KINGMAN - Ricky Ogborn faced just one batter above the minimum while throwing a no-hitter during Kingman's 11-0, 10-run mercy-rule win in five innings at Parker Tuesday.
"We played solid all around," said KHS baseball coach Chad Baitinger. "No physical or mental errors."
The win gave Kingman (1-5 Division II) its first regular-season win. Ogborn hit a batter to give Parker (0-7 D-III) its only baserunner to start the second inning. He struck out five Broncs.
Ogborn's battery mate, catcher Jacob Cave, went 3-for-3 and scored three runs for the Bulldogs. Tyler Julle scored twice on three hits, and Garrett Stephens, Aidan Dunn and Derek Brown each collected two hits.
Kingman faces Bradshaw Mountain (5-3) in its first D-II, Section V game of the season at 3:45 p.m. today in Prescott Valley.
Vols dominate MALC, 15-0
Nate Cottrell, Russell Cottrell and Hunter Allen combined to no-hit Bullhead City MALC Tuesday in Lee Williams' 15-0 win called after five innings because of the mercy rule.
"They threw well, and we swung the bats better today," said LWHS baseball coach James Mayfield. "We are going to need these great combinations to have success against our next three opponents: River Valley, Chino Valley and Kingman Academy. They are all good ballclubs."
Lee Williams (5-1 D-III) scored six runs in the first and eight in the third to put MALC (0-6 D-IV) behind them. The Cottrell brothers each had two hits and scored two runs for the Volunteers.
Lee Williams plays at River Valley (3-4 D-III) at 6 p.m. today in Mohave Valley.
Errors cause Tigers' demise
Eleven errors. That's what the Kingman Academy defense gave Flagstaff (4-2) and the Eagles capitalized for a 9-6 non-section win Tuesday in Flagstaff.
The Tigers out-hit Flagstaff 12 to seven, but it wasn't enough to overcome the 11 errors. Academy (6-3 D-III) got three hits each from T.J. Pena and Cody Quick, and both doubled once. Josh Allen and Taylor Thomson each collected two base knocks for the Tigers.
Academy blasted the Eagles with five first-inning runs, but the Eagles fought back by scoring in every inning but the sixth. J.J. Griffith took the loss for the Tigers, giving up all nine runs, though only three were earned. He gave up seven hits, three walks and struck out five in five innings of work.
Academy hosts Bagdad (4-1 D-IV) in non-section play at 4 p.m. Friday on Field 2 at Southside Park.
SOFTBALL: Lady Vols outslug MALC
MALC and Lee Williams combined for 45 hits and 32 runs Tuesday at Centennial Park, and it was the Lady Vols winning in extra innings, 17-15.
"It wasn't our best game, but we pulled out the win so I'm happy with it," said LWHS softball coach Mike Cummings.
MALC (4-2 D-IV) opened the scoring fest with a four-run first and led 7-1 into the bottom of the third when Lee Williams (6-2 D-III) began to roar back with three. The Lady Vols scored three in the fourth as well and added five more in the fifth to take the lead, 12-10.
In the seventh, MALC held a 14-12 lead but Khori Cobanovich and Rebecca LeClair both singled and scored. The game ended on a Cobanovich bases-loaded triple in the bottom of the eighth.
Cobanovich had four hits and four RBIs to lead Lee Williams. Tori Logan, Victoria Martin, Keltzey Paulson and Cassie Finkbeiner each had three hits. LeClair, Mia Santos and Sydney Valandingham each collected two.
The Lady Vols host the tough River Valley (9-0 D-III) squad at 4 p.m. today on Field 6 at Centennial Park.
Kingman gets free passes from Parker
The Lady Bulldogs worked 18 walks and were hit four times en route to a 20-0 win over Parker Tuesday at KHS.
The win against Parker (0-9 D-III) snapped a six-game regular-season losing streak for Kingman (2-6 D-II).
Pitcher Natalie Borgens surrendered just one hit in five innings for the Lady Bulldogs. She hit one batter and struck out seven Broncs.
Kingman hosts Bradshaw Mountain (5-2 D-II) to open the Section V part of the schedule at 3:45 p.m. today.
GIRLS TENNIS: Coconino downs Kingman, 8-1
Senior Natalie Collings kept Kingman from being shut out by Coconino (4-1 D-II) Tuesday at KHS, 8-1.
Collings partnered with freshman Kerissa Salmon for an 8-3 win in No. 3 doubles over Erena Clah and Deja Dayzie.
Collings nearly pulled off a singles win but lost to Coconino's Emily Button in a 10-point super-tiebreaker 6-0, 3-6, 10-4.
Kingman (2-5 D-II) next plays at Lake Havasu (7-0) at 3:30 p.m. today.