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Lincoln senior Paul Boag bats during Monday’s home game against Moapa Valley.

The Lincoln County High School baseball team went 3-1 last week, defeating Lake Mead twice during a doubleheader in Henderson last Friday and splitting a pair of games at home against Moapa on Monday.

Lincoln beat Lake Mead 7-4 and 13-7 during their first league contests of the season. Mike Wood pitched during the first game and did well, according to Lynx coach Raymond Wadsworth. The second game was tight until Wood and Nick Vincent got a couple two out hits to break things open. Kobe Walker pitched in the second game, with Alex Vincent closing. Wadsworth said it was great to get those first two wins of the season, especially since they were league games.

“Lake Mead’s improved a lot since the last time we played them,” he added.

In Monday’s matchup against Division I-A Sunrise League opponent Moapa, the Lynx lost the first game 14-4, but defeated the Pirates 9-2 in the second contest.

The first game was ugly for the Lynx, according to their coach. He said the team was flat footed and didn’t have any drive or “killer instinct,” as the Pirates won easily.

Wadsworth said a serious team discussion occurred between games, where the team was challenged to decide what type of group they were going to be. The Lynx responded, looking like a different team in the second game. “Everything clicked for us,”  Wadsworth said. “The kids were making plays, running down balls, getting hits.” He added, “The second game was kind of a gut check or character check, and I was pleased with the outcome.”

Aside from being a bigger school, Moapa was also undefeated coming into the doubleheader.

The Lynx are now 2-0 in league play and 3-5 overall. More league opponents are on deck. Next up for Lincoln is a Tuesday doubleheader at home against Mountain View around 1 p.m. Next Friday (April 1), the Lynx travel to Las Vegas for a doubleheader against Agassi Prep. Both Mountain View and Agassi Prep have yet to win a ballgame as of Wednesday.

In the Division III Southern League standings, Lincoln is second to Needles, which has three wins and no losses and is 5-4 overall.