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Galena softball sweeps Sparks

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RENO – Teresa Miller hit a perfect 8-for-8 as Galena High School swept both ends of its Northern 4A softball doubleheader at home against Sparks on Saturday.

Galena (9-5, 7-3 Northern 4A) won the opener 10-0 in five innings behind the five-hit pitching of Kirsten Drury, and Jenn Molinari pitched seven-hit ball as the Grizzlies won game two 12-2.

Miller hit 4-for-4 with a double and one RBI in the first game. The sophomore outfielder also hit 4-for-4 with one RBI in the second game.

Brooke Holland hit 2-for-3 with four RBIs, Tiffany Kristie 3-for-4 with two doubles and Abby Parker 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in game two.

Molinari struck out seven and walked two in the second game. Drury struck out one, walked one and only allowed two baserunners to get as far as second base.

The Grizzlies played errorless ball in both games.

Douglas 6-11, Lowry 1-0

WINNEMUCCA – Jodi Gonzales went the doubleheader distance as the Tigers swept their two games against Lowry. The two wins give the Tigers a 7-3 season record and put Douglas right back in the thick of the playoff race.

“Gonzales came in and stepped in right when we needed her,” said Douglas coach Ken Carr. “I really feel the game has come back to the team (after some tough losses.) The team was really focused today.”

Gonzales helped herself in the first game by going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. In the second game, Lindsey Rollins led the way with a double, triple and four RBIs.

Douglas has a tough schedule this week with five games on the calendar, including a tough doubleheader at Reno High next Saturday.

3A Division II Baseball

Incline 4-0, Yerington 3-4

Zach Roots was 2-for-2 with a pair of RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday, helping Yerington salvage a sweep against visiting Incline.

Incline won the first game 4-3, but the Lions (8-4, 3-2) came back to win the second one 4-0 on the strength of Joe Goffinet’s four-hitter.

Alex Tapia and Matt Farler picked up the only other hits for Yerington in the second game, as both went 1-for-3. Goffinet struck out nine and walked only one hitter.

In the first game, the Lions rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Incline’s three-run lead. Andrew Malarchik, Billy Snow, Farler, Tom Sceirine, Josh Hurt and Michael Keats all picked up hits for Yerington.

Yerington will travel to face Whittell at Lampe Park for a 3 p.m. game on Tuesday.

Dayton 11-17, Lovelock 4-1

A slow start to the 1999 division season cost the Dust Devils a divisional playoff spot. But there was no slow start for Dayton in the 2000 division season on Saturday, as the Dust Devils (15-1) swept Lovelock to start league play 2-0.

“We needed to get something started right away,” said Dayton coach Craig Miller.

Shane Van Zant turned in a spectacular all-around game in the opener. He struck out 15 Lovelock batters to pick up the complete-game victory in the opener while also batting 4-for-4 with a double and a RBI.

Bob Nylen was just as impressive on the mound for the Dust Devils in the nightcap. He struck out 10 Mustang batters while walking none in a complete-game performance that Dayton won in five innings.

3A Division II Softball

Yerington 10-10, Incline 0-0

Sherry Conway threw a no-hitter for the Lions in the first game, and then Amy Sceirine fired a one-hitter in the second as Yerington earned the sweep against visiting Incline.

In the first game, Yerington scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to force the mercy rule on Incline. Conway went the distance, striking out seven and walking only two to improve her record to 5-0. Analee Hatcher was 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI, while Sarah Sciarani was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Hillary Vaughn also tripled.

Sceirine struck out seven hitters in the second game and walked one. Erin Vaughn and Christen Adams both picked up a pair of hits for the Lions (10-1), who ran their league record to 5-0.

Yerington returns to the diamond at 3 p.m. Tuesday when it travels to face Whittell.

Dayton 11-11, Lovelock 0-1

Dayton pitcher Jen Dillie is making a no-hitter seem like a routine game for the Dust Devils these days. For the second consecutive day, Dillie pitched a no-hitter as the Dust Devils won their opener against Lovelock. She also picked up the win in the second game for Dayton (13-1), which starts the league season 2-0.

Dillie now has five career no-hitters. This was the first time two came in consecutive games.

Dayton put the Mustangs away early in the first game with six runs in the first and three in the second.

Dillie was also 6-for-6 at the plate during the doubleheader.

Carrie Kordonowy was 4-for-6 during the two games with two doubles, a triple and four RBIs.

Dayton coach Jeanne Utterback said the Dust Devil girls were extremely motivated to knock off the Mustangs quickly. The entire doubleheader took just two hours.

“They were focused to get done early because it was prom night,” Utterback joked.