By Dave Belcher
Moapa Valley Progress
The Moapa Valley High School girls softball team played two games last week.
The first was against Canyon Springs where the Pirates beat the Pioneers 16-12. It took the Pirates a 4-run 4th inning to catch up to the Pioneers as the Canyon Springs held a lead of 4-1 going into the fourth.
Canyon Springs regained the lead with two runs in the bottom half of the fourth inning to make it 6-5.
But Moapa finished the 5th inning with 6 more, taking a 12-5 lead. The Lady Pirates then finished it off with 1 in the 6th and 4 more in the 7th inning.
Canyon Springs wasn’t finished yet. They scored 1 in the 6th then came back with 5 in the 7th.
Chanelle Lacroix got the win as she allowed 9 hits and 12 runs in the game. McCall Smith went 3-for-5 with a triple. Summer Owens tripled and singled, driving in three runs as the Pirates outlasted the Pioneers.
On Friday afternoon the Pirates went into Las Vegas where they were defeated by a very good Shadow Ridge team.
Bailey Owens led the Pirates in hitting by going 2-3 while scoring a run.
Shadow Ridge scored at least one run in every inning: 1 in the 1st; then 2 in each of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings; to take a 7-0 lead into the 5th inning.
After another run for the Mustangs, Moapa finally got on the board scoring 2. The Lady Pirates then scored 2 more in the 7th for the final score of 10-4.
“The girl’s played a good game against one of the better teams,” said Coach Geniel Ozaki.
Moapa had 6 hits and 4 errors in the game. Frie was the losing pitcher as she allowed only 8 hits.
The Pirates play Boulder City this week in league play in Boulder City.