Carson softball sweeps two games
The Carson High softball team rebounded from a tough week to win its first two games on Friday at the Reed Tournament.
Carson belted three home runs and Brittany Puzey pitched her second no-hitter of the season as the Senators beat Turlock, Calif. 6-1. Kayla Dunn then was the winning pitcher in a 7-2 victory over San Lorenzo, Calif.
The Senators will finish pool play in the tournament when it plays Fallon at 10 a.m. today.
“We played much better,” said Carson coach John Sullivan, whose team was routed by Northern Nevada powers Reno and Douglas this past week.
“Not as many walks and not as many errors. Good competition. It was fun.”
Puzey and Kaylee Risi each hit two-run home runs and Dunn homered for Carson against Turlock. In the five-inning game, Puzey struck out eighth and allowed one unearned run.
Carson scored in the first inning on Bethany Henry’s RBI single. In the third, the Senators scored three runs on back-to-back homers, Risi’s two-run shot and Dunn’s solo shot. Puzey belted her two-run shot in the fourth. Ariandne Gonzalez added a hit for Carson.
Against San Lorenzo, Dunn went the distance, striking out six through six innings while walking not and allowing two unearned runs on two hits.
The Senators scored again in the first on Henry’s RBI single. Dunn had an RBI sacrifice fly and Gonzalez had an RBI single in the second.
Carson scored four runs in the sixth. Lindsay Farnworth tripled, Talia Joyce had a two-run triple, Risi had an RBI triple and Gonzalez had an RBI single.
Gonzalez had two hits and two RBIs and Baylee Biber added a hit for Carson (9-2-1).