KINGMAN - At Lake Havasu High School, Lee Williams got help from Carter Rhoades and Paul Giglio at the plate and on the mound Tuesday. The Volunteers took a key Division III, Section V baseball win over Lake Havasu (5-7, 1-2), 6-3.
Rhoades earned the win on the hill, pitching six innings. He surrendered three runs on five hits and three walks. He struck out five.
Giglio pitched the seventh and got the save. He retired the side in order to keep No. 18 Lee Williams (9-3, 3-0) on pace with Chino Valley (7-8, 3-0) in first place in Section V.
At the plate, the duo each went 3-for-4. Rhoades and Giglio each had a double, and Giglio scored one run and Rhoades drove in one and scored one.
Matt Bathauer went 1-for-3 with two runs batted in for the Vols.
The Vols host River Valley (3-9, 0-2) in Section V action at 3:45 p.m. Friday.
Chino Valley 7, Kingman 2
At Chino Valley, the Kingman Bulldogs lost for the eighth time in their last nine games to Section V leader Chino Valley Tuesday, 7-2.
Kingman (2-9, 1-2) faces Lake Havasu today in Lake Havasu City.
SOFTBALL: Wickenburg 7, Kingman Academy 0
At Wickenburg, the Lady Tigers were held to one hit and Wickenburg snapped Kingman Academy's four-game winning streak Tuesday, 7-0.
Jillian Winters got the lone hit with two outs in the fifth inning.
Wickenburg (5-4, 2-0) handed Jessica Plew the Division III, Section V loss. Plew pitched five innings and gave up three runs, one earned, on seven hits and two walks. Plew struck out five Wranglers. Maryssa Edwards pitched the sixth and surrendered four runs.
Academy (9-4, 2-1) plays at Mohave (9-3, 2-0) Friday in Bullhead City.
Copper Canyon 14, Kingman 3
At Glendale, the Lady Bulldogs came out flat and Copper Canyon (5-6, 1-2) handed it to them Tuesday in Section V action, 14-3.
Taylor Olivas led Kingman (3-8, 1-2) going 3-for-3 with a double and a run batted in.
"We have not been consistent all year," said KHS softball coach Craig Lee. "We need to finish the season strong."
The Lady Bulldogs have four games left on the schedule, including hosting Lake Havasu (3-8, 0-3) at 3:45 p.m. today.
GOLF: Academy finishes fourth
At Laughlin, Nev., Kingman Academy shot 22 strokes better on the second and final day of the 10-team River Valley Invitational Tuesday to move up a spot from Monday to finish in fourth place. It was the second best team-round on Day 2. The Tigers (678) finished six shots behind Blue Ridge (672) for third place, and Sedona Red Rock (648) won the championship.
Academy's Raphael Choi (156) had a nine-stroke improvement from Day 1 and finished tied for fourth at 12-over-par in the individual tournament. Matt Schmitt of Brawley, Calif., won the event shooting even par after 36 holes.
Matthew Suh (170), Tristen Pitts (171) and Matthew Timmerman (181) rounded out the scoring for the Academy.
The Tigers host Northland Prep and Parker at 2 p.m. today at Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course.