KINGMAN - It was an old-fashioned slugfest and the Kingman High Lady Bulldogs softball team came away with the upset over No. 25 Lee Williams in a Division III, Section V game Thursday at KHS, 12-11.
Kingman (3-7, 1-1) strung together 18 base hits, including three home runs, a triple and a double. The Lady Bulldogs trailed 10-7 to begin the bottom of the sixth but then erupted for five runs to take the lead, 12-10. Lee Williams (6-5, 0-2) could only get one run across in the seventh and settled for its third consecutive loss.
Taylor Olivas and Anna Dunn had three-run home runs for Kingman, and Natalie Borgens hit a two-run shot. Arianna McKowen went 4-for-4 for the Lady Bulldogs.
Mia Santos went 4-for-5 with a double and a triple for the Lee Williams. Becky LeClair was 3-for-4 with two doubles. Kara Mertens, Tori Logan and Holly McFadyen each went 2-for-4. Logan had two doubles and four runs batted in.
Lee Williams hosts Lake Havasu (3-7, 0-2) at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at Centennial Park's Field No. 6, and Kingman plays at Copper Canyon (4-6, 0-2) the same day in Glendale.
Kingman Academy 14, Copper Canyon 3
At Glendale, it was little dicey for Kingman Academy after three innings trailing Copper Canyon (4-6, 0-2) Friday, 3-2, but the Lady Tigers put the bats together to score 12 runs over the final four innings for a 14-3 D-III, Section V win. The Academy (9-3, 2-0) is now on a four-game winning streak.
The only hiccup Lady Tiger pitcher Maryssa Edwards had was in the Aztecs' three-run second. Edwards earned the win pitching a complete game seven innings. She allowed three runs on 10 hits and one walk. She struck out nine.
The Academy laced out 14 base hits. Jessica Plew and Abbie Boss each went 3-for-4. Boss had a double and two RBIs, and Plew drove in one and scored twice.
Shaunti Short was 3-for-5 and crossed the plate three times. Kassidy Campbell had three RBIs with a double.
The Lady Tigers' game at home versus Lake Havasu Saturday was postponed to a later date due to weather.
The Academy next plays at Wickenburg (4-4, 1-0)
Chino Valley 12, Academy 2
At Southside Park, Kingman Academy could string together only six hits, but its defense let down with five errors and Chino Valley (6-8, 2-0) took care of the Tigers Thursday, 12-2.
The Cougars put up six in the third to run away in the six-inning run-ruled Division III, Section V contest.
Jeffry Chinyere led the Academy (5-6, 0-2) at the plate. He went 3-for-3 and scored one run. Donnie Tatham's fourth-inning double drove in Chinyere and Andrew Quick.
The Tigers had two games wiped out due to the weather Thursday night and Friday. Academy's games against Parker on Friday and Lake Havasu Saturday were postponed until a later date. Academy next hosts Wickenburg (4-5, 0-1) at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Southside Park's Field No. 2.