KINGMAN - Seattle University freshman lefthander Tarik Skubal (Kingman Academy, 2014) has found himself a spot in the starting rotation for the Division I Redhawks (7-13).
Skubal has started four games and is 0-3. He has a 4.97 earned run average after 25.1 innings pitched. He's surrendered 14 earned runs on 24 hits and nine walks. He's struck out 15 and has limited the opposition to a .250 batting average.
Skubal's most impressive outing came against the Pac-12's Washington Huskies. Skubal got a no-decision after seven innings pitched and the score tied, 2-2. He gave up no earned runs on two hits and two walks, and struck out three Huskies.
Reed a starter for Mesa CC
Taylor Reed (Kingman High, 2014) ended her freshman year with Mesa Community College when the Thunderbirds (20-11) fell to Phoenix College in the Region I championship game March 7, 54-43. Reed scored four points in the loss.
Reed started 30 of 31 games for Mesa, and her 7.3 points per game was third on the team.
Martin's team wins title
Freshman Lance Martin (Kingman Academy, 2014) went from a round-of-16 elimination in the Arizona state basketball tournament his senior year to being a part of a national championship when Cornerstone University (Grand Rapids, Mich.) took the NAIA Division II title over Dakota Wesleyan Wednesday, 66-45. Martin saw one minute of playing time.
Martin appeared in 17 games for the Golden Eagles (33-5) and made nine of 14 shots, including 5-for-6 on 3-pointers. He averaged 1.4 points per game.
Tribbett helps Hamline
Freshman Sidney Tribbett (home-schooled, 2014) scored 9.450 on the floor exercise to tie for 25th place and help Hamline University (St. Paul, Minn.) to a fifth-place finish at the season-ending NCGA Midwest Regionals/Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference meet Sunday in St. Paul, Minn.
Tribbett trained for gymnastics at All Starz Academy.
Tomlinson batting .400
Freshman Austin Tomlinson (Kingman Academy, 2014) has appeared in six games for Miles Community College (Miles City, Mont.).
Tomlinson has gone 2-for-5 for a .400 batting average. He has two runs batted in, two runs scored and has walked three times.
McCans wins first tennis match
Freshman Cortney McCans (Kingman High, 2014) is 1-1 on the tennis season for the NCAA D-II University of Sioux Falls (S.D.).
The Cougars are 5-5, and McCans won her first collegiate match she ever played over Maggie Nelson of Gustavius Adolphus College on Feb. 15, 6-1, 6-1. McCans fell to Babson College's Kylie Kam Wednesday in Puerto Rico, 6-1, 6-4.
McCord hitting .444 in Montana
Freshman Westin McCord (Kingman Academy, 2014) is hitting .444 after nine at bats for Miles, including a double and two RBIs. McCord has also thrown 4.2 innings for the Pioneers, surrendering seven earned runs on five hits and eight walks. He has struck out three.
Cardiff just misses Big Sky final
Sophomore Paige Cardiff (Kingman, 2013) finished 12th in the 800 meters for Southern Utah with a time of 2 minutes, 18.87 seconds, at the Big Sky indoor preliminaries and came up four spots shy from qualifying for the conference championship race.
Cardiff is expected to run at this weekend's UNLV Invitational in Las Vegas to open the outdoor track season for the Thunderbirds.