SPARKS " Atwater scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to knock off Carson 4-3 in an elimination game at the annual Reed Easter Softball Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Shadow Mountain Complex.
Carson went 0-4 in the tournament.
Carson led 3-2 entering the last inning, but Atwater had two hits and Natalie Morrow also made a critical throwing error.
"We still have a case of the dropsies," said Carson coach Scott Vickrey, whose team committed four errors, three in the fourth and one in the seventh.
Carson took a 1-0 lead on a homer by Daria Leid in the fourth, but Atwater scored two in the fourth off Lindsay Ashbaugh.
Carson bounced back with two in the sixth to take a 3-2 lead. Krista Mattice walked and Lauren Knorzer singled. Leid followed with a run-scoring single, tying the game at 2. An error enabled CHS to go ahead.
That set the stage for the seventh when Atwater won the game.
Leid led Carson with two hits, while Kristin Withrow, Mattice and Knorzer added a hit apiece.
Cassie Vondrak missed her fourth straight game with a hand injury. Carson is hopeful she can return this week to face Galena.
FERNLEY SWEEPS DAYTON
Dayton had a rough day on the field, losing 3-1 and 8-2 in a Northern 3A softball doubleheader against Fernley.
Dayton dropped to 1-8 in league and 4-14 overall.
Mackenzie Cole went the distance in the opener, allowing four hits and striking out three batters. Two of the three runs she allowed were unearned.
Fernley took a 1-0 lead in the second. Dayton tied it at one on Breanne DeHaven's run-scoring single. Two costly seventh-inning errors enabled Fernley to score two in the sixth to take the lead for good.
In the second game, Fernley scored two in the first and sixth in the second off Melissa Coyle, who allowed seven hits and seven walks in her stint in the circle before turning the ball over to Cole.
Lindsie Cross had a key single for the Dust Devils.
Mariah Collins led the Dust Devils with two hits.
YERINGTON GETS SWEPT
YERINGTON " Spring Creek scored early in both games of the doubleheader, and recorded 9-3 and 12-2 wins over Yerington Saturday afternoon in a Northern 3A doubleheader.
Spring Creek led 7-3 after two in the opener. In the second game. Spring Creek led 6-2 after two innings. Brett Pickett was 3-for-6 with six RBI.
Cole Aiiazzi went 4-for-6 in the doubleheader for Yerington.
DAYTON BASEBALL SPLITS
The Dust Devils won game one of the doubleheader with Fernley 11-3, but were on the other end of a lopsided game in the afternoon, falling 13-6.
Dayton (2-7 Northern 3A, 7-11 overall) was led by Connor Oliver who pitched six innings in the first game with nine strikeouts.
Oliver went 3-for-4 in the second game with three runs scored.
In the first game, Houston Bernston was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Jason Maxim went 1-for-2 with two RBIs.
CARSON JVs SPLIT
GARDNERVILLE " Carson split two games Saturday at the Douglas JV Softball Tournament at Lampe Park.
Carson topped Wooster 11-4, scoring seven runs in the eighth inning. Nicole Strickland delivered a big pinch-hit double to snap the tie a 4-all tie.
Caitlin Sinclair, Emily Collins and Ali Vondrak all had two hits in the Wooster win. Collins drove in three runs, while Dee Morrow, Vondrak and Strickland all drove in two runs.
In the second game, Carson lost 6-2 to Spanish Springs.
The game was tied at 1 after five. The Cougars scored five in the sixth to take the lead for good.
Morgan Kleine had three hits to lead Carson.