MCHS 20, Beaver Dam 18
Hailey Lahre was brilliant on the mound on Thursday, as she threw a no-hitter to lead the Lady Serpents past Beaver Dam, 20-18.
Both teams had their chances in the game, but eventually The Lady Serpents took the lead with a big seventh Inning as they would score five in top half of the frame to notch their first regular season win of the season.
The offensive onslaught by The Lady Serpents was led by Jesslyn Gomez, Lahre, Jerzi Moody-Isom, and Madeline Bennett, who all drove in runs.
Beaver Dam scored four runs in the bottom half of the seventh inning, but would come up a couple runs short in the end. The game was called because of rain and lightning in the bottom of the seventh with two outs, one runner on for Beaver Dam and a 1-2 count on the hitter.
Lahre was the winning pitcher for The Lady Serpents. She went six and two-thirds innings, allowing 18 runs on zero hits and striking out 14.
The Lady Serpents tallied six hits in the game. Bennett and Gomez each collected multiple hits and Caitlyn Rogers added her first hit of the year for the Lady Serpents. Bennett led The Lady Serpents with three hits in six at bats. Amyah Boyd led The Lady Serpents with two stolen bases.
“The wind, rain, snow, hail and cold was tough to play in, but we did our best in the situations that we were given,” Mineral County coach Jason Cardenas said. “We have to give credit to Beaver Dam as they are a young team and showed a lot of fight.”
Tonopah 26, MCHS 10
The Lady Serpents out-hit Tonopah 13 to seven, but it wasn’t enough in a 26-10 loss on Saturday.
Tonopah took the lead for good with 10 runs in the second inning.
The Lady Serpents collected 13 hits. Moody-Isom, Madeline Bennett, Jesslyn Gomez, and Hailey Lahre all managed multiple hits for The Lady Serpents. Bennett and Moody-Isom each collected three hits to lead The Lady Serpents.
MCHS 13, Tonopah 12
The Lady Serpents seized victory in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a single at the end of the game to topple Tonopah 13-12. The Lady Serpents were down one in the bottom of the seventh inning when Moody-Isom singled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs and earn a split in their doubleheader vs. Tonopah.
Mineral County collected 13 hits and Tonopah had four in the high-scoring affair.
Tonopah took an early lead in the second inning.
After Tonopah scored two runs, the Lady Serpents answered when Lahre doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run and Madeline Bennett doubled on a 0-2 count, scoring another run.
The Lady Serpents comeback started in the sixth inning as they tallied four runs in the bottom half of the inning. The Lady Serpents put the pressure on, lead by an RBI scoring single by Caitlyn Rogers, a long home run by Lahre, and great relief pitching by Julieanna Williams.
Williams earned the victory on the pitcher’s mound for The Lady Serpents. She went one and two-thirds innings, allowing no runs and no hits, striking out one and walking one.
Bennett, Moody-Isom, Williams, Lahre and Gomez each managed multiple hits for The Lady Serpents. Moody-Isom and Bennett each managed three hits to lead the team.
When asked about the game, Cardenas said, “It feels great to get a win against a good team. I feel like this is one of the first clean games that we’ve played. Everybody came through in the clutch and hit the ball when we needed it most. Caitlyn’s RBI single started the 6th inning rally, then followed by Hailey’s HR was a huge confidence boost for the team. I couldn’t have asked for more out of Julieanna to come into the situation that she inherited and not give up a hit or a run. We needed it all, and we got it.”
The Lady Serpents will open their conference season on Friday with a doubleheader at 10 a.m. against the Eureka Vandals. Come out and support your Lady Serpents.