KHS softball team goes 1-3 at Mohave Tournament

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Bulldogs' first baseman Matt Bradley attempts to catch the Mountain Ridge player off the base in Friday's game against the Mountain Ridge Mountain Lions at KHS.

The Bulldogs are now 5-3 in their last eight games.

Junior D.J.

Tecklenburg started for the Bulldog and lasted all of one inning.

Mountain Ridge loaded the bases in the top of the first but managed to only allow two runs.

Kingman got a run back in the bottom half of the inning when second baseman Kyle Ramos scored off third baseman Kyle Nutt's single.

Ramos was 2-for-4, with two runs scored.

The Bulldogs tied the game in the bottom of the third when Ramos scored for the second time off a wild pitch.

The Mountain Lions took the lead back in the top of the fourth because of several Kingman errors.

Pitcher Dusty Alford got the first two Mountain Ridge batter to ground out, but he then walked the next two batters and gave up a single.

Then an error by shortstop Chris Dademash and a wild throw by catcher Ryan Huerta allowed the Lions to score two runs.

"I was pretty upset," Alford said.

"I thought we could have beat them, then the errors happened."

The Bulldogs didn't score again despite getting four men on base in the last couple innings.

Mountain Ridge added a run when Kurt Keller went deep, hitting the ball over the left field fence.

"My curveball was working good and it helped a lot, I just need to work on strikes," Alford said.

The winning pitcher was Mountain Ridge's Mike Wilson.

He had six strikeouts and gave up 12 hits but only allowed the two runs.

"This shows we can play good with good teams," Williams said.

"We'll comeback and get to work."

The Bulldogs return to action on Friday at Boulder City.

The Kingman High School softball team had a tough couple of days at the Mohave tournament in Bullhead City.

The Bulldogs were 1-3 in the tournament with the sole victory coming against Lake Havasu.

Two of the other opponents are in the top-20 nationally and the other school, Alta was No.

4 in Utah at the end of last season.

"I saw a lot of good things," Coach Salina Fogg said.

"Our outfielders did a good job of covering bases on bunts, and (senior) Stephanie Marino stepped up in her leadership role."

On Saturday, the Bulldogs took on Alta High and lost 9-2.

Freshman Jennifer Messer started the game for Kingman and was relieved by fellow freshman Paige Afflec after 31/ 3 innings work.

Kingman only had two hits against Alta but still managed to score two runs.

In the fifth inning senior Lauren Seliquini got on base after the pitcher dropped a pop fly.

Then junior Vanessa Alanis reached after an error by the first basemen, putting runners on first and second.

The runners then advanced on a passed ball, putting the runners in scoring position.

Marino then singled to bring in the two runs for Kingman.

"Their pitcher had a nice rise we just couldn't lay off of," Fogg said.

Alta had eight hits for the game and scored nine runs.

Kingman split the two games they played on Friday morning.

In the early 7:30 a.m.

game the Bulldogs lost to Canyon del Oro 9-2.

Kingman's first run came in the third inning.

Senior Bridgett Soles hit a double to get in scoring position.

She advanced on a wild pitch and then scored when senior Tonya Fuqua hit a single.

The other Bulldog run came in the fifth inning when Marino singled to get on base.

She stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored of a Soles' sacrifice fly to left field.

"Defensively we took a step back against (Canyon del Oro)," Fogg said.

"But they're in the top-15 in the nation and scoring two runs was good for us."

In the other morning game, the Bulldogs defeated Lake Havasu 5-3.

Afflec throw a complete game and had seven strikeouts and the three runs.

The game was scoreless until the fifth inning when senior Julia Lasiloo went yard over the center field fence for her second home run this week.

Havasu answered with two runs of their own to take 2-1 lead.

But in the sixth, the Bulldogs scored four runs, which started with Soles reaching on a walk.

Fuqua then singled and junior "C.J." Martin reached on an infield error to load the bases.

Lasiloo sacrifice bunted down the third base line and the third baseman ended up throwing the ball out of play for a ground-rule double.

Seliquini then doubled to score two more runs.

The Bulldogs open regional play on Tuesday when the team travels to take on Tolleson at 3:45 p.m.