Ely Times photo Isabelle Romero up to bat against Lincoln, with Ena Lester on deck.

Ely Times photo
Isabelle Romero up to bat against Lincoln, with Ena Lester on deck.

 White Pine kept pace with the leaders in the Southern Division III with a doubleheader win at Laughlin last weekend. Scores were 15-5 and 19-2.

Haylee Andre went 4-for-5 with two RBIs in the nightcap. Ena Lester was 3-for-3 with three RBIs in the game for White Pine, which scored eight runs in the fourth inning and 10 in the fifth.

In the opener, Brenna Williams doubled twice for the Ladycats, who used a seven-run third inning to pull away.

Debra Kingston and Brenna Williams both homored in the second game.

Brittany Schelper had two hits and an RBI in the second game for Laughlin.

White Pine is in a solid third place in the league as the regular season closed on Tuesday as they hosted two-time defending state champion Lincoln County.

The Lynx beat the Lady Bobcats 8-6 and 19-7 on Tuesday. Lincoln had an 8-1 lead in the first game, but substituted a young pitcher, Hannah Lytle, for starter Jose Burgess in the sixth inning and the girls took advantage of it, scoring one run in the sixth and four in the seventh inning, but falling just short.

In the nightcap, Lincoln (19-8, 13-1) opened up with a four-run first inning, chasing starter Britney Kingston off the mound, and then having strong middle innings, 12 runs in third through fifth inning, to put the game out of reach.

At 16-7 overall, 12-4 in league, the Bobcats in third place because they hold the advantage over fourth place Lake Mead by virtue of their two wins over the Eagles.

Needles won the league tie breaker for first place with Lincoln into the league tournament by virtue of wining the second game with the Lynx on April 8.

The league playoffs will be in Laughlin May 12-14, and as the third place team, will likely have to play Lincoln in th3e first round which is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. May 12.

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