead after two home runs. In the third inning both teams were held scoreless and the score remained 8-3. Then Long got two RBIs, followed by Howard’s two-RBI home run. The Lynx continued to bat and junior Ava Pearson was able to keep things going with a three-RBI home run.
Lincoln was scoreless in the fifth inning and the Ladycats were able to score three more runs to bring them closer with a score of 15-14. Eventually, however, Lincoln scored an additional four runs in the seventh. Coupled with Ava Pearson’s game-winning catch, that sealed Lincoln’s 20-18 victory.
The team’s final regular season game was May 2 against The Meadows Mustangs, an important game for playoff seeding as both teams hold identical 8-2 league records. The Lynx are 16-6 overall while the Mustangs stand at 12-8. Both are behind first place Needles (15-5-2, 10-0). Laughlin (9-14, 4-6) rounds out the top for.
The 2A Southern League playoffs are May 9-11 at Mountain View High School in Las Vegas. The top four teams qualify for the tourney, which will be a four-team, double-elimination bracket.