KINGMAN - After opening the season at 1-6, the Kingman Bulldogs need to have a solid Division III, Section V part of the schedule if postseason play is going to be in their future.
It started off in the right direction with a 3-2 win over Kingman Academy (5-5, 0-1) Tuesday at KHS.
Derek Brown held the Tigers scoreless through six innings for Kingman (2-6, 1-0). The Academy rallied for two runs off of Brown in the seventh and had the bases loaded with one out. Rilee Araya relieved Brown and struck out the final two Tigers to get the save.
Brown earned the win, pitching 6 1/3 innings and giving up two runs, both earned, on five hits and one walk. He struck out 10 Tigers.
Brown also collected two hits, including a double, and scored a run.
Kingman next visits Lee Williams (6-3, 1-0) and the Academy hosts Chino Valley (5-8, 1-0). Both games are at 3:45 p.m. today.
Lee Williams 3, Mohave 1
KINGMAN - Paul Giglio stifled Mohave (7-5, 0-1) after giving up a first-inning run, and Lee Williams scored one in the fourth and two in the fifth for a D-III, Section V win Tuesday at LWHS, 3-2.
Giglio took the win, throwing a complete-game seven innings. He gave up the one earned run on four hits and one walk. He struck out four.
Nate Cottrell, Matt Shaw and Russell Cottrell each drove in a run for Lee Williams (6-3, 1-0).
The Vols played at River Valley in a D-III freedom game Wednesday. Results were not available by deadline. They host Kingman at 3:45 p.m. today.
SOFTBALL: Mohave 9, Lee Williams 6
KINGMAN - Leading 5-3 after three innings, Lee Williams couldn't hold on and lost its Division III, Section V opener to Mohave Tuesday in Bullhead City, 9-6.
Mohave (7-2, 1-0) put up four runs in the fourth and added another two in the sixth to take down Lee Williams (6-3, 0-1).
Holly McFadyen went 3-for-3 for the Volunteers, and Kara Mertens, Tori Logan, Mia Santos, and Courtney Janney each had two. Mertens hit a solo home run and scored twice, and Santos had two doubles, two runs scored and one RBI. Janney drove in two on two singles.
Sidney Clark was tagged with the loss. She threw six innings and gave up nine runs, eight earned, on 14 hits and four walks.
Lee Williams played No. 1 River Valley (9-0) in a freedom game Wednesday. Results were not available by deadline. The Lady Vols visit Kingman (2-7, 0-1) in a Section V game at 3:45 p.m. today.