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Douglas duo helps Lightning at World Series

Staff Reports

Douglas High products Allison Meyer and Corry Diaz helped the Nevada Lightning softball team secure second-place in the Triple Crown Sports World Series 18U age bracket last weekend in Sparks.

Nevada Lightning went 11-2 in the tournament’s 69-team Gold Division. Eleven states were represented in the bracket.

The Lightning, comprised of high school players from around western Nevada, went 4-0 in pool play before dropping a one-run decision (on a double international tie-breaker) against the Attitude Roadrunners from Clinton, Utah. The Lightning won seven straight games in two days to reach the championship game, where they lost 3-1 against the NorCal Blitz from Redwood City, Calif.

Meyer, who is entering her senior year at Douglas High, is hitting .364 (56-for-154) for the summer with three home runs and 18 RBI. Diaz, who is entering her junior year at Douglas, is hitting .206 for the season.

The team’s pitching staff is led by Hayley Fein of Spanish Springs High, who was honored as Northern Division I Pitcher of the Year this spring, and Christie Betker of Reno High, a first-team all-region pitcher.