The Pershing County softball team continues to gain momentum at a critical point in the season.
This past Tuesday, April 5, they traveled to Tahoe City and blanked the Lakers, 15-0. North Tahoe decided to forfeit Saturday’s doubleheader in Lovelock.
However, both teams agreed to compete twice on Tuesday instead of once as scheduled. “We worked out a way to play two games in Tahoe City,” said Jordan McKinney. “That way all of my girls got a chance to bat and play on the field.” North Tahoe forfeited the third game of the series, skipping their trip to Lovelock.
McKinney relished the opportunity to see the Mustang’s capabilities. She got an idea of what they need to work on heading into competition against Yerington and Battle Mountain.
“Kassandra Swindlehurst played first base and was amazing at bat,” she said. “She is my utility player that I know I can count on when needed. Mady Grenz had some more time on the mound and is coming along nicely as a pitcher.”
Three exchange students add spark to the team. Marina Corcuera, Sidonie Cassoret and Gabi Denaldi had never played softball before.
“The hard work they put in during practice is starting to show during the games. They also make the team laugh and keep the dugout fun,” said McKinney.
The Mustangs hosted the Lowry JV in a non- conference game on Tuesday, April 12. Results were not available at press time.
Life is about to get challenging for Pershing County softball.
Up ahead looms Yerington, also undefeated (9-0). Pershing County hosts the first game of the tripleheader on Tuesday, April 19, at 4 p.m.
They’ll travel to Yerington on Saturday, Apr. 23, for the final two games of the series.