Pershing County softball team sweeps three from Incline in 2A play

Miya Gallagher winds up against Incline on Saturday at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno.

Miya Gallagher winds up against Incline on Saturday at Damonte Ranch High School in Reno.

The Pershing County softball team continues to rack up the wins. 

Last Tuesday (March 19), they hosted Incline for the first game of a triple header. 

They beat the Highlanders 19-4 in three innings. Over the weekend, the Mustangs traveled to Damonte Ranch High School in Reno and won two games in three innings (21-2, 20-2).

Pershing County improved to 11-0 overall and 9-0 in the Northern 2A. Incline now stands at 1-8 overall and 1-8 in league.

“We had to make some last-minute adjustments this week in practice and the girls stepped up to the task,” coach Jordan McKinney said. “They impress me with their ability to adjust to new things being thrown at them.”

Mady Grenz plays first base against Incline.

Mustangs break tie with big second inning

The first inning of the series opener against Incline ended in a tie (3-3).

But Pershing County scored 10 runs in the second inning. Incline did not recover despite their efforts. 

Pershing County junior Raegan Burrows went 3 for 3 at the plate.  Riley Harvey had two hits for the Mustangs. Anika Happy, Katelynn Elerick, Anna Happy and Yasmine McKinney each had one. Burrows pitched for Pershing County, striking out six, walking one and she allowed one hit and four runs. 

Things didn’t get any better for Incline when Pershing County traveled to Reno for the last two games of the series. 

In Saturday’s opener, the Mustangs jumped out with 11 runs in the first inning. In the final game of the series, they scored nine runs in the first inning. Their defense never allowed the Highlanders a rest.

“All nine girls in Saturday’s line up hit really well,” said McKinney. “I couldn’t be more proud of them.”

On Tuesday, Pershing County hosted Yerington and results were not available at press time. 

This Friday, the Mustangs travel to Yerington to finish the series. 

The Lions are third in the league (6-0) so they may present more of a challenge to the Mustangs.

Still ahead are triple headers against Battle Mountain (2-4), Oasis Academy (6-0) and Silver Stage (3-3).