Greenwave softball continues perfect league start

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The Wave softball team continued its perfect start to 3A East play with a sweep over Dayton last weekend.

Fallon (6-0 3A East) defeated the Dust Devils, 9-3, on Friday and 5-2 and 11-0 on Saturday at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex. Fallon, which is one game ahead of Lowry in first, travels to Elko (3-3) today for one game and then a doubleheader on Friday.

Senior Lydia Bergman added to her career-breaking home run total of 10, which is still the best in the Silver State, with a bomb in the first inning on Friday as she led the team with five RBIs. Sophomore Vernita Fillmore led the team in hits with three, including two triples, and one RBI, while sophomore Dana Buckmaster had two hits and an RBI.

Freshman Janessa Bettencourt pitched a complete game, striking out 10 while giving up two earned runs on six hits.

In Saturday’s 5-2 win, Fallon took advantage of errors to break a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning.

After Fillmore singled to open the inning, Buckmaster’s grounder was misplayed at second. Bergman’s infield popup was also misplayed which allowed Fillmore, who was on third, to score. Junior Reece Hutchings’ bunt scored Buckmaster, giving Fallon a 4-2 lead. Fallon added its final run when Bergman scored on sophomore Taralynn Vershum’s sac fly to left.

Fillmore pitched seven innings, striking out eight and allowing four hits.

In the nightcap, Fallon ended the game early due to mercy rule after it scored its runs in the first three innings.

Fillmore, Bergman and Hutchings each had two hits with Hutchings driving in two. Fillmore, Buckmaster, Vershmum and junior Kiley Wallace each drove in a run.

Three runs scored on errors in the first inning before four consecutive hits to open the third inning broke the game open. Bergman led off with a double and scored on Hutchings’ double. Wallace singled in Hutchings and then scored on Vershum’s single to left.

Fillmore pitched five innings and struck out five while allowing six hits.


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