Pershing County finished with a combined 29 hits in two games, and the Mustangs knocked off the two-time defending Division III state champion Lincoln County 7-5 in the second game of the state final at Shadow Mountain in Sparks.
Pahranagat Valley got two strong pitching performances by sophomore Ashlyn Wadsworth, and used a small-ball approach in the second game to beat Wells 3-2 for the Division IV state title at Shadow Mountain in Sparks. It was the school’s fourth consecutive state championship.
Rancho, which defeated Shadow Ridge in its first game Friday, used a seven-run outburst in the second inning to oust defending state champion Reed 12-0 in five innings in the losers’ bracket final at Hixson Park. Seeking their first state title in 36 years, the Rams will face Spanish Springs (27-14) for the crown at noon Saturday. Spanish Springs needs one win to claim the title. Rancho must win twice.
Michaela Hood pitched three innings of relief and went 3-for-4 with three doubles, two runs scored and three RBIs to help Spring Valley’s softball team to a 13-3 win over Boulder City in six innings in the winners’ bracket final of the Division I-A state tournament Friday at Shadow Mountain in Sparks.
Pahranagat Valley’s softball team erupted for nine runs in the third inning to down Eureka 12-5 in the loser’s bracket final of the Division IV state tournament at UNR’s Hixson Park.
Reed’s Julia Jensen struck out 15, including 12 of the final 16 hitters, and led the Raiders to a 2-0 win over Rancho in a Division I state tournament opening-round game at UNR’s Hixson Park.
Michaela Hood tossed a five-hitter with 10 strikeouts and hit the go-ahead, two-run double in the fourth inning Thursday to rally Spring Valley’s softball team to a 9-2 victory over Churchill County in the opening round of the Division I-A state tournament at Shadow Mountain in Sparks.
Lincoln County, the two-time defending Division III state champion, potentially is two wins away from another crown after holding on for a 4-3 win over Pershing County in the opening round of the state tournament atUNR’s Hixson Park.
Spring Valley (25-3) will play in the program’s first state tournament game when it faces Churchill County (25-4) in the Division I-A tournament at 5 p.m. Thursday at Shadow Mountain in Sparks. Boulder City (29-9) faces Fernley (25-6-1) at 7 p.m. in the other first-round game.
Follow the link for the schedule and results (when available) for the state softball tournaments.
After being pulled earlier in the game when she got a little woozy in the heat, Kayla Coles re-entered and blasted a solo home run to help Rancho to an 8-0 win over Liberty in the Sunrise final at Bishop Gorman. It’s the first region title for Rancho, which will compete for its third state title next week in Reno.
Denman threw a six-hitter to help Shadow Ridge to a 4-3 win over Palo Verde in the Sunset final at Bishop Gorman. Shadow Ridge (30-5) advances to the state tournament next week in Reno.
Hood threw a four-hitter and retired 19 consecutive batters at one point to lead the Grizzlies to a 3-2 win in the Division I-A Southern Region title game at Boulder City.
Brook Higbee went 3-for-3 with a double and a home run Saturday to lead Pahranagat Valley to an 18-4 victory over visiting Indian Springs for the Division IV Southern League tournament title.