Prep Roundup: Lady Tigers douse The Phoenix, 24-0
Includes more softball, baseball and boys and girls tennis
KINGMAN – The Kingman Academy softball team used a strong second inning Tuesday on the road against Tonopah Valley to cruise to a 24-0 shutout victory in four innings due to the run-rule.
The Lady Tigers tallied two runs in the first and then exploded for 14 in the second on the way to their second straight win over The Phoenix.
Chloe Elliott led the offense with five RBIs, while Maryssa Edwards tallied four runs batted in and Jessica Plew and Cassidy Hobbs each notched three RBIs.
Player also picked up the win in the circle, allowing just two hits and striking out four in two innings of work.
Kingman Academy (10-3, 6-0 2A West) travels to Mohave Accelerated Thursday for 4 p.m. contest.
Mohave 18, Lee Williams 1
At Mohave, The Lee Williams softball team yielded nine runs in the third inning and never recovered in an 18-1 loss to Mohave Tuesday. Lee Williams (2-10, 0-8 in 4A Grand Canyon) return to the field today at 3:45 p.m. as they host Mohave at Centennial Park.
Academy 21, Tonopah Valley 3
At Tonopah Valley, The Kingman Academy baseball team easily took care of Tonopah Valley on the road Tuesday with a 21-3 victory in five innings due to the run-rule.
The duo of Braden Judd and Donald Tatham each drove in four runs as the Tigers outhit the Phoenix 18-4. Judd and Tatham accounted for two hits apiece, while Levi Garcia went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with four runs scored. Wyatt Hall was also a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs scored and a RBI.
Butler picked up the win, yielding two earned runs on four hits with four strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings of work. Hall pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief and picked up the save.
The Tigers (10-4, 6-0 2A West) travel to Mohave Accelerated Thursday for a 3:30 p.m. contest.
Odyssey 6, Kingman 5
At Tonopah Valley, The Kingman High School baseball team continued section action Tuesday at home against Odyssey Institute with a 6-5 loss.
The Bulldogs held a 3-1 lead after three innings and 5-3 after four. That was all the Bulldogs could muster though, as Odyssey scored three unanswered runs to win the game.
Kingman (5-8, 2-5 3A West) returns to the field April 18 as it hosts Chino Valley.
Kingman 6, Anthem Prep 3
At Anthem Prep, The Kingman High School girls tennis team defeated Anthem Prep 6-3 in an away section match Tuesday in Phoenix.
“All of the girls played really well and their hard work is paying off,” Kingman girls tennis coach John Hansen said. “I saw a lot of improvement today and I couldn’t be happier for them.”
The Lady Bulldogs had contributions from Martha Aguilar, Reeta Sihock, Jessica Pebley, Denise Wiley, Hannah Heiden and Breanna McIver.
Kingman (3-7, 2-2 in Section IV) has exceeded last year’s win total and hosts Lake Havasu at 3:30pm Tuesday.
Estrella Foothills 6,
Lee Williams 3
The Lee Williams High School girls tennis team traveled to Estrella Foothills Tuesday for a section dual match and lost 6-3. The Lady Volunteers are back in action at 2 p.m. today as they face Yuma High at Kingman High School.
Estrella Foothills 7,
Lee Williams 2
The Lee Williams High School boys tennis team hosted Estrella Foothills in a section dual match Tuesday and lost 7-2. The Volunteers are back in action at 2 p.m. today as they play Yuma at Centennial Park.