Shutouts are starting to become as trendy as the latest cold going around.
After beginning crossover play with the Mount Rose on Friday by shutting out South Tahoe, 11-0, the Lady Wave softball team didn’t yield a run in two games on Saturday in Dayton.
Backed behind an eight-run first inning, Fallon shut down Truckee, 13-0, in the first game before using another eight-run inning to defeat Sparks, 12-0.
With the crossover sweep, Fallon evened its record to 4-4 with another crossover this weekend. Fallon travels to Elko County to face Elko, Spring Creek and Lowry in two days. League play against the Division III (Yerington, Silver Stage and Pershing County) begins later this month.
In last weekend’s doubleheader against the Mount Rose, the bats stayed hot and the pitching continued to prosper since the opening weekend tournament in Sacramento. The Lady Wave outscored their Mount Rose opponents, 36-0.
Fallon wasted no time scoring against Truckee on Saturday at Six Mile Canyon softball field. The Lady Wave erupted for eight runs in the opening inning and then added five in the third inning to win by the mercy rule.
Rileigh Ricken rebounded from the preseason tournament to turn in a five-inning shutout of the Wolverines. The junior hurler threw a one-hitter and struck out 11 while giving up just one walk. Ricken helped herself at the plate, too, by blasting a three-run home run.
Gabby Sharpe also drove in three runs on one hit, while Kaysee Archer, Megan McCormick, Shelby Lawry and Danielle Rothery each had two hits. Rothery also drove in two runs as did Kalyn Huckaby. Ali Tedford, Paige Thorne and McCormick each had one RBI for Fallon, which collected 14 hits.
The scoring didn’t stop in the second game when Fallon shut out Sparks, aided immensely by an eight-run second inning.
Miranda Ford had a strong outing in the circle as the freshman struck out four and gave up four hits in five innings.
Archer, Ricken and Tedford each drove in two runs against the Railroaders, while Izzy Thomas, Rothery, Huckaby, McCormick and Thorne each had an RBI. Archer, Ricken, McCormick, Tedford and Thorne also had two hits.
Baseball drops 2 to Mount Rose
After a walkoff 8-7 win over South Tahoe on Friday, Fallon couldn’t find its groove on Saturday.
The Greenwave lost to defending state champ Truckee, 10-2, before losing to Sparks, 13-3. Fallon travels to Elko this weekend to compete in the Ruby Mountain crossover.
Fallon spotted Truckee a 1-0 lead after the first inning before coming back with two runs in the third to take a one-run lead. The Wolverines, however, countered with five in the bottom half before adding two in each of the fifth and sixth innings.
Southpaw Cody Long took the loss for Fallon.
Like the Truckee game, Fallon found itself in an early hole.
Down 1-0 in the third, Fallon tied the game but saw the Railroaders erupt for nine unanswered runs before ending the game in the fifth inning due to the mercy rule.