Vaqueros stop Fallon in slugfest

Fallon’s Lydia Bergman stops the ball at third base before throwing across the infield.

Fallon’s Lydia Bergman stops the ball at third base before throwing across the infield.


Fernley banged out 18 hits and never trailed in the game to defeat Fallon 14-12 in a Northern 3A East softball game played at the Edward Arcineiga Athletic Complex.

Both teams resume play on Saturday in Fernley for a doubleheader that begins at 11 a.m.

The Lady Vaqueros scored three runs in the top of the first inning to set the stage in the game played by longtime rivals. Mackenzie Viehland, who also picked up the win, doubled  in Fernley’s first two runs, and Kacie Harer followed with a single to drive in a run. Harer had four hits and batted in four runs.

The Wave, though, responded in the bottom of the inning to tie Fernley. With two outs,  Lydia Bergman tripled to right field, and she scored on a passed ball. Fallon loaded the bases on three walks, and Savana Manha scored on a passed ball.

The Vaqueros continued its offensive power in the next inning with Viehland and Braelyn Birkle each stealing home, and Aschlynn Roemer scoring on a passed ball.

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Fallon first baseman Shaylee Fagg makes an out against Fernley as the Vaqueros’ Starr Schennum heads toward the bag.


Fernley added a pair of runs in fourth inning on Harer’s fly ball single. The Vaqueros built on their 8-3 lead by tagging Fallon with four more runs in the fifth inning.

Braelyn Birkle doubled with one out. Mackenzie Depaoli followed with a double that scored two runs. After another out, Harer singled to right field to score a pair of runs.

The Wave cut Fernley’s lead in the bottom with a big fifth inning.

Bergman, who had three hits in the game, doubled, and Savana Manha’s hard infield single scored Bergman. Trinity Helton’s base hit cut the lead to 12-5. With the bases loaded, Shaylee Fagg scored when Shaylee Coldwell received a free ticket to first on a walk.

Fallon took advantage of a catcher’s interference, and Emily Clyburn reached first to score Helton. The Wave scored a pair of runs when Rachel Mori was hit by a pitch, and Bergman’s ground out accounted for Fallon’s tenth run.

A quiet sixth inning for both teams ensued, but each team scored twice in the seventh inning.

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Trinity Helton pitches for Fallon.


Mikaela Miller not only singled in a run, but she also swiped home two batters later.

For Fallon, Manha’s double scored two runners.

Helton took the loss for Fallon, which is 1-3 overall, and Fernley improves to 4-0.


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