Mustangs sweep three from Wolverines

Yasmine McKinney gets ready to cross the home plate for the Mustangs on Saturday in Lovelock.

Yasmine McKinney gets ready to cross the home plate for the Mustangs on Saturday in Lovelock.

The Pershing County High School softball team hosted West Wendover this past weekend. 

The first game, on Thursday afternoon, ended with a final score of 17-2, with the Mustangs ahead by a mile.

The Wolverines pulled together and came back to Lovelock on Saturday for two less lopsided losses (27-17, 30-20) against the Mustangs.

Pershing County improved to 8-0 overall, and 6-0 in the 2A Northern.

Pershing County’s Riley Harvey moves off first base after a pitch.

“I’m proud of what the girls accomplished this weekend. On Friday, they went out with confidence and just played softball,” coach Jordan McKinney said.

The Wolverines scored both of their runs in the second of the four innings. Pershing County jumped out with three runs and had an eight-run second inning. From there on, it was all Mustangs. 

“On Saturday we reset our whole game plan. We had some girls step up and have great games. I’m proud of them for doing what they needed to do to get the job done,” McKinney added.

Three freshmen played defense and never gave West Wendover a break. They were Tessa Darr, Katelynn Elerick and Samantha Bristow. Senior Anna Happy joined them and also had two home runs.

Pershing County’s Miya Gallagher takes off for second base during a game with West Wendover.

Throw in some critical catches from outfielder Yasmine McKinney, also a senior. The Mustangs hit the ball well as a team with notable performances from Lillian Wagner and Mady Grenz.

Raegan Burrows and Miya Gallagher handled Saturday’s pitching. Burrows pitched the first game and Gallagher pitched the second. 

Gallagher also rocked on third base while Burrows shined as catcher in the closing game of the series.

“Kaylah Hanley and Anika Happy stepped up for us in a big way,” McKinney added. “Riley Harvey stepped in to catch and looked natural behind the plate. They dug deep as a team this weekend and showed what true Mustang pride is all about.”

On Tuesday, March 19, Pershing County hosted Incline (1-5) for the first game of a series of three.

Results were not available at press time. This Saturday they’ll play the Highlanders in Incline at 10 a.m. and noon.