Ashley Delaney ropes her third-inning home run against Reno High in the Northern Nevada Class 5A regional softball tournament. Delaney drove in three RBIs in the win.
Photo by Ron Harpin.
Douglas High softball didn't flinch in its second regional test against Reno high in three days.
Tuesday in the opening round, the Tigers took down the Huskies, 12-0.
Thursday's outcome was similar as Douglas scored in every inning except the first in a five-inning win, 13-2.
Up next, the Tigers get another familiar face, traveling north to No. 2 Reed for the second time.
With the regional tournament being double elimination, Douglas will need to beat Reed twice Friday in order to advance to the Class 5A regional final after the Raiders defeated the Tigers, 4-3, Wednesday.
First pitch of game one Friday is set for 2:30 p.m.
Should another contest be needed, game two is scheduled for 5 p.m.
Tigers down Huskies
Emma Stagliano, who was 3-for-3 in the contest, started the scoring affair with an RBI in the second inning.
Eva McNinch drove in the next two runs on a double to left before Hailey Wilkinson knocked in McNinch on a single up the middle, giving Douglas a 5-0 through two innings.
Reno got two runs back with a long ball in the third, but Ashley Delaney returned the favor and homered to center, knocking in two runs of her own.
Starting pitcher Mackenzie Willis helped her own cause with two-run homer in the fourth.
In the circle, Willis struck out six batters over five innings of work and allowed the two earned runs on three hits.