3/23/2014 6:00:00 AM Havasu wins Coca-Cola championship Kingman, 4-1, takes third, loses to Havasu in semifinals
Shortstop Natalie Borgens gets off a throw for a double-play attempt as Lake Havasu’s Zoe Pakes closes in Saturday at Centennial Park in the semifinals of the 2014 Kingman Coca-Cola Classic Invitational Softball Tournament. Havasu won in extra innings, 11-7.
2014 KINGMAN COCA-COLA CLASSIC INVITATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
KINGMAN - A three-run seventh-inning rally by the Kingman High softball team in the semifinals managed to send the game into extra innings, but Lake Havasu's four runs in the eighth gave the Knights the win during the 2014 Kingman Coca-Cola Classic Softball Invitational Softball Tournament played Friday and Saturday at Centennial Park.
Kingman trailed 7-4 at the start of the bottom of the seventh, but singles by Toria Williams, Juanitta Cooper, Danni Lee and Danielle Shaw got things even for the Lady Bulldogs.
Kingman advanced to the semifinal game by beating Window Rock in the first round, 9-2. Ali Finkbeiner doubled, tripled and scored two runs for the Lady Bulldogs.
Lee earned the win and gave up seven hits and struck out five.
During Friday's pool play, Kingman went 2-0. The Lady Bulldogs beat up Seligman, 15-0, and Sierra Linda, 12-0.
Against Seligman, Lee threw a three-inning perfect game while striking out eight of the nine batters she faced. Natalie Borgens hit a two-run inside-the-park home run in the win.
Rachel Arave hit two doubles and scored three runs in the win over Sierra Linda. Lee got the win, giving up four hits while striking out four.
Kingman finished the tournament in third place, beating Seligman in that game, 17-2. Trevor Browne won the Consolation Championship by beating Copper Canyon, 8-6.
Lake Havasu went on to win the tournament championship over Chinle, 13-3.