The conditions weren't the best, but that didn't stop Brittany Puzey and Kayla Dunn from proving strong pitching efforts again for the Carson High softball team.
Puzey and Dunn were the winning pitchers as Carson swept a doubleheader from North Valleys, winning 10-1 and 7-3.
"It was a cold, miserable, rainy, snowy day," Carson coach John Sullivan said.
Puzey tossed a three-hitter and struck out nine in the opener while Dunn pitched a five-hitter, allowing no earned runs and striking out seven in the nightcap for the Senators (7-0-1, 5-0 in the Sierra League). "They're real solid," Sullivan said.
Puzey also had a huge day offensively, going 5-for-6.
Carson scored six runs in the first inning in the opener. Dunn, Lindsey Perondi, Ariandne Gonzalez and Bethany Henry all had RBI singles during the rally.
Puzey belted a home run in the third. In the fifth, Talia Joyce singled and scored on Puzey's single. In the sixth, Perondi had an RBI single and Gonzalez had an RBI sacrifice fly.
Puzey was 3-for-3 with three RBIs, Perondi and Joyce each had two hits and Liz Rankl went 1-for-1.
In the nightcap, Carson scored four runs in the second. Ashley Reese singled, Rankl had a two-run triple, Puzey had an RBI single and Kaylee Risi had an RBI sacrifice fly during the rally.
In the fourth, Puzey singled and scored on Risi's triple. In the sixth, Risi belted a two-run double.
Puzey, Reese and Henry all had two hits, Risi was 2-for-2 with a double, triple and two RBIs, Rankl had two hits, a triple and two RBIs and Kaitie Vidovich went 1-for-1.
Carson has a key Sierra League game on Tuesday at Reno. Sullivan said Puzey or Dunn would pitch in that game.
CARSON JVS SWEEP
The Carson High junior varsity softball team easily swept a doubleheader against North Valleys, winning 22-1 and 21-3.
Kelsey Sweet was the winning pitcher in the first game, going the distance. She allowed one run on two hits and struck out four in the game that was called after five innings.
Baylee Biber went 4-for-5 with a double and Ashley Miller had an inside-the-park home run.
The nightcap was also called after five innings. Mandy Hood went the distance for the win, striking out four. Jessica Grant went 4-for-5 with two doubles and Ambir Rackley was 3-for-4 with a double.