Dayton softball sweeps, Carson JV 2-for-3
Appeal Staff Report
The Dayton Dust Devils finished off a three-game sweep over Lowry on Saturday, winning 3-0 in the opener and taking a 6-5 victory in the nightcap.
Freshman Mackenzie Cole pitched a three-hit complete game shutout for Dayton in the opener, striking out 12 in seven innings.
Cole came back to earn a save in game two, going three innings. She struck out five and gave up two hits in relief of Sierra Barnwell, who struck out six, while giving up five runs and six hits in four innings of work.
In game one Cole scored on a passed ball and Brittany Hill (1-for-2) hit an RBI single to give Dayton a 2-0 lead.
Hill scored on a passed ball in the third to round out the scoring.
Melissa Goetz went 1-for-3, as did Natasha Wells in the opener.
The Dust Devils outscored Lowry 6-2 in the first inning and held on for the win after giving up three runs in the fifth to improve to 3-0 in league play and 3-1 overall.
Kasani Cortez led the way in game two, going 1-for-2 with two RBI, while Hill went 2-for-3 with an RBI and run.
Mariah Collins was 1-for-2 with an RBI, Breann DeHaven was 1-for-3 with an RBI, and Goetz added a hit.
CARSON JV WINS TWO OF THREE
The Senators put in a full day's work Saturday in the Douglas Tournament in Minden.
Carson beat Reed, 6-1, in game one, and Douglas, 11-4, in game two, before losing game three, 10-2, to Spanish Springs.
Natalie Morrow pitched a complete game against Reed, striking out five.
Lisa Yamamoto drilled a two-run homer in the fifth to put the game with Reed away.
Lauren Knorzer added three runs and a hit and Marissa Luicido scored two runs against the Raiders.
Christina Gallegos pitched a complete game against the Tigers, striking out five.
Knorzer led the way with a two-run homer and scored two runs.
Luicido added two runs and Ashley Saarem contributed one hit and scored a run as Carson scored three first-inning runs and eight more in the third.
Douglas responded with four runs in the third to avoid a loss via the mercy rule.
Carson finished second in the tournament to champion Spanish Springs.
Carson scored one run in the first and the other in the fifth on a Knorzer homer.
The Senators improved to 5-2 overall and 1-0 in the Sierra League.