Battle Mountain softball drops three to Oasis Academy

Battle Mountain’s Ella Moore puts the ball in play during Friday’s game in Battle Mountain.

Battle Mountain’s Ella Moore puts the ball in play during Friday’s game in Battle Mountain.

After having a week off, the Battle Mountain High School softball team was back home to host Oasis Academy in a three-game, Northern 2A series.

The Bighorns played in the 1A state tournament last year and moved up to the 2A this past fall after realignment.

Oasis Academy showed they will be a tough opponent for the league, sweeping all three games.

The Bighorns won 6-2 on Friday and swept a doubleheader (10-2 and 8-6) on Saturday. 

The Lady Longhorns fell to 2-4 overall and 2-4 in league play. Battle Mountain had to forfeit its win over Silver Stage on March 8, for using an ineligible player.

Oasis Academy 6, Battle Mountain 2

Battle Mountain took a 2-1 lead in the first inning without the aid of a hit. Thalia Gonzalez led off getting hit by a pitch and Eimilie Johnson and Jazmin Johnson walked. A passed ball and steal of home led to the two runs.

The Bighorns retook the lead for good with two runs in the second inning and added two more in the fourth for the win.

Battle Mountain’s only hit was from Stevlana Martinez in the seventh inning. Jennifer West and Aspen Swanger split time in the circle, with West suffering the loss.

Oasis Academy 10, Battle Mountain 2

For the second game in a row, Battle Mountain jumped out to a first inning lead, as Johnson and Ella Moore led off with singles.

 A ground out by Gonzalez allowed the run to score for the Lady Longhorns. 

The Bighorns took over from there, scoring three runs in the third and four in the fourth inning to lead 8-1. 

Battle Mountain did not put another runner on base until the fifth inning on a walk by Jazmin Johnson. Kelcee Robey scored the second run for the Lady Longhorns on a steal of home

Oasis Academy 8, Battle Mountain 6

Oasis Academy held a 6-1 lead going into the fourth inning, and cut the lead to 6-3 off a solo home run by Paitynn Johnson and a steal of home by Gonzalez. 

The Bighorn got the two runs back in the fifth inning and led 8-4 going into the seventh inning. 

When the Lady Longhorns scored two runs off a ground ball by Moore. However, the rally came up short.

Battle Mountain hosts Incline on Friday at 4 p.m. and on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Battle Mountain’s Paitynn Johns throws out an Oasis Academy runner at first base during Friday’s game in Battle Mountain.