Damonte Ranch, considered to be the best softball team in Northern Division I this season, put together a doubleheader sweep of the Douglas Tigers in Reno Saturday afternoon, keeping its perfect league record in tat.
The Mustangs won 4-0 and 8-6, dropping Douglas’ season record to 14-9 overall and 6-4 in Northern Division I play.
In Game 1, Allison Meyer led the Tiger offense, going 3-for-3 with a triple.
Leonna Mortimer, Kelly Sonnemann, Taylor McKinnon and Maddie Parks all collected singles and the Tigers outhit Damonte 7-5. Still, Mustang pitcher Kalyn Paque didn’t allow Douglas to cobble together any runs, striking out five and walking none in picking up the complete-game shutout win.
Kali Sargent was strong in the circle for the Tigers, striking out five and walking one, but Damonte got a run across in the second and three in the fourth to provide the difference in the game.
Douglas led on two occasions early on in Game 2 and rallied late to make things interesting, but Damonte held on for the win.
Douglas led 2-1 after the first and extended that to 4-1 after the top of the second.
Damonte thundered back, though, scoring four in the bottom of the second to take a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.
The Mustangs added insurance runs in the fourth and fifth to go up 8-4.
Douglas crossed a pair of runs in the top of the seventh but the Mustangs shut the door from there.
Mortimer went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs to lead Douglas. Meyer and Makayla Shaver doubled, Katie Kuever and Kelly Sonnemann each tripled, Illiana Brown drove in a pair of runs and Kluever and Meyer each added an RBI in the loss.
The Douglas High junior varsity squad split a doubleheader with Damonte Ranch on Saturday, winning 11-1 and losing 16-12.
Layne Waggoner had three RBIs, Morgan Gunnell had two and Nicole Rowe, Mari Pimental, Savannah Allmett, M. Grizoffi and Daisy Cueva each had one.
Rowe and Gunnell each had a double and Waggoner tripled.
Waggoner pitched a complete game in the win, striking out four.
She also drove in another three runs, while Gunnell, Allmett, and Delaney Jacobson each had two and Makenzie Rose had one.
Waggoner doubled twice, Jacobson doubled once.