Lady Bucks drop two of three in Elko to start league play

It was an up and down weekend for the Lowry High School softball team, which opened Northern 3A East play in Elko.

Lowry dropped the opening game of the series 3-1 on Friday afternoon but bounced back for a 17-8 win in the nightcap. 

The offense went away again on Saturday morning, with an 6-2 loss. 

The Lady Bucks dropped to 1-2 in the Northern 3A East and 7-5 overall. 

It is the first time Elko has taken a series from Lowry since 2010.

Maddison McClure

Elko 3, 

Lowry 1

A pair of errors in the first inning aided Elko to take a 1-0 lead, which held up until the top of the fifth inning. Bailey Peterson and Maddison McClure reached base on errors to start the top of the fourth inning but could not score.

With one out in the inning, Crisslyn Rodriguez hit a ball to second base, only to have Peterson thrown out at home.

Lowry is only run in the game came in the fifth inning off a triple by Savannah Stoker, who scored on an error on the same play.

The Indians plated single runs in the fifth and sixth innings to hold on for the win.

Adalyn Entwistle and Stoker paced the Lady Bucks with two hits apiece and Hayden Case, McClure and Rodriguez each had one hit.

Stoker went the distance in the circle, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits. She struck out six and walked three.

Bailey Peterson

Lowry 17, 

Elko 8

After struggling to find an offensive groove in the series opener, Lowry came out one fire in game two on Friday with eight runs in the first inning. 

Entwistle and Stoker started the game with a single and triple, followed by a single from Case. With one out, Bailey Peterson collected the first of her four hits to give Lowry a 3-0 advantage. 

The onslaught continued with a single from Rodriguez and a double from Entwistle to increase the score to 7-0. 

The eighth run scored on a live drive from Stoker that was not handled at second base.

Peterson belted a solo home run in the second inning and drove home another run in the third. The senior finished 4-of-5, with three RBI and two runs scored. Lowry closed out the game with three runs each in the sixth and seventh innings.

Case also had four hits and drove in two runs and Entwistle and Stoker each had three hots and combined for five RBI and five runs scored. 

Natalya Guizar helped herself out with a pair of hits and McClure and Rodriguez each had two hits. Isabel Upton and Cambria Tisue each had one hit.   

Guizar threw a complete game in the circle giving up 10 hits. She allowed eight runs (five earned), struck out five and walked five.

Elko 6,

Lowry 2

As it was in game one of the series, Lowry saw its offense go away in the finale on Saturday morning. 

McClure celebrated her birthday in style with a 3-for-3 performance a solo home run to tie the game at 1-1 in the second inning.

The Indians tacked on single runs in each of the first four innings to lead 4-1. The Lady Bucks cut the deficit to 4-2 in the fifth inning, as Peterson scored on a wild pitch but got no closer.

Stoker suffered the loss in the circle, with Guizar and Elisabeth George seeing time in the circle as well.

Lowry returns home Friday to play Fernley at 3 p.m. The two squads play a doubleheader on Saturday at 11 a.m.