The Ely Times

Only one of the games White Pine High softball had with Incline last week was reported on In that game the Ladycats had a blowout 23-2 win over the Highlanders thanks to a second inning explosion.

The girls scored 16 runs that inning, maybe a season high for a single inning, and simply overpowered the Incline girls.

The big bats for the Ladycats in the inning were led by singles from Mia Kemmler, Eva Kingston, Karleigh Romero, Nikki Whittaker and walks to six players including  Whittaker and Brenna Williams.

Two walks led off the big inning. Kemmler’s sacrifice fly to center field scored a run, four consecutive hit by pitch accounted for extra runs. In all that inning, White Pine had four singles, one double, six walks and seven batters hit by pitch.

Jessie Leyba took the win for the Ladycats. She only pitched one inning, allowed no runs, no hits, one strikeout and one walk. 

Haley Norton was 3-for-3 at the plate for White Pine.

The girls were cat quick on the base paths, racking up 22 stolen bases as six players had more than one. Kingston led the way with seven.

Statistics and scores of the other two games with Incline were not reported.

White Pine is on the road again this weekend for a three-game set at third-place Battle Mountain (13-3, 8-3).

Silver Stage (12-0, 9-0) still leads the 2A North. White Pine and Silver Stage play the last games of the regular league season April 26-27 at Silver Springs.

Standings in the 2A South have Lincoln County (10-4), Needles (11-5) and The Meadows (9-6).