Photo by Beau Bearden.
KINGMAN – The No. 10-ranked Kingman Academy softball team ended the regular season on a high-note Tuesday at Parker as Maryssa Edwards tossed a no-hitter to lead the Lady Tigers to a 17-0 win.
Kingman Academy (14-4) had already wrapped up the region championship, but added another accomplishment with an undefeated 10-0 mark in the 2A West.
Edwards struck out five and yielded just one walk in five innings of work. The Lady Tigers backed her up with run support, scoring 17 runs on nine hits with 12 RBIs.
Kingman Academy wasted little time to start the game, as it exploded for 10 runs and never looked back in the rout. Randa Short led the way with a perfect 3-for-3 performance, highlighted by two runs scored and a run batted in.
Leadoff hitter Jillian Winters went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs, while Shaunti Short added two hits, three RBIs and one run scored.
The Lady Tigers now await their seed in the AIA 2A State Championship, which will be announced at 2:30 p.m. today.
Coconino 15, Lee Williams 2
At Coconino, Lee Williams ended its season on the road Tuesday with a 15-2 loss to Coconino.
The Lady Volunteers finish with a 4A Conference record of 3-15 and 0-12 in the Grand Canyon.
River Valley 10, Kingman 0
At River Valley, Kingman dropped a 10-0 loss to River Valley Monday to end its season with a 3A Conference record of 4-12 and 2-6 in the West Region.
The Lady Bulldogs held the Lady Dust Devils scoreless in the first inning, but never recovered after yielding three runs in the second and four in the third.
Parker 10, Academy 3
At Parker, No. 16-ranked Kingman Academy came up short in its bid for the 2A West Region Championship Tuesday as it fell 10-3 to Parker.
The Tigers finish the regular season with a 2A Conference record of 13-6 and 8-2 in the West Region. Kingman Academy still has a shot to make the state tournament, but its fate is in the hands of the AIA selection committee.
Kingman Academy took a 2-1 lead in the top of the second inning, but never recovered after yielding a combined seven runs in the third and fourth frames. The Tigers scored their final run of the game in the top of the fifth, but eight errors proved costly in the loss.
Kaden Bean finished with two hits to lead the offense, while Levi Garcia, Kannon Butler and Noah Weiler each finished with a run batted in.
Donald Tatham was dealt the loss, finishing with three walks and a strikeout in two innings of work.
Kingman 14, River Valley 2
At River Valley, Kingman finished the regular season in grand fashion Monday as it routed River Valley 14-2.
The Bulldogs finish 2017 at 8-10 in the 3A Conference and 4-6 in the West Region.
Derrek Brown led the offense with three hits, while Mason Telford went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Brennon Ogle added two RBIs to round out the top performers.
Luke Ness picked up the win, yielding one earned run on five hits with two strikeouts and one walk in three innings of work. Ness also helped his own cause at the plate with two RBIs and two runs scored.