The Big Pine Lady Warriors softball squad’s last series of games has been the antithesis of their baseball counterparts with a winless Yerington tournament, then a runaway win over the Coleville Lady Wolves Tuesday.
But first, the good news. The Warriors walked their way to a 23-6 win over Coleville.
With a total of 27 walks and four hit batters, the Warriors definitely made lemonade out of lemons; the 23 runs were scored on only four legitimate hits.
The Warriors’ pitcher, Trisha Fortney, went all seven innings with 4 hits, 4 strikeouts and 12 walks.
Big Pine jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first. The Wolves stayed close with a 7-6 score going into the bottom of the third, then the walk-a-thon got under way. The Warriors scored 5 runs in the fourth, 7 in the fifth and nailed the coffin shut with 4 runs in the sixth.
“The Warrior defense made some outstanding plays,” said coach Bob Church. “Catcher Huvi Dewey, third baseman Rachel Gibons and Sissy Root at second were all solid. All nine girls played on defense throughout the game.”
Alicia Peterson: 1 for 2, 4 walks, 3 runs, 1 RBI
Alysha Carrington: 1 for 3, 2 walks, 3 runs, 2 RBI
Sissy Root: 1 for 3, 2 walks, 2 runs, 2 RBI
Sheyanne Wilder: 1 for 4: 2 walks, 1 run, 3 RBI
The 0-4 Yerington record isn’t as dismal as it looks. With the exception of the first 0-13 loss to Whittel, the final three games were all close. Of those 13 runs, only 3 were earned.
The Warriors lost to Tonopah, 6-10; Mineral County, 8-9, and Silver Stage, 9-11.
The Warriors take on Beatty in a double-header Friday, then travel to Hawthorne Monday, March 19 to take on Mineral County.