Incline softball | Highlanders fall to Yerington, beat North Tahoe
Northern Division III standings
Pershing County 12-0 19-4
Yerington 7-2 10-7
West Wendover 10-5 13-9
Battle Mountain 7-5 12-7-1
Incline 3-9 3-10
Silver Stage 3-11 3-17
North Tahoe 0-12 0-12
Incline is scheduled to host a three-game league series against West Wendover this Friday (4 p.m.) and Saturday (11 a.m., 1 p.m.).
The Incline softball team found itself on both ends of lopsided scores in the past week. The Highlanders routed North Tahoe 23-5 and 21-3 on Tuesday and lost 22-1, 25-3 and 11-1 to Yerington last Wednesday and Saturday.
In Game 1 against the rival Lakers, Incline scored all 23 runs in the first four innings — four in the first, six in the second, 10 in the third and three in the fourth.
Freshman Faith Ogden was named Incline’s Player of the Game after going 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Nearly every Incline player had at least one hit as the Highlanders amassed 17 hits total.
Briana Barraza was 3-for-3 with an RBI, Kennedy Cohn was 2-for-2 with three RBIs and Haeden Suter was 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Skylar Jones drove in three runs on one hit, a triple, while Alyssa Flynn had a double and two RBIs, Karyss Thompson had two hits and an RBI, Taylor Orblych had two hits, and Sarah Bursell had one.
Orblych pitched all five innings of the shortened game, which was called on the 10-run mercy rule. She struck out five while allowing five runs (three earned) on two hits and two walks.
Thompson pitched Incline to victory in the second game of the doubleheader, recording seven strikeouts in five innings while giving up three runs (none earned) on just one hit and five walks.
The Highlanders banged out 14 hits, with Jones earning Player of the Game honors with a 2-for-3 performance with an RBI.
Thompson and Kayla Smothers each drove in three runs on two hits. Both of Thompson’s hits were triples. Barraza went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, Ogden was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Suter had a double and two RBIs. Cohn, Flynn and Orblych each had an RBI.
Incline is now 3-9 in Northern Division III play. North Tahoe is 0-12 and Yerington 7-2. Pershing County leads the league with a perfect 12-0 record.
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