Western Nevada College baseball and softball teams both took advantage of sunny weather and a home field advantage to post doubleheader victories Friday afternoon over Colorado Northwestern Community College. Both series conclude Saturday with doubleheaders.
Softball Team Posts Two Shutouts
The Wildcats softball team found the bats and held its defense against the Spartans, dominating 10-0 and 8-0. Both contests ended after five innings due to the eight-run lead rule.
Alissa Rampa socked a three-run homer early in the first game, and Ambar Huish added a homer later in the day.
“They were all fired up and ready to play,” said Coach Scott Rasner. He commended starting pitcher Alyson Herman, who went the distance in both games. “She’s been working all week on her fastball and her change-up, and she’s really picked up speed.” He said Herman has “been carrying all the load” on the mound this season.
Baseball Team Heats Up at Home
The Wildcats baseball team enjoyed the comforts of its first home stand, beating CNCC 4-0 and 11-1. Freshman Jordan Lewis was the winning pitcher in the first contest, while sophomore Kyle Starratt went the distance in the second, which was called after the sixth inning on the 10-run lead rule.
The Wildcats had 10 hits in the second game, including a two-run homer by Lance Ray and a solo home run by Brian Barnett.
Coach D.J. Whittemore said the Wildcats pitching staff is also getting healthy and improving their conditioning, and will now benefit from more experience on the mound.
“Throw strikes and play defense,” he said, and wins will follow.