Lincoln baseball wins two over Laughlin

Camden Lamb:
Hunter Wilkin at the mound against Laughlin last Friday in Panaca.

The Lincoln County Lynx baseball team pulled out two tough wins over a strong Laughlin team last Friday.

Solid pitching and tough defense were key to 4-0 and 3-1 wins, giving Laughlin its first league losses of the year and keeping the Lynx undefeated in league play.

Kobe Walker went all seven innings in the first game and was in control throughout. The Lynx offense had a tougher time bringing in runs, but did enough to secure the win.

Hunter Wilkin pitched the next game, giving up one run and keeping Laughlin off balance all game. Alex Vincent came in and finished the game off. Lincoln’s offense still wasn’t up to par, but they did enough. Coach Raymond Wadsworth said, “Our pitching is what won the game for us.’’

Lincoln had its final league games at The Meadows on Friday. The Class 2A Southern League Baseball Championship tournament is scheduled Thursday, May 11 through Saturday, May 13 at Mountain View Christian School in Las Vegas.

The top four teams in the league will advance to the tournament. Lincoln likely will come in as the #1 seed, followed by Laughlin (16-6, 10-2), Needles (13-7, 8-4) and The Meadows.

The top two teams out of the tournament will advance to the 2017 NIAA 2A Nevada State High School Baseball Championship tournament, which will be held Thursday through Saturday, May 18 – 20, at a site to be announced in Las Vegas.

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