Jaycee Wadsworth, Josie Burgess and Aspen Wilkin each had an RBI in the sixth inning Thursday to lead Lincoln County’s softball team to a 3-0 win over Needles in an elimination game in the Division III state softball tournament at Bishop Manogue in Reno.
Wilkin tossed a five-hitter and struck out six for the Lynx (27-7), who bounced back from a 4-2 loss to Yerington in the opening round.
Chesnee Harding went 3-for-3 with a double for Lincoln County, which will meet either Yerington (24-9) or White Pine (19-6) in an elimination game at 10:30 a.m. Friday at UNR’s Hixson Park.
Jeannine Otero was 2-for-3 for Needles (17-12), which lost a 6-2 decision to White Pine earlier Thursday.
Yerington 4, Lincoln County 2 — Chelsea Lloyd and Bailey Free each hit a solo home run, but the Lynx fell to the Lions.
Lloyd also pitched a four-hitter and struck out six for Lincoln County, which led 1-0 after three innings.
Yerington’s Angela Sciarani threw a four-hitter.