The Battle Mountain High School softball team started its season with a split of two games, while having other games canceled due to poor weather in Lovelock.
Battle Mountain took on Carlin this past Thursday and beat the Railroaders 11-0. Battle Mountain scored in all four inning it batted in, leading 3-0 after the first inning. After scoring a single run in the second inning, the Lady Longhorns scored four runs in the third inning and three more in the fourth.
Freshman Taliah Gonzalez and Lilliana Haney each had two hits in the victory. Shea Jones, Marena Fuller, Jessa Spring, Heidy Amezcua and Christina Holley each had one hit. Spring and Fuller drove in a pair of runs.
Jones threw a complete-game no hitter against the Railroaders and struck out 12 of the 15 batters she faced, as the junior threw just 61 pitches.
Quincy 9, Battle Mountain 2
Battle Mountain took on Quincy, Calif., on Friday in Lovelock at the Pershing County Tournament and suffered a 9-2 loss. The Trojans scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning and did not trail. The Lady Longhorns plated to runs in the third inning, but Quincy quickly countered with four runs in the third and one in the fourth inning.
Lauryn Avey, Gonzalez, Amezcua and Fuller each had base hits. Avey had two RBI and Gonzalez and Amezcua each scored runs.
Spring and Jones split time in the circle for the Lady Longhorns.
Saturday’s games in Lovelock were canceled due to poor weather.
Battle Mountain hosts Silver Stage on Friday, March 18 and play the Nighthawks in a doubleheader on Saturday, March 19.