Lady Longhorns get back on track with sweep of Incline

The Battle Mountain High School softball team got back on the winning track with a three-game sweep of Incline this past weekend in Battle Mountain.

The Lady Longhorns outscored the Highlander 50-11 winning 15-5, 19-4 and 16-2. Battle Mountain improved to 5-4 overall and 5-4 in the Northern 2A.

Battle Mountain 15, Incline 5

Battle Mountain found itself in a 3-0 deficit in the first inning in the opening game of the series on Friday but quickly rebounded. The Lady Longhorns plated three runs in the first and three more in the second inning and never gave the lead up.

Incline closed the gap to 6-5 in the top of the third inning, when Battle Mountain answered back with six runs to lead 12-5.

Jazmin Jonson was 4-for-4 on the day with four runs scored, two RBI, two triples and a double. Addison Matheus added two hits and two RBI, including a triple and Paitynn Johns and Eimilie Johnson each had a pair of hits. Johnson scored three runs and had two doubles.

Thalia Gonzalez, Gali Benavidez, Halle Edgar and Heidy Amezcua each had one hit. Jennifer West and Aspen Swanger split time in the circle.

Battle Mountain 19, Incline 4

Battle Mountain dominated from the start in the first game on Saturday, scoring eight runs each in the second and third innings to end the game by the 15-run mercy rule.

Kelcee Robey, Johnson and Gonzlez each had three hits. Johnson added three RBI and Robey scored four runs. 

Heaven Martinez added two, three RBI and two runs scored and Ivy Peterson and Jasenda Guizar had two hits apiece as well.

Swanger and Johns combined to strikeout six, as Swanger earned the win. Incline had one hit in the game.

Battle Mountain 16, Incline 2

Incline held a 2-1 lead in the series finale after an inning but that went away quickly, as Battle Mountain scored nine times in the second inning.

Gonzalez, Stevlana Martinez, Benavidez and Amezcua each had two hits. West and Johnson split time in the circle.

Battle Mountain traveled to Lovelock on Tuesday to play Pershing County and results were not available at press time. 

The Lady Longhorns host the Mustangs on Saturday at 10 a.m.