By Greg Perkins –
Heading into this week, the Lady Roadrunners had won their past four games, moving themselves into a position to qualify for the state playoffs as one of the top 24 ranked teams. Tuesday afternoon’s road game against St. Johns put an end to their four-game streak, and put a bit of a damper on their playoff hopes. Now with just three games remaining they will more than likely need to win at least two of the three and possibly all three to advance to the post-season.
Playing in good weather conditions, the Holbrook squad was trailing early after giving up four first inning runs to the Lady Redskins. St. Johns doubled that output in the third to lead 8-1. Holbrook scored twice in the top of the fourth, trimming a little off the lead, but in the bottom of the frame the Lady Redskins added five more runs to their total, bringing the 10-run rule into effect after shutting down Holbrook in the top of the fifth inning to win the game 13-3.
Janecia Nez took the loss in the circle.
Alizia Foster and Davi Reyes were Holbrook’s leading hitters as each went two for two at the plate.
The Lady Birds fell to 8-7 in power point contests and will face Mogollon this afternoon (April 20) at Heber. In their first meeting with the Lady Mustangs they came away with a 9-8 win. On Saturday they host St. Johns on what will be their final home game of the season. They will wrap up their regular season at Snowflake on Tuesday afternoon. If they are not in the top 24 in power points after Tuesday’s game, their season will come to a close.