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Whittell softball beats Pyramid Lake 11-2 for first win; Kjer throws CG, hits homer

Anthony Gentile
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Whittell starter Kelsey Kjer fires a pitch in the Warriors’ 11-2 win over Pyramid Lake last Tuesday at Lampe Park. The junior threw a complete game with 12 strikeouts and went 4-for-4 with a home run in the victory.
Courtesy Boyd Dangtongdee |

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Both in the circle and at the plate, Kelsey Kjer led the Whittell softball team to its first win of the season Tuesday. The junior threw a 12-strikeout complete game and went 4-for-4 with a home run as the Warriors rolled to an 11-2 win over Pyramid Lake in their home opener at Lampe Park.

Whittell (1-1, 1-0 IV Northern) had a 2-1 lead over the Lakers after the first inning, and broke the game open by scoring four runs in the third and fourth frames. The Warriors tagged Pyramid Lake (0-1) for 11 runs on 11 hits, and capped the scoring with a run in the seventh.

Kjer (W, 1-1) held the Lakers hitless into the fifth inning and allowed two runs on two hits with six walks — her 12 strikeouts in the 132-pitch outing marked a career high. Offensively, the junior went 4-for-4 with a home run, double, two RBIs and two runs.

Catcher Dominique Ogilvie and shortstop Ali Copsy each finished 2-for-4 with a double in the win — Ogilvie had two RBIs while Copsy finished with one. First baseman Jordyn Becker went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs, third baseman Eva Fuller was 1-for-3 with a double, RBI and run, and center fielder Daria Sharon finished 1-for-2 with three runs.

Defensively, Whittell turned one double play in the win over the Lakers. Copsy caught a fly ball at shortstop and threw it to Becker to double off a Pyramid Lake runner.

Whittell returns to action Friday in the Yerington Tournament held at Smith Valley High —it will play two games Friday and two more Saturday as part of the tournament. Next Tuesday, the Warriors return home to face Hug (Reno, Nev.) — first pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Both in the circle and at the plate, Kelsey Kjer led the Whittell softball team to its first win of the season Tuesday. The junior threw a 12-strikeout complete game and went 4-for-4 with a home run as the Warriors rolled to an 11-2 win over Pyramid Lake in their home opener at Lampe Park.

Whittell (1-1, 1-0 IV Northern) had a 2-1 lead over the Lakers after the first inning, and broke the game open by scoring four runs in the third and fourth frames. The Warriors tagged Pyramid Lake (0-1) for 11 runs on 11 hits, and capped the scoring with a run in the seventh.

Kjer (W, 1-1) held the Lakers hitless into the fifth inning and allowed two runs on two hits with six walks — her 12 strikeouts in the 132-pitch outing marked a career high. Offensively, the junior went 4-for-4 with a home run, double, two RBIs and two runs.

Catcher Dominique Ogilvie and shortstop Ali Copsy each finished 2-for-4 with a double in the win — Ogilvie had two RBIs while Copsy finished with one. First baseman Jordyn Becker went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs, third baseman Eva Fuller was 1-for-3 with a double, RBI and run, and center fielder Daria Sharon finished 1-for-2 with three runs.

Defensively, Whittell turned one double play in the win over the Lakers. Copsy caught a fly ball at shortstop and threw it to Becker to double off a Pyramid Lake runner.

Whittell returns to action Friday in the Yerington Tournament held at Smith Valley High —it will play two games Friday and two more Saturday as part of the tournament. Next Tuesday, the Warriors return home to face Hug (Reno, Nev.) — first pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.


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