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Lady Eagles dominant in playoff victories

Opening up regional play with a pair of routs, Boulder City High School softball looks primed for a state tournament appearance.

“We are in gel mode right now,” head coach Angelica Moorhead said. “We’re taking care of each other and everyone’s doing their jobs.”

Routing rival Moapa Valley 11-1 on May 7, junior Baylee Cook hit a three-run home run, while sophomore Hayden Nordstrom added a two-run double.

Seniors Shelby Elburn, Alexis Farrar and Talynn Madrid each batted 1-for-2 with an RBI.

On the mound, sophomore Payton Rogers was dominant, striking out nine batters while allowing only three hits.

“Payton is doing a great job for us,” Moorhead said. “She’s so smart and understands her role on the team. She carries a lot of the weight for us and is prepared mentally to do so. Her teammates putting up runs and helping her defensively is a major help for her to relax and do her job.”

Routing Cheyenne 15-0 on May 6, Nordstrom batted 2-for-3 with four RBIs, while Madrid batted 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two doubles.

“Our bats are hot right now,” Moorhead said. “We need to keep it that way and play one game at a time. Our lineup is pretty solid top to bottom.”

Rogers earned the victory, striking out three batters.

Continued coverage of the postseason will appear in next week’s issue.

The Eagle has landed

City crews help align the eagle at the new welcome sign Monday morning. The $75,000 sign, which is funded by the city, will not only welcome those coming to town but also honors the Boulder City High School Eagles.

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