Lady Tigers, Vols softball get first wins
KINGMAN - The Kingman Academy softball team earned its first two wins of the season Friday at the Copper Classic hosted by Bagdad High, and Lee Williams destroyed Parker in a regular season contest for the Lady Vols' first win Thursday in Parker, 21-1.
Academy (2-1-1 overall) opened the Copper Classic Friday with a tie against host Bagdad, 6-6. The Lady Tigers scored two runs in their last at-bats to equal it up when Jillian Winters walked and scored on Dakota Parker's triple. Kylie Tomlinson crossed the plate on Jessica Plew's game-tying single.
Plew then threw a five-inning no-hitter at Chino Valley for the Academy's first win of the season, 13-0. Plew walked two and struck out one, and the Lady Tigers had a 12-run third inning to back her up.
The Academy wrapped up Friday's action in the tournament by beating Williams, 10-6. Plew, a freshman, again was the star by allowing one earned run in 4-2/3 innings on four hits and two walks. Plew struck out six Vikings. Plew also drove in three runs with three hits, including doubles in the second and fifth innings.
Lady Vols handle Parker, 21-1
Lee Williams scored five runs in the first inning, seven in the second, five in the third and four in the fourth en route to its first-ever varsity softball win Thursday in Parker, 21-1. The Lady Vols tagged the Broncs for 17 hits.
Holly McFadyen led Lee Williams (1-1) with four hits, four RBIs and three runs scored. Mia Santos went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored.
Siava Allen, Khori Cobanovich, and Rebecca LeClair each had two hits.
Sidney Clark pitched and earned the win. She gave up one earned run on four hits and one walk, and struck out four.
The Lady Vols try for two in a row when they play Odyssey at 4 p.m. Monday in Goodyear.
River Valley blanks Kingman
Regan Glenn threw six-inning one-hitter while facing the minimum 18 Lady Bulldog batters to shut out Kingman Friday in Mohave Valley, 10-0.
Glenn struck out 11 and only surrendered a single to Taylor Olivas to open up the second inning. Olivas was erased for the inning's second out, and Glenn finished strong by striking out the final six Kingman hitters.
Kingman hosts Kingman Academy at 3:45 p.m. Monday.
Tigers beat Ash Fork, 15-4
Kingman Academy got its second regular-season win (15-4) Thursday over Ash Fork at Southside Park and then met some resistance at Bagdad's Copper Classic Friday.
Against Ash Fork, the Academy (3-2 overall, 2-0 Division III) scored seven runs in the first three innings before cruising to the win over the Spartans. T.J. Pena had a two-run home run in the second and three RBIs.
J.J. Griffith earned the win for the Tigers. He didn't allow an earned run on one hit. He struck out four in three innings.
The Tigers opened the Copper Classic with two losses. Bagdad beat the Academy with a run in the bottom of the seventh, 6-5, and Wickenburg took the Tigers, 9-2.
The Academy got its first win of the tournament by scoring twice in its last at-bat to get past Williams, 8-7. After Chy Banda's RBI single, Colton Bradley scored on a passed ball to give the Tigers the win.
Northland nets Volunteers
Northland Prep defeated Lee Williams in the Volunteers' first-ever varsity boys tennis match Thursday at Centennial Park, 7-2.
Braden Spencer had his hands in on both points for the Vols. Spencer beat Northland's Dillion Volteck in No. 5 singles, 6-4, 6-0. Spencer then teamed with Elmer Correa to beat Volteck and Adam Nichols in No. 3 doubles, 8-5.
"We actually didn't do that bad. They improved before my very eyes," LWHS boys tennis coach Traci Rosenbach said. "But they played tight and tentative. They need to learn to relax and play their game."
Lee Williams plays Flagstaff at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Flagstaff.