The Kingman High School softball team returns to regional action by hosting Peoria in a doubleheader on Friday.
"I hope to come out of this weekend 5-3 in conference heading into Sunrise Mountain," coach Salina Fogg said.
Freshman pitcher Jennifer Messer gets the start in Game One with fellow freshman Paige Affleck taking the ball in the second game.
The Bulldogs lost to Mountain Ridge 14-4 on Wednesday in a nonconference game and currently are 3-3 in the Desert West region.
"We played a good ball game," Fogg said.
"They just hit the ball real well."
Mountain Ridge scored first with five runs in the bottom of the first, but Kingman got a run back in the top of the second when senior Julia Lasiloo sent the ball out of the park.
However, Mountain Ridge came back in the bottom of the second, scoring four runs to take a 9-1 lead.
The Bulldogs didn't score again until the top of the fourth, when they got three runs.
Senior Tonya Fuqua led off the inning with a single, and "CJ" Martin followed her up at the plate.
Even though she struck out, Martin advanced to first on a passed ball to put runners on first and second.
Another passed ball allowed the runners to move into scoring position.
Senior Lauren Seliquini then batted in Fuqua on a fielder's choice and reached base herself.
Lasiloo was then intentionally walked to load the bases.
Sophomore Sarah Mayo then singled into left field scoring Martin and keeping the bases loaded with no outs.
Junior Vanessa Alanis followed by laying down a squeeze bunt that was perfectly executed, scoring the run and keeping everyone safe.
However, Kingman was unable to score any more runs.
Mountain Ridge answered with two runs in the fourth and another run in the fifth to take a 14-4 lead.
The 10-run rule was used after the fifth inning to call the game.
Kingman and Peoria begin the doubleheader at 2 p.m., and Game Two is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.
at Centennial Park.